Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden


Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 12mm von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



WhyFi
Registered: Oct 18, 2010
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

My dark tones and gradations are getting absolutely murdered somewhere between exporting from Lightroom and viewing on Flickr, but here's another with the 28 Distagon -



Keep Walking by heightsfidelity, on Flickr



arduluth
Registered: Oct 25, 2013
Total Posts: 1402
Country: United States

Still digging the fog colors. Looks like the Distagon does pretty well with the lights - no big purple ghost blobs surrounding them.


Sunshower
Contax G 28mm f/2.8 at f/2.8 on NEX-5R


Flickr: Sunshower by diogenic



WhyFi
Registered: Oct 18, 2010
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

Yeah, I haven't seen any glaring issues (or even minor ones, for that matter) just yet.

This is (likely) the last shot that I'll get out of the walkaround the other night -


Sunken Dreams (Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum) by heightsfidelity, on Flickr



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 3217
Country: Sweden

Distagon 35/1.4 (Contax) + A7









carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Oh drool! I love E-types, especially the older bodies.



coogee
Registered: Feb 13, 2014
Total Posts: 508
Country: Australia

50/2 ZE @f/4


Coogee Beach

Have acquired a used 100/2 ZE as well. Infinity doesn't seem to be on with the lens marking (fair enough but it'd sure be easier if it was - do Zeiss recalibrate lenses for infinity?) and I'm finding a lack of contrast on a lot of f/2 shots. Is that to be expected?

I haven't really had much of a chance to properly test it out yet, bad weather/busy days, so it could just be a case of poor conditions/user error. I am always using the hood/no filter.



WhyFi
Registered: Oct 18, 2010
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

^^^ there is a thread specifically for the Z* mount variants - you might get more owner/user experiences there - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/860134



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1892
Country: Finland

coogee wrote:
Have acquired a used 100/2 ZE as well. Infinity doesn't seem to be on with the lens marking (fair enough but it'd sure be easier if it was - do Zeiss recalibrate lenses for infinity?) and I'm finding a lack of contrast on a lot of f/2 shots. Is that to be expected?

Canon body tolerances are so gigantic that there Zeiss can't calibrate their lenses to infinity. I had 3x 5DmkII and 1DmkIII and there wasn't any camera which would have had infinity exact same as any other camera...

There have been cases, when there have been issues with Zeiss ZE lenses that Zeiss could not calibrate without having also camera (e.g. ZE21) to user satisfaction. So I would assume you could ask Zeiss to calibrate for infinity, but then your lens would be calibrated in temperature Zeiss has in their laboratory - depending lens design focus would be either too far or too close in any other situation than Zeiss laboratory situation. For some longer focal length lenses it's known fact that lens should go well past infinity to compensate temperature changes.

PS. In digital era the hard infinity stop is useless, there is no way I would ever trust it with digital. It might have been useful on film era, but I really can't see how it would work in real field shooting for 36+Mpix.



For 2/100 contrast wide open; yes it improves a lot closing down to f/2.8. I mostly shot it f/2.8-4 as best compromise between DOF and optical issues (aberrations, boke quality, contrast).

Samuli



arduluth
Registered: Oct 25, 2013
Total Posts: 1402
Country: United States


Follow the Path
Contag G 28mm f/2.8 at f/2.8 on NEX-5R


Flickr: Follow the Path by diogenic


coogee
Registered: Feb 13, 2014
Total Posts: 508
Country: Australia

Thanks WhyFi, Samuli. Duly noted (and bookmarked) about the other (Z*) thread.
And yes, figured as much with infinity hard stop, it's just a nice bonus for low light if you are lucky enough that your lens/camera/climate match.
Good to know on the f/2 contrast, I was just a bit worried, new baby and all, it hasn't been all shots but it has with difficult bright sunlight. Raining again here so no chance to test it all out more.



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

I just withdrew my C/Y 80-200 from the market and decided to keep it. As long as I have owned it, I have felt it was nothing special, giving results about like a kit lens. While I was taking a photo of the lens for the sale listing, I removed the UV filter. Before putting the lens away I took a couple of shots without the filter. When I got around to processing them, I was amazed how much better they looked. The bottom line is this. A perfectly normal looking UV filter was distorting the images. I have no explanation and I have never seen this happen before.

These shots were taken with a NEX 6 and the C/Y 80-200.


























Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2184
Country: United States

Tonal nuance in the first two is fantastic. What brand of filter was the offender?



WhyFi
Registered: Oct 18, 2010
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

When in Minnesota... (CY Distagon 2.8/28)


Prerequisite by heightsfidelity, on Flickr



WhyFi
Registered: Oct 18, 2010
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

CY Distagon 2.8/28 -


Cathedral of Saint Paul by heightsfidelity, on Flickr



arduluth
Registered: Oct 25, 2013
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Country: United States



Flickr: Lift Bridge, After the Storm by diogenic

Contax G 28mm f/2.8 on NEX-5R


Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Sony A7 and Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2

Sony A7 and Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



BenjaminSmith
Registered: Feb 08, 2012
Total Posts: 275
Country: United States

From the vineyard trip last week. Everything is blooming.



Cadaver
Registered: Dec 03, 2008
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Benjamin, I like this last photo with the cascading trees. Looks like a pastel painting.



BenjaminSmith
Registered: Feb 08, 2012
Total Posts: 275
Country: United States

Thanks Cadaver! The photo's sense of scale may be a little skewed - those are Cabernet Franc vines in my vineyard out on Red Mountain in eastern Washington. The Planar's bokeh worked out well, though



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