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    M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Has anyone paired these two gems up? If so could you share some snaps?

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    You might be waiting a little while on this one...

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Erwin Puts compared the Zeiss zm 80/2 Sonnar with the Leica M 90/2 Summicron APO and the Canon 85/1.2L in here: http://www.imx.nl/photo/zeiss/zeiss/page72.html

    Kind regards,

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    There is also a comparison with the current Leica offerings at ReidReviews. Absolutely stunning lens!
    Leica MP, Leica M9P, Summilux 35/1.4 FLE, Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/feier/ My 500px

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Wow, thanks everyone! I have a few things to check out!

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Quote Originally Posted by canon5dshooter View Post
    Has anyone paired these two gems up? If so could you share some snaps?
    It matches up great. Will try to post a few photos.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Picture of the match:


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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Sorry to hijack the thread, but that photo above caught my attention...

    Hacker - what is that camera strap? How does it compare to other straps, and do you recommend it? I'm looking for a better strap on my M9, and that one looks interesting.
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    Mike, that is the Artisan & Artist silk strap. Pricey but very nice. I use one on my G1...very light, works as a neck strap or wrist strap as it's easily coiled.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    As long as the thread is hijacked, I'll also add that I use the same strap. It's my favorite of the straps I've used. It's a great combination of functionality and comfort.

    Kurt

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    is the a&a strap on the short side? i have often thought of one but i have a large gut and like to hang a camera over my head and cross the chest/belly.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but that photo above caught my attention...

    Hacker - what is that camera strap? How does it compare to other straps, and do you recommend it? I'm looking for a better strap on my M9, and that one looks interesting.
    Mike, I have experimented with all the premium leather straps and this is the most comfortable of all. Like what the rest said, this is a match made in heaven. For the length, I believe you can customize the length (I've seen customized versions for Hasselblad cameras and one-off wrist straps.). You have to talk to you dealer though.

    And since this thread is hijacked, I highly recommend the leather case from Luxecase.com, having tried all the Japanese, Italian, China and US made ones.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Picture of the match:


    That's looking very nice Hacker. I see your were recently put an for sale advert up for this lens. Care to share why you chose to let this beauty pass through your hands?. What took it's place?, and do you have any images you'd care to share that were taken with this lens?.

    I've never used Zeiss glass until recently with the Sony ZA. The ZM 85 sonnar was always a curiosity I never explored with my M8 but, If I were to ever pick up an M9 it would be top of my must try list.

    Looking forward to reading your comments on this lens.
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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maarten View Post
    I just came across that yesterday or the day before myself, heh. Looking forward to seeing how that Sonnar performs. I doubt I'd ever buy one (it's just too big and expensive) but I'm definitely intrigued.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Hi Eoin,

    I do have a number of lenses in this focal length, 75 Lux, 75 Cron, Nikkor 8.5cm, 90 AA, Fujinon 10cm, Contax 90mm G mount modified for M-mount, etc. The Sonnar is a very very sharp and a high contrast lens, and like the Rollei 80mm, I have enough sharp lenses and am willing to let this lens go because it is huge with the hood.

    Stephen

    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin View Post
    That's looking very nice Hacker. I see your were recently put an for sale advert up for this lens. Care to share why you chose to let this beauty pass through your hands?. What took it's place?, and do you have any images you'd care to share that were taken with this lens?.

    I've never used Zeiss glass until recently with the Sony ZA. The ZM 85 sonnar was always a curiosity I never explored with my M8 but, If I were to ever pick up an M9 it would be top of my must try list.

    Looking forward to reading your comments on this lens.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    I bought Zeiss 85 Sonnar from hacker and it's EXCELLENT on the M9:

    http://www.imagecraft.com/pub/PICS/southland2_010/

    Look at the 4th picture of the closeup of the waterfall.

    // richard

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    very nice separatoin

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Quote Originally Posted by richardman View Post
    I bought Zeiss 85 Sonnar from hacker and it's EXCELLENT on the M9:

    http://www.imagecraft.com/pub/PICS/southland2_010/

    Look at the 4th picture of the closeup of the waterfall.

    // richard
    I'm glad the lens went to someone who knows how to bring the best out of the lens. Very very nice portfolio.

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Hi everyone.
    Just two pictures for someone interested in the similarity between
    Sonnar 85/2 and Summicron 90/2 Apo, 100% crop,wide open, on my old M8.
    One on the left is with Summicron. Regards George

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    Re: M9 and the Zeiss 85/2 Sonnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Geortech View Post
    Hi everyone.
    Just two pictures for someone interested in the similarity between
    Sonnar 85/2 and Summicron 90/2 Apo, 100% crop,wide open, on my old M8.
    One on the left is with Summicron. Regards George
    I've often read that images made with Zeiss glass have a cooler look than the Leica glass. This pair of images really shows that well. On my screen the Leica is noticeably warmer. Thanks very much for sharing these images.

    Gary

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