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    28 ZF ANYBODY?

    If you own this lens kindly give us some of your thought. Sample images will be appreciated.

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Got the answer from the other ZEISS 100 MM thread. Thanks.

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Mine will be here Monday
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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Mine will be here Monday
    I kinda got the feeling from another thread you'd do it Guy! let us know how it works out for you - I might be interested in this as well; this, and more than this the 85 f1.4, are the only two ZF I am interested in after ruling out the 100 (magnification just 1:2, while the Nikkor 105 VR goes to 1:1)...
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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Mine will be here shortly after it arrives to David at Dale Labs. I am very anxious to see the differences between this and the 24-70 2.8. May be the 24-70 is all you need.

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    The two major differences between the 25 f/2.8 and 28 f/2 are:

    1) the one stop speed advantage of the 28

    2) the close focusing ability of the 25. The 25 will focus down to about 2", resulting in a 1:2.5 reproduction ratio. So, basically it is a wide-angle macro.

    I'll definitely be taking a closer look at how both of these wides perform on the D3. They are close in FOV covered, but may be different enough to warrant carrying both.

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    The Sharpest SLR Lenses we’ve ever Tested. Take a look.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=85

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Quote Originally Posted by tph3723 View Post
    The Sharpest SLR Lenses we’ve ever Tested. Take a look. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=85
    Is it me or are there no 28/2 pics in your link?

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    The statement says "The new ZEISS ZF lenses " so I thougt the 28 is included. Sorry about that if it was off topic. Anyway, the initial thread was " Do you think Leica lenses outperform the top end lenses from Nikon/Canon/Minolta? " And here's the whole 7 pages thread if anybody is interested. Again my mistake and I am sorry.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2839

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    tph, Ray has some very informative and useful comments about his ZF 2/28mm in comparison with ZF 2.8/25mm and the 2/35mm as well, in his posts #181 and #184 in the "D3/D300 Illustrated" thread:
    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showth...7984#post17984

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Thank you very much Steen. I will take a look on that thread.

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    Re: 28 ZF ANYBODY?

    Note that the URL and the reference to the 25mm lens is the ZM version, not the ZF (so rangefinder version). The ZF 25/2.8 has a strong curvature of field that makes flat test chart images look soft in the corners (and why some kinds of test on FF note that corners can be soft) but in real word images this is not a problem (unless you are shooting brick walls). In Lloyd Chambers excellent paid review of the ZF range, he described the ZF 25 as a lens with personality. Good call, I think.

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