Zeiss Makro Planar C 60/2.8 C/Y a nice versatile lens
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Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
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It is commonly underestimated on behalf of it's bigger brother 60/2.8 Makro Planar S,but I found it sharp and contrasty with plenty of 3D look in both close ups and distant shots departament.It is smaller and lighter than 60/2.8MPS, which makes it very handy - just perfect for handheld shooting.Here are couple of samples taken on NEX (not perfect examples but give some hint of what this lens is capable for):

at f5.6,medium distance












at f8,close up













Peire
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Addendum:this lens renders visible 3D even at distant shots wide opened.Here is an example on NEX taken at f2.8 handheld:







jcolwell
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Very nice, Peire.



philber
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Yup! Very nice indeed!



Peire
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Philippe and jcolwell thank you!I just wanted to show that this lens is an interesting option among C/Y Zeiss set.



helimat
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Wow, I hope that the one I have coming is as good. I opted for the older S version, simply by chance rather than choice. 1:1 wasn't a prerequisite, more of what I am hoping for is high resolution & little distortion...



Peire
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Planar C 60/2.8 C/Y at f8+NEX









philber
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Lovely shot, Peire, you make your point well!



AhamB
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helimat wrote:
Wow, I hope that the one I have coming is as good. I opted for the older S version, simply by chance rather than choice. 1:1 wasn't a prerequisite, more of what I am hoping for is high resolution & little distortion...


The S-Planar does 1:1 too, but the S-Planar C (compact) does 1:2.



Peire
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Thank you Philippe.



Peire
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And some more blue spring flowers - Zeiss MP C 60/2.8 on NEX at f8















helimat
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AhamB wrote:
helimat wrote:
Wow, I hope that the one I have coming is as good. I opted for the older S version, simply by chance rather than choice. 1:1 wasn't a prerequisite, more of what I am hoping for is high resolution & little distortion...


The S-Planar does 1:1 too, but the S-Planar C (compact) does 1:2.


Yessir, my point was that I didn't necessarily need the 1:1 of the S-Planar, but that's what I ended up with.



Peire
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To reanimate this thread a few random pics taken recently

60/2.8 MP C +NEX

at f8



























at f2.8














crazeazn
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gorgeous photos, didnt know there were two versions.. how do u know which is which?



AhamB
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The C version is more compact (that's what the C stands for) and only has 1:2 reproduction ratio. S-Planar is the older name and Makro-Planar is the name used for the later batches. If the C isn't in the name you'll have 1:1 (and a relatively big/heavy lens).



Peire
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AhamB wrote:
The C version is more compact (that's what the C stands for) and only has 1:2 reproduction ratio. S-Planar is the older name and Makro-Planar is the name used for the later batches. If the C isn't in the name you'll have 1:1 (and a relatively big/heavy lens).



Thank you crazeazn.Adding up to what Benjamin wrote - Makro Planar C 60/2.8 is available in newer MM version (f22 printed in green).60MP S is only older AE version (f22 printed in white).Makro Planar C 60/2.8 is significantly smaller and lighter (not much bigger than 50/1.4 Planar).It takes also smaller 55mm filters not 67mm like MP S.



Grenache
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First of your flowers in original post is sublime.
Jim



Peire
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Thank you Jim.



Peire
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Haven't posted anything for a long time,so:












All MP 60/2.8 C,f8 on NEX,handhold.


philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
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I love your second shot, Peire. Well done!



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