What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 14894
Country: Germany

mogud wrote:
Small spending spree is right LightShow and I thought I was bad.

Well, the Zeiss ZE 100/2MP has been put to a small test over the weekend and a wet weekend at that. Boy, I thought the ZE 21/2.8 impressed me. The ZE 100/2 MP is unbelieveably sharp and it sure does have that Zeiss "pop". I'm very ecstatic.

I'm unsure what's next after this combo. The ZE 21/2.8 and ZE 100/2 MP are hard acts to follow. Any suggestions from te Zeiss specialists?


The question of which 50 to get is a tough one. I also love the 21 and 100MP, and got the 50MP as a logical next, but I was very disappointed with it, with the weak extreme corners wide open and the missing Zeiss look, IMO. Others love it. I later got the 50P and love it to death. It has a lot of optical flaws, but a bucket full of look.

You can also skip that whole issue, and just get the 35/1.4 (or the 35/2) instead



mogud
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 521
Country: Canada

carstenw wrote:
mogud wrote:
Small spending spree is right LightShow and I thought I was bad.

Well, the Zeiss ZE 100/2MP has been put to a small test over the weekend and a wet weekend at that. Boy, I thought the ZE 21/2.8 impressed me. The ZE 100/2 MP is unbelieveably sharp and it sure does have that Zeiss "pop". I'm very ecstatic.

I'm unsure what's next after this combo. The ZE 21/2.8 and ZE 100/2 MP are hard acts to follow. Any suggestions from te Zeiss specialists?


The question of which 50 to get is a tough one. I also love the 21 and 100MP, and got the 50MP as a logical next, but I was very disappointed with it, with the weak extreme corners wide open and the missing Zeiss look, IMO. Others love it. I later got the 50P and love it to death. It has a lot of optical flaws, but a bucket full of look.

You can also skip that whole issue, and just get the 35/1.4 (or the 35/2) instead


I've read the same discussions about the 50MP and how it doesn't have the Zeiss look. I've heard great comments about the 35/2 and looked at a lot of images shot with this lens. Right now, I'm leaning more towards the ZE 35/2 as the next Zeiss. The saga continues.....



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 14894
Country: Germany

The 50MP does have the sharpness (except extreme corners wide open) and the micro-contrast, and it has very little CA, but the boke is very different, a bit nervous without the creaminess of the 100MP.

The 35/2 is in some ways not quite up to the 35/1.4 (boke quality, sharpness), but it is still a very sharp lens with interesting boke, and it has one thing more than any other ZF/ZE lens: 3D.



Musicman
Registered: May 31, 2006
Total Posts: 163
Country: United Kingdom

Passing a local charity shop's window this afternoon and they had a couple of lenses face down.

I had to take a closer look, didn't I?

For £10 each, I think they'll go rather nicely on my Yashica FX3


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jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 19056
Country: Canada

Excellent buy, as long as they're clean inside.



Musicman
Registered: May 31, 2006
Total Posts: 163
Country: United Kingdom

Absolutely. They're practically like new.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4790
Country: Canada

Awesome buy, congrats.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 2930
Country: Czech Republic

Really lucky.



rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3677
Country: United States

Wow, that S85 is special: AEG which means metal aperture ring w/engraved markings. That piece forever became plastic w/silk-screened markings when it transitioned to AEJ. I have a NIB MMG (final version), but your version is on my to-buy list. Gear lust is a sad sight.



Musicman
Registered: May 31, 2006
Total Posts: 163
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks for the info.

I'll have to confess I'm a bit behind the curve with C/Y lenses as I mostly shoot with EF, FD and OM on 35mm; my Yashica rarely gets out to play.

I'm in the middle of deciding whether to sell up my EF L zooms and buy a Sony A7. I might pick up a C/Y adapter to try them out on the 5D in the meantime.



Dave_EP
Registered: May 13, 2010
Total Posts: 1210
Country: United Kingdom

Relatively moderate spending on last lenses…..

Samyang 14mm T3.5 Cine

Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine



lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 633
Country: Australia

Musicman wrote:
Thanks for the info.

I'll have to confess I'm a bit behind the curve with C/Y lenses as I mostly shoot with EF, FD and OM on 35mm; my Yashica rarely gets out to play.

I'm in the middle of deciding whether to sell up my EF L zooms and buy a Sony A7. I might pick up a C/Y adapter to try them out on the 5D in the meantime.


You will not be disappointed! I can only speak for the 50/1.7 but no doubt the 85 is also excellent. Your OP has caused quite a few attacks of envy!


My own latest purchase is a Pentax 645 45/2.8 (not for 10 quid)!



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 19056
Country: Canada

The Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8 and Sonnar 100/3.5 are relatively inexpensive, and absolutely excellent. Check Lens$db for 'normal' Contax Zeiss used lens prices.

Lens Price Database, Lens$db, http://tinyurl.com/jcolwell-lensdb



lostinjapan
Registered: Nov 30, 2004
Total Posts: 282
Country: Japan

Carl Zeiss APO 135mm f/2 Sonnar just arrived yesterday. Looking forward to the weekend.

Ryan



W.T. Jones
Registered: Jan 03, 2009
Total Posts: 110
Country: United States

Today I took possession of a FD 35mm f/2.8 SSC Tilt shift lens to mount on my X-E1camera. I'll see what I can do with it later in the week.



lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 633
Country: Australia

Congratulations WT!

I bought this lens and use it, with an Ed Mika adapter, on my EOS cameras, however you save the cost of the adapter so better for you

It's a beautiful performer.



dthrog00
Registered: Jan 30, 2012
Total Posts: 216
Country: United States

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 MC serial number 9xxxxx

I am looking forward to pitting it against the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE. Can I get 90% of the performance for 15% of the price?

Dave



W.T. Jones
Registered: Jan 03, 2009
Total Posts: 110
Country: United States

Lenticular, Glad to hear it is a good performer, thanks for the reply. I have quite a few FD lenses from years past, but do not know much about the TS. When I was shooting EOS cameras I always wanted to buy a T-S lens, somehow I just found other things to spend money on. I never thought to adapt a FD TS lens to an EOS. Now that I have shifted to Fuji, I have different priorities & the TS lens was one of them.

Here she is in all her glory, even came with a hood! as well as a case, manual & tripod spacer




helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3701
Country: Canada

W.T. Jones wrote:
Lenticular, Glad to hear it is a good performer, thanks for the reply. I have quite a few FD lenses from years past, but do not know much about the TS. When I was shooting EOS cameras I always wanted to buy a T-S lens, somehow I just found other things to spend money on. I never thought to adapt a FD TS lens to an EOS. Now that I have shifted to Fuji, I have different priorities & the TS lens was one of them.

Here she is in all her glory, even came with a hood! as well as a case, manual & tripod spacer


I always wanted a 35mm tilt-shift, but the FD was not easily adapted to Canon, and their offerings of the 45mm (too narrow) and 24mm (too wide) didn't fit the bill for me. If I go the A7r route, I might have to look around for one of these.



Bacalhau
Registered: Mar 21, 2012
Total Posts: 102
Country: United States

After buying the zeiss 50MP, I started eyeing the 100f/2...but was hard to justify having another 100mm lens that was not 1:1 - I have already the canon ef 100mm 2.8 usm
Well, found a better solution:
LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8 and the LEICA ELPRO 1:2–1:1 converter
Now I can retire the canon , that is after the new set arrives sometime this week



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