Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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asiafish
Registered: Apr 18, 2013
Total Posts: 342
Country: United States

Here is my 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar, fitted with orange filter and hood, mounted to my new (to me) Leica M5. The M5 is a very late production model, purchased fully serviced from Sherry Krauter. Currently 6 exposures into my first roll of Tri-X.

Image taken with Leica M Monochrom with Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M, minimal post.


L1003192-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr



asiafish
Registered: Apr 18, 2013
Total Posts: 342
Country: United States

Who says they don't make them like they used to. Pardon the crappy image quality (iPhone in bad light on a cluttered desk).

Leica M Monochrom with modern Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar ZM and Leica M5 with 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar. The end results from both are actually quite similar, both optically and tonally (depending on the film selected).


IMG_1042.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2373
Country: Sweden


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



Milkman
Registered: Mar 02, 2003
Total Posts: 513
Country: United States

This was taken with the CY 35-70 and Leica M(240)


Sacre Coeur by BCMielke, on Flickr



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2892
Country: Sweden

Ronny _Olsson wrote:

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


Uhh, what a shot Ronny!

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And milkman, very very nice too.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15369
Country: Germany

Great shots, Ronny and Milkman. Oh, and congrats on the mention by Zeiss on Twitter, Ronny!



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15369
Country: Germany

One from February (cross-posted to the competition thread), Beelitz Frauensanatorium:







roger1
Registered: Apr 25, 2012
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Country: United States

Wow. That is just beautiful, carstenw



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Thanks! Although I guess beautiful is not what came to my mind More like, the dentist office from hell...



Dergiman
Registered: Mar 12, 2005
Total Posts: 813
Country: Austria

carstenw wrote:
Thanks! Although I guess beautiful is not what came to my mind More like, the dentist office from hell...


I guess "dentist" is too optimistic!



hmzimelka
Registered: Mar 02, 2011
Total Posts: 82
Country: Namibia

Cool dentist chair!

Zeiss Distagon 2/35 ZF.2

Lit-mountains_rain-storm_Usakos by Martin Zimelka, on Flickr


Black-Hill by Martin Zimelka, on Flickr


red-sunset-clouds_mirror_kududam by Martin Zimelka, on Flickr



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15369
Country: Germany

That first shot is beautiful!



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
Total Posts: 1571
Country: United States

carsten...great "chair" shot. Absolutely....stunning!
hmzimelka...mesmerizing images!! Great!

Here are some cross posted from the A7 thread, too
Thanks for looking,
Gregg



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Great processing in those two B&W shots!



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2373
Country: Sweden

Carsten: Great "chair" shot
Great shot Gregg

Zeiss 85P @ 2.0 with tube 36mm

Carl Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ), on Flickr



johnosthus
Registered: Jan 17, 2006
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

Greetings,

I just got the hang of a cz35 f2 zf.2. I thought I got a very bad copy until discovering the hard stop at f2 infinity is just a very small fraction of a turn past infinity. That almost imperceptible amount of adjustment makes a huge difference.

Now that my live of Zeiss is reignited, I''m finding my heart set on the 135mm apo f2 zf.2. But is that mostly redundant to my cz100 f2 mp? Is the right move to upgrade from the 100, or just keep both and retain the macro feature of the 100?

By all accounts the 135 apo is a superlative lens.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15369
Country: Germany

It is, but it is a straight-edged razor compared to a favourite classic hunting knife, really not the same thing at all. Do you prefer superlative optical performance, or very good optical performance combined with lots of character?



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2892
Country: Sweden

carstenw wrote:
Great processing in those two B&W shots!


I find some disturbing sky posterization in #2, wonder if my screen has gone baloney again. Great images though.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4095
Country: United States

wfrank wrote:
carstenw wrote:
Great processing in those two B&W shots!


I find some disturbing sky posterization in #2, wonder if my screen has gone baloney again. Great images though.

I see it too in #2 and #4.



johnosthus
Registered: Jan 17, 2006
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
It is, but it is a straight-edged razor compared to a favourite classic hunting knife, really not the same thing at all. Do you prefer superlative optical performance, or very good optical performance combined with lots of character?


I am hoping for superlative performance and character.



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