ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Blackout
Registered: Aug 06, 2011
Total Posts: 38
Country: France

Zeiss 135mm Apo Sonnar at f/11 + Canon 500D close-up lens. I was looking forward to try that combo, even though there are many things to do with the lens alone in the first place.


Little spring flowers on lawn by Florent Chouffot, on Flickr


carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16145
Country: Germany

AlexDROP wrote:
The plane of focus must be reflected on the ground showing a narrow sharp line that is absent on the shot. Moreover the foreground is heavily patched and has some evident areas of recurring textures/patterns. And it's a little bit more than "blah,blah, blah... just levels honestly". No doubt he is lying. Though I don't have enough facts to state that the background picture and the boy shot were taken separately.


If you read the thread to the end, he added that he had forgotten that he extended the foreground via cloning. This is why the ground looks so weird. There was originally too little foreground under the kid's feet.

I am not sure that it is fake beyond that. The depth of field is a bit odd, but so is the dof of the 50MP, and I don't know this lens. I don't like the look particularly though. As Samuli says, it looks like a cardboard person in front of a blurry backdrop, nothing inspiring there, and the colours look fake or wrong. I have never been that impressed with the photos I have seen from the 85L, but I am careful about saying that, since it has so many fans.



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1838
Country: Finland

Blackout wrote:
Zeiss 135mm Apo Sonnar at f/11 + Canon 500D close-up lens. I was looking forward to try that combo, even though there are many things to do with the lens alone in the first place.

Thanks for posting this (and other photos to your Flickr) - checked also in large size in Flickr. 500D doesn't seem to decrease quality much - was this at maximum magnification?

I think I'll buy 500D with Zeiss 135, hoping to find inventory from somewhere - I was just last weekend on New York swearing that B&H just went out of stock when I arrived...





Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 @ f/4, 1/800s, 5DmkII@ISO100


Samuli



ltruong8
Registered: Feb 07, 2011
Total Posts: 153
Country: Canada

I had a trip to some island last weekend. Here is a view from the highest mountain of the biggest island .



And some other views:










mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1408
Country: Norway

6D + 85/1.4.







Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4243
Country: Sweden

Great shot Samuli


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

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

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



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 3070
Country: Sweden

Sweet #1 Ronny.

Distagon 21/2.8, non-profane profane shot.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4064
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot Samuli


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

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

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


Great shots Ronny!!



Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2139
Country: United States

Twoeye, mountain shot is excellent. Great color set against the lack of it elsewhere.

Martynas, ship shots are excellent. A concrete ship Somehow, that sound almost as silly as making one out of lead.

Jim



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4243
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shot Wilhelm


Carl zeiss distagon T* 2/35 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Carl zeiss distagon T* 2/35 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Carl zeiss distagon T* 2/35 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1838
Country: Finland

Luan, which lens you shoot the sea shore photos? Liked most the 4th photo; water "texture" was nice.

Morten, not very exiting subject but very nice photo due to depth of field, excellent usage of focus-bokeh transfers.

Wilhelm, great "presense" on the 21mm shot even in webthumbnail size.

Ronny, liked both 2/35 shots with stairs - sunny (=very sharp lightning) weather combined to 2/35 contrast makes the overall contrast almost "slide like".




Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 @ f/5, 1/500s, 5DmkII@ISO100


Samuli



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1909
Country: United States

Got my first Zeiss.

35mm f2 1/40 (Louisiana crawfish).










beud
Registered: Aug 08, 2010
Total Posts: 17
Country: France

Jochenb wrote:
Johnny, you got lucky! Seeing the bag still standing there must have been such a relief.

Some of you might remember me selling a lot of my Zeiss ZE lenses? Well, I've only got the 21 and 50P left and was thinking to just quit using a DSLR.
I recently bought the Fuji 14mm (which is great), but it soon reminded me how much I've always loved my 21mm distagon.
Because of this I've decided sell the Fuji kit and don't abandon the DSLR just yet.

21ZE:


Under the pink clouds by Jochen-B, on Flickr




Damn, you managed to shoot almost the same picture as this one :
http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details/2810/manarola%2C_cinque_terre.html



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4243
Country: Sweden

Thanks Samuli


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

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

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



Blackout
Registered: Aug 06, 2011
Total Posts: 38
Country: France

Samuli Vahonen wrote:
Thanks for posting this (and other photos to your Flickr) - checked also in large size in Flickr. 500D doesn't seem to decrease quality much - was this at maximum magnification?


Yes, this was at maximum magnification.

To my eyes, it doesn't decrease quality much - it does a bit at wider apertures and near the frame edges. Not a big deal. It's definitely worth the purchase if you want to get closer and benefit from all the goodness this lens can deliver.

I plan on trying Kenko tubes also.

For the fun of it, here's another shot with the close-up lens, this one wide open.



photoe
Registered: Oct 22, 2010
Total Posts: 47
Country: Germany

Nice macro shots Blackout. They show the excellent performance of this fantastic lens.

Zeiss ZE 2/135


Horses Under Apple Trees by photooe, on Flickr


Apple Tree by photooe, on Flickr



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4222
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Got my first Zeiss.

35mm f2 1/40 (Louisiana crawfish).











Crawfish are making me hungry Chuong

Reagan


hiepphotog
Registered: Aug 19, 2009
Total Posts: 2416
Country: United States

Being bored today after work so I took this picture with the newly acquired ZF 28/2.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3474
Country: France

Ronny, excellent street scenes!
Ben, fantastic! Why did you oblige me to sell my 100 MP?
Chuong, welcome in the Zeiss world!
Manu, very nicely done!
Wilhelm, love the chuch shot!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3474
Country: France

Old cemetery in Oppède-Le-Vieux :



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