ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Diploneis
Registered: Jul 08, 2010
Total Posts: 324
Country: Norway

Great images as usual here! Haven't been posting for a while - busy times! But here are a couple of recent shots:





































Cheers,
Martynas


Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 1825
Country: Belgium

Too much saturation in some shots (for my taste that is), but great photos nonetheless!



super_claret
Registered: Mar 22, 2006
Total Posts: 30
Country: United Kingdom

Hi all,

I'm hoping that all you knowledgeable Zeiss people can help me make up my mind?

I have the option to purchase a secondhand 100mm MP for 880 (normally 1380 new in the UK) but the copy for sale has slight rub marks of the anti reflective matt black paint near the mount. Would this seriously affect performance? Apart from this, the lens is perfect and comes with all the original paperwork and box.

I'll be using it on a Nikon D800, so any comments from D800 owners who have this lens would be most welcome.

Thanks

Mark



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15968
Country: Germany

It works very well on the D800, although focusing is touchy, as with all the fast Zeiss lenses. With good of technique and a bit of practice it should be possible to get a good keeper rate.

The matte black paint I presume is on the inside? You can repaint that with no problems. Get a matte black paint from a lens parts shot like microtools, or even a small tin of model paint.



super_claret
Registered: Mar 22, 2006
Total Posts: 30
Country: United Kingdom

Hi Carstenw

Thanks for the response. I have a 14 day returns option on the lens, so may give it a try.

When you say the focusing is touchy..is that the lens in general or specific to the D800?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3038
Country: France

Nice ones, Martynas !



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15968
Country: Germany

super_claret wrote:
Hi Carstenw

Thanks for the response. I have a 14 day returns option on the lens, so may give it a try.

When you say the focusing is touchy..is that the lens in general or specific to the D800?


That is any narrow depth of field lens on the D800.



Sami Ruusunen
Registered: Jul 30, 2010
Total Posts: 703
Country: Finland

Haven't been doing much "fun" photography lately but since I need to justify the incoming A7/A7r purchase for my girlfriend I need to start to be more active on this area. Couple of shots for D7000 & ZF25/2.8:


Fog in Helsinki 4 by Sami Ruusunen, on Flickr


Fog in Helsinki 5 by Sami Ruusunen, on Flickr



wiseguy010
Registered: Mar 08, 2009
Total Posts: 751
Country: Netherlands

carstenw wrote:
super_claret wrote:
Hi Carstenw

Thanks for the response. I have a 14 day returns option on the lens, so may give it a try.

When you say the focusing is touchy..is that the lens in general or specific to the D800?


That is any narrow depth of field lens on the D800.


Yes, my experience is that it is very difficult to get optimal sharpness with the ZF.2 100/2 wide open when shooting handheld.



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1596
Country: Finland

JaKo - nice bridge
twoeye - liked your vertical micro landscapes, specially the 3rd



Some branches over the lake from Monday's shoot:

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 @ f/4, 1/125s, Carl Zeiss T* Polarizer


Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 @ f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 400, Carl Zeiss T* Polarizer


Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 @ f/8, 1/25s, ISO 400, Carl Zeiss T* Polarizer


--
Samuli



yisaac
Registered: Jul 17, 2008
Total Posts: 20
Country: United States

Hello

I have follow this post for a long time but since I don't own any Zeiss glass I have never posted. I had the opportunity to try out a Zeiss 21 ZF.2, I think this was the best one I got.

thanks
Jake



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 1825
Country: Belgium

I like it Jake.
Nice autumn colors Samuli.
Sami, I always like fog in photos.

6D + 21ZE:


The Explorer by Jochen-B, on Flickr

(larger version in the HD thread)



tivv
Registered: Oct 20, 2013
Total Posts: 10
Country: United States

Hi, I'm new here (and still very much learning photography in general), but thought I might post something a little different than a lot of what I've been seeing. And yes, I realize I'm a little weird for doing portraits with a 50mm lens.

I've cranked the sharpness and clarity way higher than I would usually, but I think it gives a nice effect in this particular image.

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 @ f/6.3, 1/200s







JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1081
Country: Canada

Thank you Ulff, twoeye, johnahill, Ronny, Frogfish, Samuli for your inspiring comments, much appreciated.



Great portrait tivv, and great models on your Flickr!

Now, with Samuli back on FM trees are back in fashion (larger version)









rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 4731
Country: United States

Some Mississippi scenes from Alma, WI



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2546
Country: Sweden

Great shot Bob,Jack,Jochen, Z ,Martynas and tivv


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

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



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 4731
Country: United States

Incredible Ronny. How do you bribe your subjects to hold so still for you?



dthrog00
Registered: Jan 30, 2012
Total Posts: 257
Country: United States

Images from Stronghold Castle in Oregon, Illinois.

No 1 Castle Profile

6D 50 Planar ZE f/8


2013_10_13_4390_LR_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

No 2 Tunnel

6D 50 Planar ZE f/5.6


2013_10_13_4411_LR_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

No 3 Stained Glass Window

6D 50 Planar ZE f/8


2013_10_13_4400_LR_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing.
Dave



nWmR12
Registered: Jan 07, 2012
Total Posts: 131
Country: United States

Both 5Dmk3 + 21ZE

Getting all the sun it can get by NoahWmR12, on Flickr


Looking up to the trees by NoahWmR12, on Flickr



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 4731
Country: United States

Color version of the above.



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