ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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nicolab
Registered: Oct 20, 2012
Total Posts: 276
Country: Italy

And finally after a lot of rain we can see the spring through a 100 macro...













































this is new sigma 35/1,4






weissj
Registered: Aug 25, 2005
Total Posts: 794
Country: United States

Accidentally double posted and I'm unable to delete this extraneous post. Help?



weissj
Registered: Aug 25, 2005
Total Posts: 794
Country: United States

Hill Country, TX
ZE 21
















Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
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Country: Belgium

Thanks guys.
Luka, no it's the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (blue mosque)



Ripolini
Registered: Nov 06, 2005
Total Posts: 445
Country: Italy

D300 + 100/2 ZF @ f/2.8:



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4241
Country: Sweden


Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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

Comparison picture between MP 2/100 and AS 2/135 @f2
I was curious how both perform in a side by side comparison.

The 2/135 is here at MFD.
Handheld picture, slightly cropped and sharpened. No other PP.


Red strawberry blossom / Zeiss Apo-Sonnar 2/135 @f2 by photooe, on Flickr


Red strawberry blossom / Zeiss Makro-Planar 2/100 @f2 by photooe, on Flickr



Ripolini
Registered: Nov 06, 2005
Total Posts: 445
Country: Italy

They look very very similar ... or am I missing something



kiddik
Registered: Sep 24, 2009
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Country: Iceland

Ripolini wrote:
They look very very similar ... or am I missing something


Wow! I agree! They look almost identical, but I must admit the 135/2 is cleaner (lack of CA) and seems to have marginally better color, but the 100/2 seems to have smoother bokeh, at least in this particular case. But I must wonder if I can justify adding the 135/2 if I already own 100/2? Other than to marvel at 135's beautiful physique :-) I'll bet the difference could be a lot more dramatic in a more demanding scenario, there have been times where 100/2's CA has driven me nuts. Thanks for the photos photoe!



RiverGuy
Registered: Jan 04, 2009
Total Posts: 102
Country: United States

Somehow I like this uncropped better. I guess it allows for the full depth effect. Across the board I'm seeing the very beautiful element of color rendition making the 135/2 a terrific lens. This is something you notice more over time, especially in low light and with unusual colors. It's a bit more subtle than putting things in high contrast situations (which I generally don't like to begin with) and then hunting for the green, violet or purple fringes.

I still love my old workhorse 100/2, but then its near macro range gives me something else all together. Some of us pray to Zeiss for a 100/2 APO true 1:1 macro. Would be expensive, no doubt. But if they could engineer it, I'd buy it.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/zeiss135_for_nikon/slideshow



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

kiddik wrote:
Ripolini wrote:
They look very very similar ... or am I missing something


Wow! I agree! They look almost identical, but I must admit the 135/2 is cleaner (lack of CA) and seems to have marginally better color, but the 100/2 seems to have smoother bokeh, at least in this particular case. But I must wonder if I can justify adding the 135/2 if I already own 100/2? Other than to marvel at 135's beautiful physique :-) I'll bet the difference could be a lot more dramatic in a more demanding scenario, there have been times where 100/2's CA has driven me nuts. Thanks for the photos photoe!


They look very similar, if you don't look too close.

kiddik you are right about smoother bokeh, better color and lack of CA.
If you take a very close look also better resolution.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
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Country: Norway

Two more with the D2/25:














Ripolini
Registered: Nov 06, 2005
Total Posts: 445
Country: Italy

photoe wrote:
They look very similar, if you don't look too close.

OK. This implies they are 'identical' if you look at a 'print'.



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 1992
Country: Belgium

Interesting to see the new 135 being compared to the 100MP.

21ZE:


The fisherman by Jochen-B, on Flickr



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4241
Country: Sweden

Great shot Jochen and Toothwalker



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

Ripolini wrote:
photoe wrote:
They look very similar, if you don't look too close.

OK. This implies they are 'identical' if you look at a 'print'.


I haven't printed any of my comparison pictures, within the right setup they could be identical.
'Identical' minus nearly all aberrations, adding some distortion.




dthrog00
Registered: Jan 30, 2012
Total Posts: 370
Country: United States

A few recent ones with the 50P.


2013_05_07_0989_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr


2013_05_07_1002_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr


2013_05_11_1050_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing.
Dave



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

100 MP :



RiverGuy
Registered: Jan 04, 2009
Total Posts: 102
Country: United States

My son and I spent last week wandering extreme western Virginia, around the almost totally enclosed valley of Burkes Garden, and then the Farm Heritage Trail (4 highways linked) in the eastern edge of West Virginia. We spent some time in coal country near Pineville and Welch, and in New River Gorge, visiting some of the ghost towns there.

My contribution to the trip's photography was done exclusively with a Zeiss lineup, the 21mm, the 35/1.4 and the 135/2. The new 135 turns out to be pretty good at isolating farm buildings and concentrated scenes at several hundred yards, which compliments the 35 and 21 very well. I had no idea I'd be doing landscapes with it.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/farmandminingroadsvawv

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/farmandminingroadsvawv/slideshow

This spring is one of the wettest on record in this part of the country. I shoot with my Nikons set at Neutral in Picture Control, always, but some of the images look as if they'd been juiced in Vivid or pumped in PP, which is not the case. The grass on some of the farms looked like it was dyed green....

1. Farm Heritage Rd, Monroe Co., WV. D800E, ZF 135/2 @ 5.6, ISO 100







2. Looking down from the bridge to the barn in image 1. D800E, ZF 135/2 @ f 4.5, ISO 100









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OK, I think I've figured out that direct links to sized image options off my Zenfolio site work infinitely better than trying to pull resized image files directly off my computer and posting them here. There is still some quality lost somewhere, but it's better. Please look at my slide show for the best possible view. Those images are done in a very good algorithm straight off the huge D800E jpeg files. I seldom have time to do the best sequence of RAW Adobe to ProPhotoRGB, to 16 TIFFS, then downsizing, etc. I'm old, time is short.

--Dan



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4241
Country: Sweden

Wow Love it Z
Great shot Dave



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