The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread
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kop.cppua
Registered: Jun 22, 2009
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Anden wrote:
f/1.4

Nice shot, Anden.

CP



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
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Country: France

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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Country: Sweden

Thanks! Yes it was hand held. The lamp was very bright.

A



pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
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Country: United States

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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Country: United Kingdom

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
Total Posts: 3938
Country: United States

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
Total Posts: 6605
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
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

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
Total Posts: 6605
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!!!


pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
Total Posts: 3938
Country: United States

The performance you are getting from yours is excellent. I wouldn't bother with upgrading to the rubber ring version. Enjoy!



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

Thank you Paul. I am happy with the lens. I brought this, the Oly 18 and the 85L on my trip. Used the Zeiss for 95 % of the photos. The light levels are really low at the moment. A



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
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Country: France

Your first shot is absolutely spectacular Anden, congratulations! Could you give the EXIF too? Was it handheld?



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

GLad you like it Philber. All shots were hand held. The first was at ISO 1600. Donīt have the rest of the EXIF at work.

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zombii
Registered: Apr 11, 2009
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Anden wrote:
The 35L is probably the more convenient lens but due to the massive price difference the choice was easy for me.



Please explain your statement. Examples of the Rollei Zeiss 35/1.4 that I've seen for sale are priced very close to the new price of a 35L.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

I know they are pricey but I managed to get a great deal for a lens in great condition. I was about to buy a 35L and the I stumbled upon this deal. I am one happy camper :-)

A



ziyadj
Registered: Mar 01, 2008
Total Posts: 464
Country: Saudi Arabia

Andreas, you are really making me want this lens. Or is it just your great photography



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

You are most kind! To be honest. It is all about the lens.

A



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

Here is one for sale:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ZEISS-DISTAGON-35-1-4-HFT-FOR-ROLLEI-35-2-PINS_W0QQitemZ300382870549QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFilm_Cameras?hash=item45f036dc15#ht_500wt_1182



weezintrumpete
Registered: May 18, 2005
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Country: United States

I'm really loving your shots with this lens! You have such a great style...



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 9313
Country: France

Anden, your style is fantastic. To the point of making me believe that your third shot is actually Swedish winter :-)



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