Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion
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FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6396
Country: United States

Some ZA24-70 on A850

Some Zf.2 21mm F2.8 adapted onto A850



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15339
Country: Germany

Sony A7, Zeiss 35/1.4 ZF.2:







Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2367
Country: Sweden


Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF 2 von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



Chrissearle
Registered: May 22, 2012
Total Posts: 232
Country: France

21mm Distagon.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

So this bad boy showed up on my doorstep today.





When I made the transition to Sony from Canon, I gave up my two Contax lenses, a copy of the S-Planar and the Distagon 35/1.4, since neither were going to be simple to convert to Alpha. I donít miss the 35 (I much prefer my fast Leica 35s). Losing this one stung a bit more as time went on, so Iím happy to have it back.

a7 and Contax S-Planar 60 @ 1:2 and f/16





a7 and the Contax S-Planar 60 @ 1:1.5 and f/8





a7 and the Contax S-Planar 60 @ 1:1 and f/5.6





a7 and the Contax S-Planar 60 @ 1:1 and f/22




wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4089
Country: United States

Congrats Brad! You need to try its cousin the S 100 planar with bellows. Sharp with T/S goodness!
I still enjoy shooting with your old c/y 35/1.4 but have been shooting a lot more with the RX1.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

Thanks, Wayne! I am getting the itch to get a bellows set again. I had the Leica R and it's 100 but was traveling so much I didn't have the time or patience to figure out what I was doing with it. I'll look into the Contax set.

I'm glad the 35 is still getting some love. I wouldn't leave it alone with the RX1, though. It might get jealous and "accidentally" fall on the camera.



Hexonxonx
Registered: Jul 12, 2011
Total Posts: 50
Country: France

OTUS 55 mm freshly tested !
As expected and unsurprisingly it's on par with my 2 Zeiss stars of my lineup : the 25/2 and the 135/2.
I wasn't totally satisfied with the output of the 50MP which wasn't on the same level of the 2 mentioned above, also in some demanding or not so great light conditions : not quite satisfied.
Not a great gap with the 50MP though considering I shot often around f5.6 but the MP lacked the extra clarity and the " wow ", OTUS delivers SOTC valid stuff, no tweaks needed.
An another personal OTUS plus : it took me easily half the time to take pictures compared to the other Zeiss I have because of the sharpness at f1.4 with added light input of f1.4 aperture, I often didn't need the focus confirm on my 6D, my bare eyes were enough most of the time
One thing that will never change though : on difficult subjects / bad light conditions even a magic lens can't do anything stellar whereas on magic light an underpar crap kit zoom will deliver a WYSIWYG shot !

6D iso3200 f5.6







Patrick Cox
Registered: Mar 28, 2004
Total Posts: 3688
Country: United States

wfrank wrote:
Old motif, new equipment. Sony A7 + Zeiss FE55/1.8.

Waiting for spring.


How do you like that FE 55 after using it for awhile?



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2367
Country: Sweden


D700+ Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF 2 von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

I went out today with the a7 and SP 60 to get a shot of the spring blooms on a neighborís tree. Just hand-held. No plans to get very close.





Then I found this little guy hiding in one of the blooms. Handheld in a strong breeze made it challenging, but I got these two and two more usable out of sixteen.









And a few randoms, all tripod mounted. I am having a good time with this lens.













wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2890
Country: Sweden

Patrick Cox wrote:
wfrank wrote:
Old motif, new equipment. Sony A7 + Zeiss FE55/1.8.

Waiting for spring.


How do you like that FE 55 after using it for awhile?


Optically I find it superb. I am no big fan of AF and the FE type of MF-compromise, still I have found myself using it more and more. After all AF is convenient and the type of AF used in the A7 is almost always accurate (as opposed to a traditional phase detect AF). Optically 5 out of 5 stars. Overall usability raised from 3 to 4 stars quite recently :-)

A7+FE55 ISO1600 (Flickr resize to 1024, fullsize available at FLickr)



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

A friend who wants me to buy his C/Y Tessar 45 sent it to me to check out. I've also got Derek's G 45/2 on loan for a bit. I'll do some comparisons if I get time, but the G is consistently better across the frame (the Tessar's extreme corners never get good) and the G has better micro-contrast. Still, the Tessar's no slouch, and it's tiny, which is both good and bad. It's a great fit on the a7 with adapter, very light and small. But the focus ring is millimeters thin and the helicoid very short, so I find focusing fussy. I do like the results.

a7 and Contax Tessar 45/2.8 wide open

a7_CY45_Tess_Prairie by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr



a7 and Contax Tessar 45/2.8 @ f/8 two shot pano

a7_CY45_Tess_Range by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr



roxsan
Registered: Dec 17, 2010
Total Posts: 112
Country: Italy

one with Contax G 45mm f2 wo

Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice (Palladio) di February29, su Flickr



BenjaminSmith
Registered: Feb 08, 2012
Total Posts: 67
Country: United States

Here are a few with the Contax 28/2.8 Distagon C/Y on a 5DmkII. The lens is just right for me on so many occasions.



roxsan
Registered: Dec 17, 2010
Total Posts: 112
Country: Italy

flek 20mm f2,8

Fornace Morandi, Padova di February29, su Flickr



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1580
Country: United States

These are cross posted images from the Sony A7/A7r thread and are some images that I took last evening a little before sunset of Muscari "Bluebells" at Lock Ridge Park, Alburtis, PA. Images were taken with my tripod mounted Contax (C/Y) 21mm f2.8 Zeiss Distagon lens and my Sony A7r. Images processed in LR5.4.

Rich



dcjs
Registered: Apr 21, 2010
Total Posts: 386
Country: Germany

Contax VS 35-70/3.4 @ 70/4, Nex 5N.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2367
Country: Sweden


Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



robin bush
Registered: Dec 29, 2003
Total Posts: 95
Country: N/A

Canon 1ds3 Contax 35-70mm



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