ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4791
Country: Sweden

Great work with 100MP alkanphel

My dog with Zeiss 50 MP

DSC_240 Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Zeiss Makro-Planar T * 50mm f / 2 ZF.2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2167
Country: United States

Gary Clennan, gorgeous mountain shot

Ronny, great harbor images. I love the angry sky.



Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2167
Country: United States

Finally bought a ZE 21 after renting one often and see-sawing back and forth about it or a 2/25. Great deal emerged, and I couldn't be happier. My first set from it.

Jim


Full Back - BW by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


On Guard by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Spire by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Spire - BW by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Point Bonita Lighthouse by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



rirakuma
Registered: Jan 26, 2012
Total Posts: 570
Country: Australia

Congrats Grenache, you're gonna love that lens!

Thank you everyone that responded to my thread about focal lengths a while ago. I ended up taking the 21, 35 and 50 to my trip and I had tons of fun with it. I made a decision to switch to a different system so this is probably going to be my last set from these lenses, I know I'll miss them very much . Anyway here are some pics from the trip, I'm not going to flood the thread but you can see some more in my flickr set.

-Rocky


Wakakusa Yamayaki by letsgetaway, on Flickr
35/2


A Lucky Hassy by letsgetaway, on Flickr
21/2.8


Painter's Patience by letsgetaway, on Flickr
21/2.8


Do You Lift? by letsgetaway, on Flickr
35/2


Senbon Torii by letsgetaway, on Flickr
35/2


Frosty Station by letsgetaway, on Flickr
35/2


Lonely Cottage by letsgetaway, on Flickr
35/2



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4791
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great Set Jim and rirakuma



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 7430
Country: United States

Beginner question here: How hard is it to manual focus these lenses on either a Nikon D600 or D800? Are the screens good enough for reliable focus or is your hit rate much lower than you would like?

Great images here.



rirakuma
Registered: Jan 26, 2012
Total Posts: 570
Country: Australia

If you get your camera and lens calibrated focusing is easy once you're used to it. You don't even need to look at focus confirmation for most scenes.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16156
Country: Germany

My hit rate with D800 and a series of ZF.2 lenses is decent, but lower than I would like. Part of the problem is surely the focus shift that several of my lenses have. When it is really crucial to nail the focus, I re-focus until I get it right, or use live view.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 3999
Country: United States

Rirakuma, Absolutely beautiful images, thanks for share. Since you mention it, I wonder what system could be better you switched to replace D800 and ZF?



rirakuma
Registered: Jan 26, 2012
Total Posts: 570
Country: Australia

Zhangyue, thank you for the kind comment. I'm switching to Leica, its not necessarily better but I like to shoot discreet and there are often times I feel that the D800 is too intrusive. I did consider using Zeiss lenses on the Leica but I wasn't sure if I like the fingerprint on the ZM lineup, I felt that the ZF/ZE lineup had a more pleasing rendering compared to the ZM although I could be very wrong. I will miss the Zeiss pop though, here's one with a bit of pop from the 35/2.


Nara Deer Park by letsgetaway, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1643
Country: Australia

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks
Very nice Gary
Nice shot Tayler

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love that first one Ronny - the composition, the stillness, the mood

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1643
Country: Australia

johnahill wrote:
Nibutto - great shots from Rome, I especially like the first one and the one with the chairs.



+1 love the Rome shots.(Wish they wouldn't allow parking in Bernini's Piazza)

ben



Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2167
Country: United States

Thank you, Ronny.



JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1806
Country: Canada

rirakuma wrote: I ended up taking the 21, 35 and 50 to my trip and I had tons of fun with it.
Coincidentally, I took the same set of lenses for our trip last week; however, 50MP didn't get any use. Similarly, while visiting Prague last summer 21/2.8 ZF was mounted most of the time. 50MP purchased for that trip was great for food close-ups though.

Few hand-held shots from Cabo San Lucas:



























rirakuma
Registered: Jan 26, 2012
Total Posts: 570
Country: Australia

Awesome pics Jako , like you the 50mp didnt get used much on my trip either. Not that its bad or anything but I'm just pushing myself to use the 35 more often.



taz_k
Registered: Jan 27, 2010
Total Posts: 97
Country: Sweden

Wow! That's amazing light and good capture Jako.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 3999
Country: United States

taz_k wrote:
Wow! That's amazing light and good capture Jako.

+1, Wonderful!



wiseguy010
Registered: Mar 08, 2009
Total Posts: 832
Country: Netherlands

zhangyue wrote:
taz_k wrote:
Wow! That's amazing light and good capture Jako.

+1, Wonderful!


+1. Like the third one most. but all are beautiful.



nicolab
Registered: Oct 20, 2012
Total Posts: 311
Country: Italy

More from Rome
35/2 zf


















rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
Total Posts: 6362
Country: Canada

rirakuma wrote:
Zhangyue, thank you for the kind comment. I'm switching to Leica, its not necessarily better but I like to shoot discreet and there are often times I feel that the D800 is too intrusive. I did consider using Zeiss lenses on the Leica but I wasn't sure if I like the fingerprint on the ZM lineup, I felt that the ZF/ZE lineup had a more pleasing rendering compared to the ZM although I could be very wrong. I will miss the Zeiss pop though, here's one with a bit of pop from the 35/2.


Great set above! If you're switching to Leica, be sure to post some images in the M8/M9 thread. While there, check out what Edward is posting with the ZM 18, 25, 35/2, 50/2 and 85/4.

I started with ZM on my M9 and definitely like the Zeiss contrast/clarity. Not sure if the lenses share the 3D pop of some of the ZE/ZF... but then there is also the whole range of Leica glass to consider. I thought it was overrated, and maybe it is for some, but there is something to it, just as there is something to Zeiss glass. Of the Leica M lenses I've tried, I'd say the 28/2 and new 21/3.4 have a certain contrast/vibrancy to them that hints at Zeiss.



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