ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Dalmas
Registered: Jun 18, 2010
Total Posts: 453
Country: Sweden

Thanks Ronny



nicolab
Registered: Oct 20, 2012
Total Posts: 303
Country: Italy

100MP so good for landscape, sometimes I forgot M stands for Macro....












Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1892
Country: Finland

tivv - I try to avoid commenting portraits OR processed photos - however I liked what you had done on post processing to enhance the skin texture on this one, great work!
Ronny - enjoyed the two dragonflies picture (on large size in Flickr, on forum the wing patterns weren't at their best)

JaKo wrote:
Now, with Samuli back on FM trees are back in fashion

thanks

Talking about trees - few "cheat" photos (took 3-6 frame panoramas to "enlarge sensor"):

Carl Zeiss APO-Sonnar T* 2/135 @ f/2, 2.5 seconds, ISO 100


Carl Zeiss APO-Sonnar T* 2/135 @ f/2, 2.5 seconds, ISO 100


Carl Zeiss APO-Sonnar T* 2/135 @ f/2, 15 seconds, ISO 100


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Samuli



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 2434
Country: United States

Superb last two pages ! Martynas, Z, Ronny, Bob, Ulff, Dalmas , Samuli, among others.

Samuli - Really nice enlarged sensor feeling. I have not seen much of app 135 shots that makes me appreciate this lens. These shots does that to me.


ZF.2 1.4/35



Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2157
Country: United States

Sampling, that first one is very nice. The reddish bark fits nicely with the palette of the scene.
Jim



bushwacker
Registered: Jun 12, 2005
Total Posts: 1081
Country: United States

nibutto wrote:
100MP so good for landscape, sometimes I forgot M stands for Macro....









oh dude, in my opinion this motor's assembly is messed up. The insulator doesn't look good bonded with the wire windings.


Even the Tech's or the assembler's finger prints got caught by Zeiss.


bushwacker
Registered: Jun 12, 2005
Total Posts: 1081
Country: United States

I meant this picture




Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4688
Country: Sweden

Thank's
Great shot Samuli and Luka


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



Paul Yi
Registered: Dec 10, 2004
Total Posts: 5324
Country: United States

ZE 100





nicolab
Registered: Oct 20, 2012
Total Posts: 303
Country: Italy

bushwacker wrote:
nibutto wrote:

oh dude, in my opinion this motor's assembly is messed up. The insulator doesn't look good bonded with the wire windings.
Even the Tech's or the assembler's finger prints got caught by Zeiss.


trust me, I can do even worse!



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6211
Country: United States

Ulff - Great scene, love it
Dalmas - love those colors
Nibutto - wonderful detail and I know what you mean about 'makro'!
Samuli - You're making it hard to resist that 135!
Luka - lovely fall scene . . . Catskills?
Ronny - glorious as always
Paul - love the composition

When I first ventured into Zeiss-mania, the 35/2 was the first lens I ever purchased. Certainly not the last. I eventually sold that lens for the 35/1.4. However, I always had some regret as I loved the look of the smaller slower f/2. Well, I recently sold the 35/1.4 and purchased the 35/2 which I hope to use on a new a7R when it arrives. In the meantime, I went for a short walk and snapped a few images with my 5DIII. I just love the look of this lens.



darbo
Registered: Mar 10, 2012
Total Posts: 1059
Country: United States

rji2goleez wrote:...I just love the look of this lens.

I can see why; those are very nice!

I've always been unsettled with my choice of the 1.4/35mm. I think I may appreciate the 3d rendering that the 2/35mm seems to deliver more than I like the gorgeous bokeh of the 1.4/35mm. Also, the 2/35mm has a warmer cast than the 1.4/35, right?



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6211
Country: United States

I believe it is a bit warmer. Now I have to fiddle with the profile settings for this lens in lightroom. I like the distortion correction but I like retaining the vignetting when shot wide open.



U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 703
Country: Netherlands

Last weekend I visited Switzerland. Here are some pictures of the region called: Appenzell.

5D2 + MP100/MP50/D21 (EXIF shows correct focal length, but not correct aperture)

1.

HDR 9 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

2.

Panorama 2 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

3.

_MG_59336 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

4.

HDR 7 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

5.

_MG_59681 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

6.

Panorama 18 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

7.

Panorama 26 by Universal Creations, on Flickr

8.

_MG_59890 by Universal Creations, on Flickr



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1892
Country: Finland

Bob, great utilization of 2/35's characteristics!
EDIT: U.C. - marvellous landscapes! First 3 were very inspiring, thanks for posting.





I have been shooting almost 100% with polarizer filters at 2013 summer. Mostly because I can avoid some time wasted on photo processing (less tweaking with the damn sliders in Apple Aperture), but also for controlling amount of skylight reflected from the forest undergrowth.

Here is small series how much one can make difference already when shooting frame. All images are with Aperture default slider positions (=no post processing of any kind), except -0.15EV exposure adjustment for image #2 to match #3 level of lightness on the subject. You can open links below to own tabs to easily compare images:
1. ooops forgot to block the front lens with hand
2. no polarizer, hand blocking direct sunshine to lens
3. with polarizer, hand blocking direct sunshine to lens

#3 as embedded photo - Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 @ f/1.4, 1/40s, Hoya HD polarizer


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Samuli



tivv
Registered: Oct 20, 2013
Total Posts: 11
Country: United States

Samuli Vahonen wrote:
tivv - I try to avoid commenting portraits OR processed photos - however I liked what you had done on post processing to enhance the skin texture on this one, great work!


Thanks! I really love what you did with that last wide panorama. I will have to experiment with something similar once I pick up the 100mm f/2 in the not so distant future.



dthrog00
Registered: Jan 30, 2012
Total Posts: 461
Country: United States

Cross post from the autumn images thread.

Two views of a pathway. Zeiss 50 Planar ZE

First, the scene in focus. (f/4.5)


2013_10_11_4312_LR_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

Second, leaves in focus and the background blurred out. The bokeh bright spots are annoying, but I like the image as a whole. (f/2.8)


2013_10_11_4313_LR_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing.
Dave



U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 703
Country: Netherlands

@Samuli: the polarizer also adds quite a lot of Kelvins to the white balance (or subtracting kelvins of the color temperature).



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1892
Country: Finland

U.C. wrote:
@Samuli: the polarizer also adds quite a lot of Kelvins to the white balance (or subtracting kelvins of the color temperature).

Hmmm, I have always assumed that it seems that way because it filters the reflected skylight (very blue light) when turned to correct direction, but that it actually doesn't change the color temperature. To be sure I checked and the new Hoya HD polarizer doesn't have red (=warm) color cast on white/gray subjects.I have checked this earlier other polarizer I have, and also they didn't have color cast. My only filter, which has color cast is Hoya ND 8x (slight magenta cast).

Samuli



Dalmas
Registered: Jun 18, 2010
Total Posts: 453
Country: Sweden

Thanks Bob. Really inspiring shots with the 35/2 :-)
Samuli: Love your forrest pictures. Looks just like at home.
U.C. Nice views from Switzerland!
Luka: Great scene.
Ronny: Marvellous as usual.
Paul: That's some shot!



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