ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Bobu
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1764
Country: Germany

Frogfish wrote:
I'd forgotten how simply superb the work in this thread is !

Hoping not to drag it down too much. All Zeiss 21/2.8 on a D800.

Birding and bird pic processing has gone to the back-burner during this week's rain, so a chance to process some of the outstanding 2,000 shots or more from NZ that remain after 'The Cull'



I really like the first rain shot!

Boris



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4540
Country: Sweden

Nice Z
Great shot Frogfish


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

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



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3583
Country: France

Thanks Ronny!

Love both of them ^ but #2 is fantastic!



dubaiphil
Registered: Jun 10, 2009
Total Posts: 972
Country: United Arab Emirates

A couple more with the 2/35 ZF2














Diploneis
Registered: Jul 08, 2010
Total Posts: 368
Country: Norway

What a collection of awesome images guys! Well done everybody!

And here is La Bella with 100MP and B&W conversion in VSCO Film.







Cheers,
Martynas


rpiotr01
Registered: May 15, 2013
Total Posts: 24
Country: United States

dthrog00 wrote:
rpiotr01,

Others here may be able to help you better than I can. I tried the 2/35 last summer on the Canon 60D and greatly enjoyed it. I never used it on a full frame camera. I picked up the Zeiss 1.4/50 this past December and the full frame 6D in March. Both lenses are great although the 50 has become much more fun to use on full frame.

The 50 is harder to use because of focus shift. If you are shooting at at f/2 to f/4 from close range you need to double check focus with the lens stopped down (I use DOF preview button) to verify focus hasn't changed from where it was at f/1.4 Personally, I've only had to modify my focus a handful of times, but it's worth keeping in mind.

How do you like the Sigma? As you mentioned the Zeiss 50 renders differently. It's really sharp stopped down and has lots of character near wide open. I have lots of images on Flickr with it if you want to see them:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68255851@N05/tags/zeissplanart1450/

If you have the Sigma 50 and like it maybe the Zeiss 2/35 would be a better fit for you?

Dave


Thanks Dave! I'm dead set on the 35/2, was just thinking about the 50/1.4 in addition to it. The Sigma has smooooooth blur wide open and smooth bokeh, and pretty sharp in the center. Basically a lens made to address most consumer complaints about fast 50mm lenses. Focus is garbage and unreliable so I use it exclusively as a MF lens, but the focus throw is so short it's very difficult to nail critical focus, more luck than anything. So I figure while I'm using MF anyway might as well go for one of the better MF 50mm lenses out there.

Just trying to see if others use both, or if they find it redundant. I think 35 to 50mm is a bigger jump than it seems so I'd probably use both.

Thanks for the sample shots, BTW - that's very helpful.



dthrog00
Registered: Jan 30, 2012
Total Posts: 409
Country: United States

rpiotr01 wrote:
dthrog00 wrote:
rpiotr01,

Others here may be able to help you better than I can. I tried the 2/35 last summer on the Canon 60D and greatly enjoyed it. I never used it on a full frame camera. I picked up the Zeiss 1.4/50 this past December and the full frame 6D in March. Both lenses are great although the 50 has become much more fun to use on full frame.

The 50 is harder to use because of focus shift. If you are shooting at at f/2 to f/4 from close range you need to double check focus with the lens stopped down (I use DOF preview button) to verify focus hasn't changed from where it was at f/1.4 Personally, I've only had to modify my focus a handful of times, but it's worth keeping in mind.

How do you like the Sigma? As you mentioned the Zeiss 50 renders differently. It's really sharp stopped down and has lots of character near wide open. I have lots of images on Flickr with it if you want to see them:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68255851@N05/tags/zeissplanart1450/

If you have the Sigma 50 and like it maybe the Zeiss 2/35 would be a better fit for you?

Dave


Thanks Dave! I'm dead set on the 35/2, was just thinking about the 50/1.4 in addition to it. The Sigma has smooooooth blur wide open and smooth bokeh, and pretty sharp in the center. Basically a lens made to address most consumer complaints about fast 50mm lenses. Focus is garbage and unreliable so I use it exclusively as a MF lens, but the focus throw is so short it's very difficult to nail critical focus, more luck than anything. So I figure while I'm using MF anyway might as well go for one of the better MF 50mm lenses out there.

Just trying to see if others use both, or if they find it redundant. I think 35 to 50mm is a bigger jump than it seems so I'd probably use both.

Thanks for the sample shots, BTW - that's very helpful.


If you use the Sigma exclusively as manual focus then the 50 Planar or 50 Makro Planar may be a great fit for you. The MP would have the added benefit of being able to do 1:2 macro. Personally, I like the drawing style of the Planar and use it most of the time for "normal" work.

Dave



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 3130
Country: Sweden

Lieutenant Z wrote:
100 MP :



Amazing shot Z!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4540
Country: Sweden


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



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6028
Country: United States

Wow, I've been a way too long . . . Finally put my Zeiss ZEs to good use in Yosemite earlier this week. My first time there.



Greggf
Registered: Aug 03, 2011
Total Posts: 2900
Country: United States

Fantastic shots above, Bob! You stated you wished you'd used the RX1, more while there, but I think your ZE shots are outstanding!! (As are you RX1 shots, too)
Gregg



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6028
Country: United States

Thanks Gregg! I ended up using the RX1 as more of a point and shoot whereas the Canon/ZEs were mostly all tripod shot. I need to put that RX1 through the same regimen and see what it can do as well.



loosh
Registered: Jun 12, 2010
Total Posts: 555
Country: United States

ZM 35 2.8 on a NEX-5n.





















Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
Total Posts: 712
Country: Sweden

Some even better than normal stuff lately, so much indeed I can't mention it all, but I must say what flawless photos by rji2goleez!!

50P



Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
Total Posts: 712
Country: Sweden

and

28D



RiverGuy
Registered: Jan 04, 2009
Total Posts: 107
Country: United States

Some really fine work with the 35/2 posted here lately....

We have a biscuit festival here in Knoxville. Yes....biscuits. I would have rather had one of my regular street lenses (200/2VR, 70-200VRII) to shoot this, but the overcast skies were a surprise and I took what I had set up, which was the D800E coupled with the ZF 135/2. I lost some of those fraction of a second chances at good images, but when the 135/2 nails the shot, it really does. Should have had the 35/2 on another body to get the street, but there just wasn't time. These shots appear really diffuse here, sorry. For the real clarity of the images, please visit my slideshow.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/portraitsbiscuitfestivalmay013/slideshow



















Frogfish
Registered: May 20, 2011
Total Posts: 4629
Country: China

Bobu wrote:
Frogfish wrote:
I'd forgotten how simply superb the work in this thread is !

Hoping not to drag it down too much. All Zeiss 21/2.8 on a D800.

Birding and bird pic processing has gone to the back-burner during this week's rain, so a chance to process some of the outstanding 2,000 shots or more from NZ that remain after 'The Cull'



I really like the first rain shot!

Boris


Thanks Boris !



Frogfish
Registered: May 20, 2011
Total Posts: 4629
Country: China

Ronny _Olsson wrote
Great shot Frogfish


Thank you Ronny. Love that 2nd shot especially !



Frogfish
Registered: May 20, 2011
Total Posts: 4629
Country: China

Sweet shots Lt Z, DubaiPhil (esp the 1st), Martynas (awesome portrait), Ronny (flower) & Bob (esp #1 & 5).



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 8296
Country: United States

Bob -- Very nice Yosemite shots! Got any more?



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