The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread
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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Thanks Johan. It is actually a tortoise. Not a turtle.

I have also had all the canon primes in that range except for the 24. I agree that the 35 is the fastest.

Andreas



Grandin
Registered: Mar 13, 2006
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Anden wrote:
Thanks Johan. It is actually a tortoise. Not a turtle.Andreas


I stand corrected, reptiles are not my area of expertise



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Playing with light in a roundabout.
Handheld resting against my bicycle for 3 seconds...

A



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Cold morning. First one in Malmö.



philber
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Great shots, Andreas. I really admire your ability to pull them seemingly out of nowhere. Congrats!



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Thanks! I try to bring the camera with me as much as possible. Right now this lens is pretty much glued to my 5DII...

A



Sam N
Registered: Dec 16, 2006
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brainiac wrote:
Yes - well, the 35L and Contax 35 f1.4 even have very similar looking length, girth, and size/curavature of front and rear elements, which is why I use the word suspicious.


No need to speculate... here are block diagrams:
Canon

Zeiss (PDF)

The Canon is an 11/9 design and the Zeiss is a 9/8 design. Both have a single aspherical surface. The length and girth similarity is due to the fact that the lens is very fast and it takes some space to fit enough elements to make such a lens sharp. Other than the fact that they're both reverse-telephoto lenses (like pretty much all SLR wide-angle lenses) they seem pretty different.

The newer 35/2 is a 9/7 design and again pretty different from both f/1.4 lenses.

Anyway, all three are amazing. I'm glad we have so many options at this focal length since it's one of my favorites. Between these three and the flektogon and EF 35/2 anyone could find the lens for their needs (AF, close focusing, bokeh, "look", weight, etc.)

Edit: I just noticed the 35/2 is only 50g lighter than the 35L. Ouch.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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f/1.4



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
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Nice one Andreas!
Was that hand held?



kop.cppua
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Anden wrote:
f/1.4

Nice shot, Anden.

CP



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
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Well, I owned a 35L for quite a while, and loved it. Now I have a Zeiss ZE35, and the output seems quite different in many respects.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Thanks! Yes it was hand held. The lamp was very bright.

A



pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
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The lens discussed here is the older Zeiss 35/1.4 that was made in CY and Rollei mounts. The newer Zeiss Zx 35/2 lenses are a different design.

Here's what I have read about the Rollei 35/1.4's:
The older (non-rubber focus ring) design may not be as good optically.
The best performing Zeiss 35/1.4 optics may have been sent to Rollei (a German company).

Believe what you will, but I know my Rollei 35/1.4 is just fantastic with a Kindai adapter. I found it to have better color, contrat, and bokeh than the Canon 35L on my SLR/c:







Alf Beharie
Registered: Apr 18, 2007
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Anden wrote:
Thanks guys.

No it is pretty much dusk and dawn all day... Grey and a lot of rain.

As for candles, we always eat breakfast with candles. It is cosy and and a nice way to start the day.

A


But dont they taste a bit waxy?



pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
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Here's an archive shot from the SLR/c and Rollei 35/1.4. I really need to redo this to my new PP workflow, but it still shows what the lens is capable of stopped down to F/5.6:







My 5DII could do no better. This was a 15sec ISO6 shot


Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

pdmphoto wrote:
The lens discussed here is the older Zeiss 35/1.4 that was made in CY and Rollei mounts. The newer Zeiss Zx 35/2 lenses are a different design.

Here's what I have read about the Rollei 35/1.4's:
The older (non-rubber focus ring) design may not be as good optically.
The best performing Zeiss 35/1.4 optics may have been sent to Rollei (a German company).

Believe what you will, but I know my Rollei 35/1.4 is just fantastic with a Kindai adapter. I found it to have better color, contrat, and bokeh than the Canon 35L on my SLR/c:







I have the older version. I am very please with the results. If the newer on is even better then good for you. Mine is the best fast 35 I have used. Well I might have to go find a rubber ring version then... :-)


Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Alf Beharie wrote:
Anden wrote:
Thanks guys.

No it is pretty much dusk and dawn all day... Grey and a lot of rain.

As for candles, we always eat breakfast with candles. It is cosy and and a nice way to start the day.

A


But dont they taste a bit waxy?


:-)



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

pdmphoto wrote:
Here's an archive shot from the SLR/c and Rollei 35/1.4. I really need to redo this to my new PP workflow, but it still shows what the lens is capable of stopped down to F/5.6:







My 5DII could do no better. This was a 15sec ISO6 shot

Very nice!!!


Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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I have been visiting my grandma this weekend. Here are a few of the frames.
All at f/1.4 I think.

A



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

One more.



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