Camera and lens porn.
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15814
Country: Germany

They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1680
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


Focus direction, well that has much to do with Nikon copying Zeiss Ikon and Canon copying Leica. So, for Nikon users it is easier to use Zeiss lenses and for Canon users to use Leica lenses.

Rich



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10680
Country: United States

naturephoto1 wrote:
carstenw wrote:
They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


Focus direction, well that has much to do with Nikon copying Zeiss Ikon and Canon copying Leica. So, for Nikon users it is easier to use Zeiss lenses and for Canon users to use Leica lenses.

Rich


well the new zeiss lenses for canon and the old c/y lenses focus the same direction as canon. it's really just nikon and pentax that insist on being difficult.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15814
Country: Germany

The new Zeiss lenses for Nikon focus in the Nikon direction. The F-mount predates the EF-mount. Zeiss predates Leica. Yadayadayawn.



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1680
Country: United States

sebboh wrote:
naturephoto1 wrote:
carstenw wrote:
They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


Focus direction, well that has much to do with Nikon copying Zeiss Ikon and Canon copying Leica. So, for Nikon users it is easier to use Zeiss lenses and for Canon users to use Leica lenses.

Rich


well the new zeiss lenses for canon and the old c/y lenses focus the same direction as canon. it's really just nikon and pentax that insist on being difficult.


I forgot that the new Zeiss lenses made in the new mounts focus in the same direction as the camera makers.

Rich



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
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Country: Latvia

Leicas and Contax C/Y lenses do look cool! Here is one of mine - a quick jpg:



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10680
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
The new Zeiss lenses for Nikon focus in the Nikon direction. The F-mount predates the EF-mount. Zeiss predates Leica. Yadayadayawn.


there's a lot more lenses that turn the right direction than the wrong direction. i'm just being democratic.



Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 5154
Country: Canada

I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

Gary Clennan wrote:
I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....


Nor the direction of the aperture ring...

I totally agree.



Unfortunately still has those out of focus "doughnuts",

Rich

sculptormic wrote:
All mirrorlenses have donuts exept when the background is not to far away.







naturephoto1 wrote:
Thank you, I am aware of that, but when they are visible I find it a bit distracting. Highlights and light sources can be an issue.

Rich





I actually like the doughnuts.







And I'll put up with them in order to get effects like this any day:







And of course the 500mm ones are great for moon shots:





Tamron-SP_500mm_f8-Macro_55BB




carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15814
Country: Germany

sebboh wrote:
carstenw wrote:
The new Zeiss lenses for Nikon focus in the Nikon direction. The F-mount predates the EF-mount. Zeiss predates Leica. Yadayadayawn.


there's a lot more lenses that turn the right direction than the wrong direction. i'm just being democratic.


Where is this going, sebboh? Are you actually trying to be right here? Or is there a smiley missing.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2852
Country: United States

Gary Clennan wrote:
I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....


Actually, that is the main reason I sell my collection of ZF. I was think about switch to C but decide to stay with N with Leica R lens. So far so good.

It may not a concern for some users, but definitely for me. I have both M system and ZF.2. and I found I need them to be consistent to make every shot possible. Yes, that 100th of sec make difference to me. I really enjoy focus by eyes and snap as quick as I see something interesting. I have been missing shot either use M or ZF depend on how often I use the other system.

I might switch to C just for that reason



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2852
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


The Leica focus is feel more damped similar to Leica M, which feel good but not as fast once needed. I hope you can hold your 35lux longer,(I am serious interested in the lens) as I have 80lux on my priority list and 35 is the next. I might need some time to be able to get 35lux after 80lux



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15814
Country: Germany

It is currently adapted for Nikon... but I also have the Leica mount, which can be reattached. Anyway, it will be some weeks before I decide, I need to compare the two first.



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1403
Country: Netherlands

Bifurcator wrote:
Gary Clennan wrote:
I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....


Nor the direction of the aperture ring...

I totally agree.



Unfortunately still has those out of focus "doughnuts",

Rich

sculptormic wrote:
All mirrorlenses have donuts exept when the background is not to far away.

naturephoto1 wrote:
Thank you, I am aware of that, but when they are visible I find it a bit distracting. Highlights and light sources can be an issue.

Rich



I actually like the doughnuts.


And I'll put up with them in order to get effects like this any day:








Good example of how to use the donut effect to the benefit of a image. So I like donuts too! Not to eat dough.


Actually I like this Russian Rubinar 300/4.5 as well sharp and fast! But it is heavy!






Here I personally just love the "Jugendstil" background.






sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1403
Country: Netherlands

Edgars Kalnins wrote:
Leicas and Contax C/Y lenses do look cool! Here is one of mine - a quick jpg:



Lovely Contax set!

Michiel



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1403
Country: Netherlands

Here are most of my cameras. The last three in use the most.
I should do more with the CLE.













This was the camera of my dear late mother before she bought a Hasselblad. She never came to sell it and neither did I.






Here I forgot to add my 1943 Leica M Summitar 50/2 Had it cleaned and it is a lovely lens with nice swirls ( if you like them) now and then.


















I actually forgot my first camera, I bought around 1972. Loved it and sold my first photographs with it.
These days I am not so charmed from Nikon anymore.







briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1102
Country: Sweden

The king:


Contarex Bullseye with Zeiss Biogon 21mm by briantho, on Flickr

One of these days I'll clean it up...



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15814
Country: Germany

Cyclops!



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10680
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
sebboh wrote:
carstenw wrote:
The new Zeiss lenses for Nikon focus in the Nikon direction. The F-mount predates the EF-mount. Zeiss predates Leica. Yadayadayawn.


there's a lot more lenses that turn the right direction than the wrong direction. i'm just being democratic.


Where is this going, sebboh? Are you actually trying to be right here? Or is there a smiley missing.


i thought the sarcasm was obvious in my tone.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15814
Country: Germany

Well, what can I say, you got me I was really missing a smiley there.



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