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    Zeiss 85MM 1.4 ZF.2

    I have had a couple of Zeiss ZF lenses in the past, but I sold them because the lack of a CPU made them annoying to work with. This past week I took delivery of the ZF.2 and it is a great improvement. Still non AF - which I prefer- but now full exif data and aperture or shutter preference modes. Very sweet. I can also recommend a shop in Burke, Virginia, Photocraft, that sells Zeiss at better than usual prices. I'll post some images soon.

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    Re: Zeiss 85MM 1.4 ZF.2

    Have been thinking of the Zeiss for some time, but the thought of the newer version of the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens keeps holding me back.

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    Re: Zeiss 85MM 1.4 ZF.2

    Aboud: Where are those photos you promised?

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    The Zeiss Planar ZF 85mm f/1.4 is one of the few all-time lens classics.If you are using a D1 series, D2 series, or D200, and you are shooting static subjects, then the Zeiss is probably the better lens.Its build with full of metal.As my view it is the best lens.

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    Re: Zeiss 85MM 1.4 ZF.2

    Totally screwed up here with everything from shooting at f2.8 to forgetting tripod etc .. However, it still turned out ok.


    www.ZeissImages.com

    One of same subject but not pano with the 16-35
    http://www.zeissimages.com/showphoto.php?photoid=3721

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    Re: Zeiss 85MM 1.4 ZF.2

    This was supposed to go in the sony forum. sorry.

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    The only thing i like, being the owner of a pre ZF, Zeiss 85/1.4 Planar, is that while reasonably sharp at f1.4 and f2 at f2.8 it undergoes a huge change and becomes sharper.

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