The official Zeiss 35/1.4 thread
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cavewalker
Registered: Dec 27, 2008
Total Posts: 317
Country: Germany

is the Contax 1.4/35 and this Rollei 1.4/35 optically the same thing?



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

+1 great shots, all of them.
I especially like portraits at 35mm. They capture more of the subject, and don't tune out the background as much as a 85/100mm lens. Very inspiring.



Lee Middleton
Registered: Mar 07, 2007
Total Posts: 331
Country: United Kingdom

Anden, love no.s 1 and 4. I think I hate you.



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

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


Thank you Patrick!



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

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


Cheers! The winter is like this in the south of Sweden. Not a lot of snow but really cold and frozen. Most of the time it is raining sideways though:-)



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

cavewalker wrote:
is the Contax 1.4/35 and this Rollei 1.4/35 optically the same thing?


The optics are more or less the same as I understand it. The Rollei has 3 aperture blades...



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

jabog6 wrote:
+1 great shots, all of them.
I especially like portraits at 35mm. They capture more of the subject, and don't tune out the background as much as a 85/100mm lens. Very inspiring.


Thank you! I do prefer 35 mm for portraits too. Makes the connection to the model more intense.
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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

Lee Middleton wrote:
Anden, love no.s 1 and 4. I think I hate you.


Glad I made you hate me :-) Cheers!



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

brainiac wrote:
Great shots Anden.

In 2005 I switched from Nikon to Canon when I discovered I could put this lens on a 5D. The love affair continues.


You made me get one. Thank you!



wyan
Registered: Feb 20, 2006
Total Posts: 1044
Country: United States

Anden,


Great shots. I used to have a CY 35/1.4 which amazes at close distance but sucks at infinity. I was not sure and am still not sure if it was due to the adapter ring which did not reach infinity and still hit the mirror box. Do you have any (big-size prefered) infinity landscape shots from this Rollei Distagon? Thanks.


WYAN


One example shot and its 100% crop, without any adjustment.





Graham Mitchell
Registered: Jul 14, 2005
Total Posts: 3922
Country: Ukraine

It's a pity to see people posting guesses about HFT as fact. It is not rebranded T* and it is not the same technology - it is Rollei's own proprietary multicoating technology applied at the Rollei factory. That explains why there are some Schneider lenses (to fit Rollei 6000) with HFT.

http://www.dantestella.com/zeiss/coatings.html
http://www.sl66.com/pg/HFT_coating.shtml





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

Wyan. No problems so far. Have not done a propper test at infinity but will do.

Graham: Thanks for sharing the info on the coating.

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Dim.ka_
Registered: Apr 30, 2008
Total Posts: 389
Country: Latvia

Andreas, what a PR action for such great lens, i could not resist and have ordered one for myself







wyan
Registered: Feb 20, 2006
Total Posts: 1044
Country: United States

Anden wrote:
Wyan. No problems so far. Have not done a propper test at infinity but will do.

Graham: Thanks for sharing the info on the coating.

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THX. Looking forward to.



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

Dim.ka_ wrote:
Andreas, what a PR action for such great lens, i could not resist and have ordered one for myself







Glad to hear from you Dmitry! I have not got hold of a 35 T/S for you to convert... I have this instead. Love it. Hope you will too!.

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

wyan wrote:
Anden wrote:
Wyan. No problems so far. Have not done a propper test at infinity but will do.

Graham: Thanks for sharing the info on the coating.

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THX. Looking forward to.


If all goes as planned with the weather I will shoot on friday.

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wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4783
Country: United States

I like the 2nd one better as it has more 3-d than the first one and grandpa's face is a little too dark for my tastes and thus my eyes get drawn towards his lighter shirt.Love the look from this lens.



bluetsunami
Registered: Sep 03, 2008
Total Posts: 1151
Country: United States

So this particular Zeiss is the Rollei HFT? (are there any other types)? Reason I ask is because I've seen the Rollei Zeiss HFT 1.4/35 go for $400 on ebay (which seems like a steal for the quality of lens ones getting). Is there a Contax version and how do they compare?



Empire
Registered: Aug 02, 2008
Total Posts: 741
Country: Australia

One of the first hings I noticed when I got the contax version of this lens was the way it renders warm tones, particularly reds. Those last two shots demonstrate exactly what I'm talking about!

The colour is just so rich, it reminds me of medium format chromes.
Actually, the only other time I've seen that sort of pure, vibrant colour was in a brochure for the pentax 645 AF

I'm thinking about buying a rollei version and using the front element to replace my super-scratched contax one (those scratches are noticeably decreasing contrast in the centre )



Empire
Registered: Aug 02, 2008
Total Posts: 741
Country: Australia

Then again, I wonder if it could be possible to put the aperture out of the contax into a rolei and get the best of both worlds!



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