Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15693
Country: Germany

Very nice shots, James! Maybe you should get another Zeiss lens?

Chris, I am pretty sure that your lens has a problem, but I think it is always good to think in terms of "proof". I would certainly contact Zeiss, send them the photos, and ask about it. I would not personally be happy with a lens like that.



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4419
Country: United States

Thanks for the suggestion Carsten, but that isn't in the cards for me - unless I win the lottery. Thanks to you and Ronny for the kind comments. I'll just image some more of the tens of thousands of film shots I already have, and shooting my current gear.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15693
Country: Germany

There are inexpensive ways to shoot Zeiss lenses. The Contax 50/1.7 can be found for $100 or so, for example, and the wonderful ZF 50/1.4 for perhaps $300-400. It depends a bit on what system you use, but getting a Zeiss lens again doesn't have to cost a lot.



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2476
Country: United States

35mm 1.4 ZF







135mm 2.0 ZF













AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5018
Country: Germany

carstenw wrote:
There are inexpensive ways to shoot Zeiss lenses. The Contax 50/1.7 can be found for $100 or so, for example, and the wonderful ZF 50/1.4 for perhaps $300-400. It depends a bit on what system you use, but getting a Zeiss lens again doesn't have to cost a lot.


You can also get the Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8 again for $50 or so.



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4419
Country: United States

Really like these, Jorge. Particularly the 35mm ZF.

Jorge Torralba wrote:
35mm 1.4 ZF









zephoto
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

I think you guys will allow a little lens porn here:

Germany + Japan + China + Thailand + Korea + America coming together for some quality stuff.



Jabberwockt
Registered: Aug 22, 2011
Total Posts: 557
Country: United States

Are those phtoos from Portland? Its such a quirky charming place!

35/1.4 MMJ



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2413
Country: Sweden


Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF 2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2783
Country: United States

Rony, I love the d700's signature color, it is such a great camera which is very hard to find a follower. Hand hold? Or tripod?



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2413
Country: Sweden

zhangyue wrote:
Rony, I love the d700's signature color, it is such a great camera which is very hard to find a follower. Hand hold? Or tripod?

Thanks I shot 99.9% handhold .. shooting rarely or never Slow Shutter Speed.. ​​have no filter either .. but it would been fun to try when looking all the great photos with Slow Shutter Speed ​​
It is difficult to find a replacement for D700 .. try to tell myself that I do not need the D800 or D800E



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3149
Country: Czech Republic

zhangyue wrote:
Rony, I love the d700's signature color, it is such a great camera which is very hard to find a follower. Hand hold? Or tripod?


Only way to maintain or improve D700 colors is to switch camps. Unfortunately along with D2x, D700 had one of best Nikon colors. That and D300 (especially profiled) was pretty good.

Today Nikon stuff is colorwise similar "meh" like Canon. But not that bad as Canon, thats sure..

Taken from point of view of "nice and semi-accurate colors". D600 with bit of profiling has nice colors tho (just not really accurate). D700 with profile could have both, accurate and nice colors.. (most of the time even without profile).



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2783
Country: United States

D800/E require some work to make the file looks great. Just the way it is for 14stop DR camera. And color can be great from that camera as long as you profile it or tweak until to your like. Ultimately, it is still a Sony sensor.

I bought my 6D with the hope that at least I can work on it just like D800E I had. But I am very wrong on this. 'Milky' is the word I want use I learned from here. and the signature can be traced to 6D, 5DIII, and 1DX. but surprisingly not 5DII and 5D and 1ds.

Since this seems recently popular topic in Alt forum, I just revisit my D800E file I took a year ago. I can definitely make it work for me. and it has huge latitude to do process in color and shadow and highlight and they all related to each other.

My next DSLR will be D800. depend on NEX FF.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2413
Country: Sweden


Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4419
Country: United States

Like the colors in that image, Jabberwockt

Ronny, seems Zeiss glass in your hands makes for stunning flower photos.

This is from the archives...1994 at a local place known as Honey Creek. This was shot with a mint Ikoflex 6x6cm TLR sporting a Zeiss-Opton 75mm f3.5 Tessar lens - in a light rain.









leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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I only stopped in out of curiosity, now I'm running away as fast as I can, and I'm going to hide my credit cards!



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3149
Country: Czech Republic

zhangyue wrote:
D800/E require some work to make the file looks great. Just the way it is for 14stop DR camera. And color can be great from that camera as long as you profile it or tweak until to your like. Ultimately, it is still a Sony sensor.

I bought my 6D with the hope that at least I can work on it just like D800E I had. But I am very wrong on this. 'Milky' is the word I want use I learned from here. and the signature can be traced to 6D, 5DIII, and 1DX. but surprisingly not 5DII and 5D and 1ds.

Since this seems recently popular topic in Alt forum, I just revisit my D800E file I took a year ago. I can definitely make it work for me. and it has huge latitude to do process in color and shadow and highlight and they all related to each other.

My next DSLR will be D800. depend on NEX FF.


Its possible to PP 6D files to something "usable", just I never found it exactly great. I guess with right color profile it could be decent. Certainly not one in LR/ACR..



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
Total Posts: 5412
Country: United States

zephoto wrote:
I think you guys will allow a little lens porn here:

Germany + Japan + China + Thailand + Korea + America coming together for some quality stuff.



Would love to see some examples from this set up.



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
Total Posts: 5412
Country: United States

C/Y 28 2.8 on a 6D wide open....



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3149
Country: Czech Republic



Keep smiling..

It was incredibly yummy.

Fuji S5 Pro + C/Y 50/1.4



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