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    Re: 28mm F2 : first sample pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by jfirneno View Post
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    That is great to hear. I've got a pre-order for the 28mm and the 35mm. Can't wait to see any other photos you care to share from either of these lenses.
    I'll have some time to post more on Sunday.

    Both lenses are really wonderful. The 35mm has almost a perfect balance of resolving power in the center and a nice transition to and render of OOF areas.

    I did some quick and dirty comparison shots last night between the A-mount 35/1.4 G and the FE Zeiss. The G is often maligned for its resolving power (I've had a couple unimpressive copies but my latest is quite sharp) but almost universally respected for its bokeh. The Zeiss is better at both.

    The Zeiss is also lighter compared to the 35g (one of the smallest DSLR 35/1.4 lenses) and LAEA-4 adapter and I swear it balances remarkably well. AF is swift and accurate - much better than anything on the LAEA-4 in low light.

    The 28mm is very punchy. Sharp and with tremendous color transmission.

    Gotta run. More soon.

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    Okay I'm almost sold on the New Zeiss 35 1.4 . I preordered way back when on announcement. Keep feeding me more. I'm really after this lens big time
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    My big question for the ZA 35/1.4 is whether it can perform at infinity. Looking at dpreview aperture series, the lens has a noticeable dip in mid-frame that couldn't resolve even at f/11. Otherwise, this thing is stellar so far.

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    You can check the samples in excellent ZM 35mm 1.4 review done by Viktor:
    Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 ZM Review | Viktor's photo blog

    From shots that I have seen, ZM distagon is much better on M or mod'd A7's...

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    How does that fare on your A7 cams, Ario? TIA!
    Also very detailed FE 28mm review
    SLR Club - SONY FE 28mm F2.0 Review
    Last edited by serhan; 20th March 2015 at 19:34.

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    Since it looks like the discussion in this thread has turned to 35mm...here is one from tonight on the A7s with the Zeiss FE 35/1.4

    Outdoor at dusk, lit from an interior window

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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    Since it looks like the discussion in this thread has turned to 35mm...here is one from tonight on the A7s with the Zeiss FE 35/1.4

    Outdoor at dusk, lit from an interior window

    Oh yeah, that's why I wanted the f/1.4. There are gonna be a lot of great portrait and street shots with this lens. It's a steep price but for a lot of people it's a must have.
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    Re: 28mm F2 : first sample pictures

    Some more sample photos from the new FE 28/2. It is exceedingly sharp, IMO has excellent bokeh for a 28mm, strong color transmission, is compact and quick to focus. Downside is a bit of distortion that will likely be tamed by profile. Quickly becoming a favorite.

































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    It does have some nice bokeh for a wide that's really nice.

    Dang it I may have to get one now. Why one big reason outside a nice lens. It's the fastest and widest FE AF capable lens. That alone is a good reason plus the bonus it's not a lot of money to scrape up for a lot of us.
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    Interesting Im processing a gig I did over the weekend where I shot the 16-35 as my primary to do this grip and grin stuff and almost every frame is the 28mm setting or 35mm . I may just get this lens since its two stops of better AF focusing in this low light stuff.
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    Re: 28mm F2 : first sample pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    . That alone is a good reason plus the bonus it's not a lot of money to scrape up for a lot of us.
    It is cheaper than the Metabones adapter (here)!

    The downsides are:

    1. No pouch with the lens.
    2. No blue label on the lens.
    3. Besides the distortion there is some CA.

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    Yea for a PR lens outside the distortion it won't matter to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Yea for a PR lens outside the distortion it won't matter to me.
    Or once the distortion is corrected. I think Adobe put out the profiles last week.
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    Re: 28mm F2 : first sample pictures

    The Sony FE 28/2 is also a tad shorter than the blue labelled E 24/1.8 and a lot lighter. Comes in a very small box as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    Or once the distortion is corrected. I think Adobe put out the profiles last week.
    Yes, they are out for Photoshop but nothing for LR yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    Yes, they are out for Photoshop but nothing for LR yet.
    Gotcha... I saw them out for Bridge as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    Yes, they are out for Photoshop but nothing for LR yet.
    Can't you just copy the lens profile (the .lcp file) over to the right directory so lightroom sees it?

    @ Vivek, do you use Adobe Lightroom and if yes does it take care of the CA? I find on most but not all lenses it works pretty good.
    Btw, not having a blue label doesn't really matter, does it?
    And no pouch keeps the price down as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post

    @ Vivek, do you use Adobe Lightroom and if yes does it take care of the CA? I find on most but not all lenses it works pretty good.
    Btw, not having a blue label doesn't really matter, does it?
    And no pouch keeps the price down as well.
    No, the pesky ones (like in the first shot I posted) can not be corrected (LR). BTW, the blue labelled E 24/1.8 also has CA.

    I have no knowledge if the pouch or a label adds to to the price tag. It is all wild speculations floating around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Yea for a PR lens outside the distortion it won't matter to me.
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    How is the 16-35 zoom like at 28mm in terms of distortion?
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    Well the 28mm on the 16-35 is actually pretty good not tested each against other but I would say the zoom is better at it. This 28mm I can see from what has been posted it is a little on the heavy side. Now i kind of expect this given its a fairly inexpensive lens and to really fix distortion in the lens design they usually add more elements to the design to correct it but given the low cost on these like many other less expensive lenses you will see more distortion but if we have nice profiles for LR and C! than it really should not be a big issue.

    The good news on this lens which we end users can't fix is across the field sharpness but distortion and CA if any is up to us in post at least the lens gets us to a good spot being sharp with good color and things like that. This lens looks very promising to have for 450 dollars. Im actually a little surprised at the low cost given what we are seeing from it.

