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    Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    I'm interested in the 85mm ZA f1.4 for either a NEX 5N or A65 (that I also am looking into). I've looked on Flickr and looked at other places but a lot of the images are less than stellar. I figured there HAS to be some here.

    So..if anyone here has some extraordinary examples that show off this lens' capability I'd love to see them. I'm particularly interested in its bokeh capability.

    Also any impressive shots with the ZA 16-80 would be great too!

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    Re: Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    Peter: "Stellar" is or course relative. The 85mm ZA f/1.4 is really a great lens.

    Here's a couple with the SLT-A77:





    And, a couple with the NEX-5N:





    I've got the ZA 16-80, but haven't shot anything with it.

    Cheers, Matt


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    Re: Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    Peter, I am away from my studio right now so can't send you any, but rest assured this is the equal of any other Zeiss tele. I sold a perfect 135/2 and replaced it with this—same IQ, for me at least, and a much handier length in the studio.

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    Re: Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    Peter, I am away from my studio right now so can't send you any, but rest assured this is the equal of any other Zeiss tele. I sold a perfect 135/1.8 and replaced it with this—same IQ, for me at least, and a much handier length in the studio. I use mine on the A850.
    Last edited by kit laughlin; 3rd November 2011 at 12:13. Reason: forgot the max. aperture of the 135!

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    Re: Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    I took this at f2 on the A900. The camera was actually hanging around my neck, and I blindly shot and got lucky, so that's why the subject is so oriented in the center of the frame. I'd probably crop it for display, but I wanted to show you the whole frame, since you're curious about the lens.


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    Re: Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    Perhaps not superb but some shots I enjoyed taking with the ZA 85


    _DSC2641.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


    _DSC2608.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


    _DSC2108.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


    Hot Shells by jaetography, on Flickr


    _DSC3442.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


    _DSC4818.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


    _DSC1684.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


    Some Stitched shots:


    Bokeh Panorama of New York Public Library Room by jaetography, on Flickr


    3 Shot Panorama by jaetography, on Flickr

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    Re: Looking for superb ZA 85mm examples

    FlypenFly: Excellent work!

    Cheers, Matt

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