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    Anyone using the Sony DSLR with Zeiss AF lenses?

    Not long ago I held a Sony 700 something with a 135/1.8 and the lens was amazing. Best build quality like I had ever seen before ... puts Canon to shame.

    Has anyone actually shot with this camera and any Zeiss lenses? The 85/1.4 and 24-70/2.8 also looks amazing.

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    Re: Anyone using the Sony DSLR with Zeiss AF lenses?

    I've tried the 135/1.8 too, but only for a couple of hours, and like you, I was truly amazed. What I've seen from that lens later has mostly been very good, also when used with the cheapest bodies. But changing systems is expensive, not least with the prices of those Zeiss lenses and nothing on the second-hand market.

    But if I started from scratch...

    Oh, and btw., have a look at the new 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G. Big and heavy, but a really wonderful lens too.

    There's a Dutch guy (I think), who has posted some lovely portraits taken in India with an A100 and the 135/1.8 on pbase:

    http://www.pbase.com/image/78919639
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    Re: Anyone using the Sony DSLR with Zeiss AF lenses?

    I remembered this from the review at DPReview....even though it is a negative they were still favorable to the camera....

    My primary gripes were around a couple of questionable decisions; firstly that RAW files already have noise reduction applied to them, this in effect means that the photographer can't treat RAW as the 'digital negative'. This subsequently removes the ability to successfully apply any third party noise reduction method (either now or in the future) or to make his or her own decisions about the balance between noise and NR. I understand that this is because a certain amount of noise reduction occurs very early in the image pipeline (at or around the sensor) but why that can't be simply disabled by choice is a curious to say the least.

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