ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1494
Country: Norway

akul - I dig the symmetry
JSPHOTOS - Very colorful
kururu - Is that in the wild?
Ronny - Nice framing
Alpha_Geist - Shame about the tree
U.C. - I like the panorama. Is the tilted horizon real?
user222 - Wonderful landscape
reza187 - Don't do it. Not yet.
cyra - The P1.4/85 is working well for you


Below: MP 2/100 does moonscape. No, I did not leave the lens behind.







U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 704
Country: Netherlands

Toothwalker wrote:
U.C. - I like the panorama. Is the tilted horizon real?

Good question. It isn't really disturbing and the backside of the green wooden house looks quite vertical to me. I will look at the original stitched photo to see what looks best.



Ulff
Registered: Jun 13, 2003
Total Posts: 1117
Country: Germany

Amsterdam by night (pano with ZE 21):






U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 704
Country: Netherlands

Great panorama of Amsterdam!

Revised version of my panorama

Panorama 2 revised by Universal Creations, on Flickr



JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1806
Country: Canada

Thank you Ronny & cyra. Despite less than propotional size Distagon 2/35 ZF.2 seems like a great match to Sony A7/R.

Wide open:







akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 2561
Country: United States


Cyra - 85 shot of shrine from distance shows off 85 very nicely.

JSPHOTO- great color and nice portrait

Kururu- Amazing onsen monkeys !

Ronny - Nice framing !

user222 - Beautiful sky.

Toothwalker - Beautiful terrain of desert.

Jako - Quite a lovely pop from the sculpture shot.


ZF21





reza187
Registered: May 28, 2009
Total Posts: 133
Country: N/A

U.C., great shot! Looks 3D to me.
Cyra, thank you for your comment. Yes, the red looks too saturated, it seems that I overdone the PP.
Toothwalker, why not? Any specific reason? Being able to use my EF mount lenses with Sony sensor looks appealling.
Btw, another one from me, this one with ZE 1.4/35.



Alpha_Geist
Registered: Apr 20, 2011
Total Posts: 784
Country: United States

Cross post from Sony A7(r) Thread:

A recent trip to the Kennedy Space Center during Christmas/New Years vacation..



Apollo 14 - Alan Shepard's Suit by Alpha Geist, on Flickr
Sony a7 w/ Zeiss 50mm f/2 MP @ f/2.2 1/125 3200


user222
Registered: Sep 13, 2007
Total Posts: 817
Country: United States

Thanks for the compliments. Jako, both really nice. Toothwalker, great desert with the 100. Ulff, awesome per usual. Reza I like the "look" of that subway photo. Alpha_Geist, great light and detail.

ZE 25mm 2.0






Taylor Sherman
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
Total Posts: 1556
Country: United States

JaKo - love that 35/2 shot. Also, user222 - nice job. I've got my fingers crossed that the Zeiss E-mount lenses due this year approach the quality of those lenses but in lighter, more compact forms. I'm tempted to swap my R35/2 for a ZF35/2 but it's quite a bit larger.

Here's a cross-post from the A7 thread - A7 + ZM50/2



Rowing Into? the Sunset by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr



cyra
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 822
Country: Austria

thanks for the comments,
akul, do you like the 21 for that kind of shot? I feel like it has to much DOF, and not enough separation between foregroound and background.
user222, beautiful light and just the right moment!
Taylor, wonderful sunset

more ZF 85/1.4





















Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1494
Country: Norway

reza187 wrote:
Toothwalker, why not? Any specific reason? Being able to use my EF mount lenses with Sony sensor looks appealling.


Using an EF mount lens on an A7 is one thing, abandoning Canon altogether is something else. I asked myself the same question. The answer, for the time being, is no. The main reason being that it won't improve my photography.

It will reduce the stress on my shoulders, but to achieve that I need to replace a few lenses as well. On serious photo trips I carry a DSLR and five lenses from 21 to 200 mm, YC mount and EF mount. My shooting style is shoulder bag, quickly grabbing and changing lenses when needed. With an A7 I might get one or two native lenses, but for the remaining lenses I don't want the hassle and delay of relocating adapters from one lens to the next. If I equip all lenses with a separate adapter, which is also a costly business, the total weight may even be larger than before.

Advantages of the A7/R are (for me at least):

1) Weight reduction.
2) State-of-the-art sensor in a small package.
3) Reduced vignetting with large-aperture lenses.

Disadvantages and uncertainties are:

4) Weak/absent AA filter (some people don't mind aliasing, but I do).
5) Vibration blur at certain shutter speeds.
6) Edge smear and color cast with quasisymmetrical wideangle lenses.
7) Bad flares with shiny adapters.
8) Reports of excessive noise at low ISO.
9) Persistent rumors of Sony applying irreversible processing to the RAW files.
10) One is forced to use crappy Sony software to get the most out of the RAW files.
11) It is unclear whether the performance of the native lenses depends on compensation, in the lens design, for the astigmatism of the sensor filter stack.

I am sure the A7 has a better sensor than today's Canon DSLRs, but I have a hard time finding confirmation from the images shown in this forum. When there is a clear difference in image quality, it is mostly because of 6) and 7). Some of the negative points and uncertainties will go away as solutions are found, or may prove to be incorrect, but I am not going to ditch my SLR just like that.

I may consider the A7 as a second camera though, probably best used with native lenses to keep the package light and hassle-free.



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1494
Country: Norway

Camouflage lizards with the MP 2/100:
















Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4868
Country: Sweden

Nice shot Jack Alpha_Geist,Cyra ,Craig, U.C ,reza and Luka
Great macro Toothwalker
Awesome Ulf



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

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE @ f/2.8, 3.2s, ISO 80, polarizer, Sony A7


Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE @ f/2.8, 1/5s, ISO 100, polarizer, Sony A7


Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE @ f/8.0, 2.5s, ISO 100, polarizer, Sony A7


Samuli



cyra
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 822
Country: Austria

Toothwalker, both shots are superb!
Samuli, the 35/2 seems to be a good match with the A7

Two more from the series with 85P on D700














dgjean
Registered: May 15, 2006
Total Posts: 604
Country: United States

A recent shot:

Nikon D3s & Zeiss 21/2.8 ZF.2

My World Is Empty Without You by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr



darbo
Registered: Mar 10, 2012
Total Posts: 1125
Country: United States

Apo Sonnar T* 2/135:


Callaway Reflections by David Arbogast, on Flickr


The 32nd President by David Arbogast, on Flickr


Distagon T* 2.8/21mm:


Kingfisher Outfitters by David Arbogast, on Flickr


Boathouse by David Arbogast, on Flickr


Walk the Plank by David Arbogast, on Flickr



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3701
Country: France

dgjean wrote:
A recent shot:

Nikon D3s & Zeiss 21/2.8 ZF.2


Talk about a great catch, Don. Superb!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3701
Country: France

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