ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Johnny B Goode
Registered: Jan 15, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: United States

Went out recently, more for a hike than to take photos. This with the 50P


IMG_8912 by Pete the Irish Guy, on Flickr



nicoimages
Registered: Jun 28, 2012
Total Posts: 138
Country: United Kingdom

Zeiss 21mm ZF2 on Nikon D800E







really like the bokeh of the 50MP on that second image Gary and Ronny the flower image is amazing


Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2211
Country: Sweden

Nicoimages: Great shot..nice details



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1583
Country: Finland

carstenw wrote:
Samuli Vahonen wrote:
I have been away for some time - too much work and crappy stuff going on = too little inspiration = no interest towards photography. I'll be back at May 2013


What happens in May 2013?

Snow hopefully melts and the dead nature starts to turn green (from brown/gray). In 2012 April we got suddenly 25cm/10inch more snow. Checking 2012 photos lakes still had ice 1st May (picture) and even there wasn't anymore snow on the ground nature was still colorless and dead due to cold weather (of course evergreen stuff can look nice, even earlier). Like Toothwalker guessed it's hard to shoot my typical style photography before may. In practice the "green time" lasts from mid-May to beginning of September.

However I was awakened from 2013 winter sleep got some weird feeling "have to go shooting something" after seeing Lofoten photos. So I searched from camerabags and closets and finally found 2/100, 2/25 and 5DmkIIs, charged batteries, adjusted 5DmkIIs to daylight saving and was ready to shoot something.

Options were rather limited since I gave my car for my parents for the winter (I live in city and takes ~20 minutes to bicycle to work so no need for car for anything else than photography). So took a bus and went to downtown. Luckily it had snowed ~10cm/4inch last night, which gave little different look to things to the city. Hard to find anything to shoot from the city but managed to shoot few frames.

"no visitors yet to 2K" - Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 @ f/4, 1/500s






"Frenckel yard" - Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 @ f/8, 1/250s (PP: unlike my normal style this is not straight out from Apple Aperture, had to adjust multiple sliders and spend tens of seconds for it)






Samuli


akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 1611
Country: United States

Johhny B - Nice BW.

Samuli - Great to see your work. Nice rendition with 25/2 .

Montana 1.4/35 @f4


f3.2



user222
Registered: Sep 13, 2007
Total Posts: 788
Country: United States

Super nice photos in the last two pages.

ZE 21






Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
Total Posts: 663
Country: Sweden

1.4/35


1.4/85



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2211
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shot Luka and user222



Carl Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Carl Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 1611
Country: United States

user222 - nice. #2 especially
Rodluvan - Very cool capture of hair in back light. Great shot
Ronny - Great lighting. Dreamy scene. 85 shines in your hands.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2211
Country: Sweden

Thanks Luka



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1583
Country: Finland

I was first really happy to see the announcement of 1,4/55, and started budgeting 2013 equipment purchases accordingly. But after reviewing thousands of my 50mm images it seems quite clear that I'm mostly using f/2.2-f/4 range (partially due to optical defects but DOF would be too small in most cases if larger aperture used). Sure extreme quality at f/1.4 would be nice, but I'm not sure how much there is use for such narrow DOF. Maybe I would shoot more large distance subjects. Closed down f/2.2-5.6 the 1.4/50mm Planar has very good image quality and mostly very good bokeh as well.

Are people here considering to upgrade to the new 1,4/55? If so why - for the f/1.4 performance


Some images with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE from last summer Scorland holiday.

f/2.8


f/4


f/2.8


f/2.8


f/4


Of course it closes down more - f/5.6...


...and f/8


Samuli



mike reid
Registered: Nov 26, 2006
Total Posts: 2157
Country: United States

Great work everyone

Seattle sunrise pano
several 100mp shots


Up near mount baker
two 50 1.4 shots


Out on the Olympic peninsula
cy 28 2.8


Crocus blooms in the garden out front
50 1.4






user222
Registered: Sep 13, 2007
Total Posts: 788
Country: United States

Rodluvan, #2 is just awesome.

Samuli great set with the 50P. I don't have any plans for the 1.4/55 myself, but now you have me thinking about the 50P!



AlexDROP
Registered: Apr 04, 2011
Total Posts: 134
Country: Russia

Samuli, your nature shots are as green and out of reality as usual.



tccin3d
Registered: Oct 26, 2012
Total Posts: 28
Country: Macedonia

Gorgeous shots Samuli!
New 55 will still have some green fringing but at macro levels, use it at f2 and it is perfect. Current line of lenses have issues - reduced micro contrast at f1.4 and you always get best performance at f5.6 (sharpest and cleanest). New 135 sonnar is better when fully opened than 100MP. So this new line of lenses will be good even wide open - you dont have to step down to 5.6 to get micro-contrast and to reduce aberrations. And it is meant to be for high res camera.
Ze distagon 35/1.4 with ef12II tube



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15149
Country: Germany

Samuli Vahonen wrote:
Are people here considering to upgrade to the new 1,4/55? If so why - for the f/1.4 performance


I do consider it, for the wide open performance and close to that, but I am undecided yet. It depends on the price, and the exact performance. I won't be pre-ordering. It also depends on what they do with that focusing rubber



FrancoisXavier
Registered: Oct 28, 2012
Total Posts: 17
Country: France

Always greats pano Mike !!



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2449
Country: United Kingdom

Nico - Great image of St Pauls, never seen that angle and reflections before.

Vole on Bamburgh beach, 100MP



user222
Registered: Sep 13, 2007
Total Posts: 788
Country: United States

ZE 35 1.4






akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 1611
Country: United States

Samuli- I am not too interested in the 1.4/55. It is my prejudice that it would be a better version of 50MP rendering, that would not interest me. However, if it turns out to be better version of 50P rendering, I might think about it. It seems that clinical rendering is not my interest at this point in my shooting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful shots.



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