The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread
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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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I got me one last week and the cheap chinese adapter did not give me infinity (as expected...). No problem. I just turned the focus ring to infinity, loosened the three screws on the focus ring and turned the ring slightly. Attached the screws and turned the ring to infinity again. Voila! I have infinity. I am very very pleased with the lens. It is now in my three lens travel kit...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/713215/0?keyword=travel#6436825



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Country: United States

Andreas,

Looks like a beauty!

Congrats on the new lens!!

Can we see some "Brainiac" type 3-d shots with this baby?



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

wayne seltzer wrote:
Andreas,

Looks like a beauty!

Congrats on the new lens!!

Can we see some "Brainiac" type 3-d shots with this baby?


We will see. Initial tests give quite good 3D.




Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Yes it does. It is strange but the stars are nice!

A



ovredal73
Registered: Jun 21, 2005
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Congrats on a great lens, Andreas, and Richard, wonderful shot!!!



jaetie
Registered: Aug 03, 2008
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brainiac wrote:It's a cheating collage I'm afraid, but thanks...

there's so much going on, its almost like a movie poster.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Great! Awhile ago I was thinking of getting a CZ 35 1.4 but but decided to hold off and wait to see if this rumored new Zeiss ZF/ZE 35 1.4 version happens and also see what the Samyang 35 1.2 EF version is like.
But now I will be teased by all these great zeiss 35 1.4 shots. I see where this thread is headed!
This should be good, keep them coming!



Justin D
Registered: Sep 09, 2006
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That is a fantastic image, collage or no...



Valorin
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
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What do the OOF highlights look like at f/2 and f/2.8?



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

Valorin wrote:
What do the OOF highlights look like at f/2 and f/2.8?


On the rollei or the contax?

I will shoot some test photos later. Have a busy day at work today.



thrice
Registered: Jul 10, 2008
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Country: Australia

Are we seeing aspherics at work in that shot Richard? I see onion rings. Not saying it's a bad thing, I find it exciting as it usually means little/no coma in 35's with aspheres.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Here is one at evilbay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Rollei-Distagon-HFT-35mm-f1-4-Germany-35-1-4-AI-EF_W0QQitemZ310179928281QQcmdZViewItemQQssPageNameZRSS:B:SRCH:US:105

Nice price :-)



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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I think this one has pretty good 3D.







thrice
Registered: Jul 10, 2008
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Interesting, either way a sharp lens with good bokeh is very accurately corrected. I must say if they made a 35/1.4 ZM I might have chosen that over the immensely expensive 35 summilux asph, the most expensive lens I've ever bought.

I really do like my 25 ZM biogon, and from what I've seen the ZF/ZE 35/2 looks fantastic, in retrospect I might have preferred that over the Leica lenses of the same focal length as well! All they need is a better fast 50, and a sharper fast short tele. That being said, they're making arguably the best glass for the EF/F mount at the moment. A 35/1.4 would really bring the fight to Canon/Nikon.

It's a very exciting time for optics, the most recent canon lenses (24 II, 24 TS, 17 TS) are honestly ridiculously good, even though for my purposes a lens without a decent distance scale is very annoying. I can only imagine it'll be a couple of years and we'll have lenses achieving diffraction limited sharpness at very large apertures with fantastic uniform bokeh. Perhaps that will further increase interest in lenses like the 58 biotar for it's unique rendering and swirl



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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I shot these straight in to the celing lights at work. Spots.



racevedo
Registered: Mar 21, 2009
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thanks Anden, they remind me of rotors from a Wankel



Valorin
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
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Neat, thanks Anden.



Empire
Registered: Aug 02, 2008
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Country: Australia

Funny, Thought I would find triangular bokeh objectionable but it's actually not too bad!

Your lens looks extremely good wide open, I guess its hard to tell with web-sized samples but it looks like it might be better than my CY version!

The flare control from the HFT coatings looks outstanding. Flare control was one of the things that impressed me most about the CY when I got it - it has a very scratched front element with lots of cleaning marks and the flare performance is barely effected!

One of these days I will have to post a picture of the front element.

This lens was a shoe-in for my travel kit for china but now that I have the CV 40/2 i'm not so sure... maybe I will bring both and only take the 35/1.4 out at night when I need it



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

The flare control is excellent so far.
Sharpness at f/1.4 is great and vignetting is quite low.
The 35L has AF. The Zeiss has the rest.

A



jabog6
Registered: Oct 11, 2004
Total Posts: 294
Country: United States

Anden wrote:
My better half having breakfast.


Very nice - I like the OOF areas.

OT: Not many hours of daylight in Sweden these days, I take it?



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