    BTW thanks to the members here for posting images for all of us. We love having trail blazers on the forum, it helps others.
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    Re: 28mm F2 : first sample pictures

    Here is a quick snap with the 16-35/4 at 28mm.

    No Correction:


    With Correction:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    Here is a quick snap with the 16-35/4 at 28mm.

    No Correction:


    With Correction:


    --Matt
    Yea not so bad at all but there. I tend to think the 28mm is more for sure.

    The big plus here over the 16-35 is not the quality of file its the 2 stops at least for my kind of need.
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    Thanks Matt for posting that , Perfect example for sure
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    Yeah, the zoom is not for bokeh, and needs high ISO for low light. The f/2 prime looks great!

    I have on loan a Minolta 28/2, and I'll try to get some pictures up with it, although a direct comparison with the new Sony is beyond me. But I can compare the Minolta to the FE 16-35/4 at 28mm. Two out-the-window landscapes and crop comparisons
    are here. At first glance, the Minolta has less distortion than the zoom.

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    I added a few more comparisons of the Minolta 28/2 to the Sony 16-35/4 @ 28mm. The prime does distort less near the corners - seemingly even if corrections are applied. At f/2, there is some CA and smearing in the corners, but by f/5.6, the prime is as good or better than the zoom. I hope someone soon gets to compare the new Sony 28/2 with the Minolta!

    Link to Sony Zoom - Minolta Prime comparisons.

    I don't want to hijack a thread dedicated to the Sony 28/2, so I'll post some examples with the Minolta are over in the Fun With A7... thread.

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    Re: 28mm F2 : first sample pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    I added a few more comparisons of the Minolta 28/2 to the Sony 16-35/4 @ 28mm. The prime does distort less near the corners - seemingly even if corrections are applied. At f/2, there is some CA and smearing in the corners, but by f/5.6, the prime is as good or better than the zoom. I hope someone soon gets to compare the new Sony 28/2 with the Minolta!

    Link to Sony Zoom - Minolta Prime comparisons.

    I don't want to hijack a thread dedicated to the Sony 28/2, so I'll post some examples with the Minolta are over in the Fun With A7... thread.

    --Matt
    For me, as long as we are speaking of 28mm lenses it is all on the topic. When the discussion turned about the 35mm even if it was a Sony, I found that a stretch.. But it is nice to be able to compare the different alternative existing at 28mm.

    As for the example shown by Vivek, I liked the contrast between the red and blue cold light in the background. But I got the feeling that the woman's face was quite distorted (stretched toward the left upper corner). However I wasn't there, so I can't tell how much is due to distorsion (or distorsion correction) and how much corresponds to the woman's shape. Neither whether she was as fat as she looks if whether this is due to her position near the edge of the frame.

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    Annna, New lens or not, it is very uncouth to analyze a subject, especially a woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Annna, New lens or not, it is very uncouth to analyze a subject, especially a woman.
    ?????

    It isn't a discussion of the woman. It is a question concerning the distorsion caused by the 28mm. At most a question concerning whether the photographer should have positionned her elsewhere in the frame. You don't want to answer concerning the distorsion.. OK, keep the answer for you.

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    I can use many choice descriptors but I will not.

    If you have criticism about me (photographer) that is very welcome. Please avoid using any characterizations of the subjects in my photos. It is not a demand but a very polite and civil request.

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    Never mind ... found it!
    A7II, FE 35, 55 C/Y 18, 28, 85, 100, 28-85

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    Thanks Matt for the comparison tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin View Post
    Never mind ... found it!
    I looked back in this thread and didn't see what you were looking for. What was it?
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    Well this lens just changed my order for the 35 1.4 . I figured get this 28mm for the AF PR stuff and for 35mm I just ordered the Loxia 35mm F2. Given the manual focus abilities I can still use it for PR but more my all around body cap. I don't mind having manual focus at all. I may order its 50mm bother too.

    What this would give me as I said before the widest AF lens in the F2 over my 16-35 which I do run into low light issues. The 35 1.4 if I change my mind I can get down the road.

    Hard choices but dropping 1700 on the 35 1.4 right now when I can get basically two lenses just makes more sense. I hate being logical. Lol

    Good news I can always slap the 28 f2 into crop mode. I do that stuff a lot on PR gigs. I rarely need a big file for it.
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    Btw this is why these threads work for us. Is we get to see what something does and how it makes good buying decision. So thanks to the posters of this lens it helped me decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Hard choices but dropping 1700 on the 35 1.4 right now when I can get basically two lenses just makes more sense. I hate being logical. Lol
    You wouldn't believe it- it is only 1399 Euros (and available) here!

    OK, scratch that! They changed the figures in a day and it is now 1699 Euros.

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    Lol yea it's not a inexpensive lens. I figure I can always get one down the road if I don't like the Loxia. Which from what I have seen it looks pretty nice. If the Mitakon sells I may just jump on the Loxia 50mm. I like the Loxias mechanics or better said the build and focusing.
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    The Loxia's are all supposed to have a common 52mm filter size and 180 degree focus throw between all 5 as well. Which will probably mean smaller apertures on the wide and telephoto sides if that's the case still.

    I can't lie about the 50 Loxia being very tempting though.
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    I always liked Zeiss glass and had them in many variations . I like the color saturation, contrast and mostly like the build quality. One more important thing is I never meet a Zeiss lens I could not manually focus very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    The Loxia's are all supposed to have a common 52mm filter size and 180 degree focus throw between all 5 as well. Which will probably mean smaller apertures on the wide and telephoto sides if that's the case still.
    If they stick to their old ways, yes. Given the Sony FE 28/2 is only 49mm filter with excellent AF, they should be able to make f/2 primes (wide and tele) with 46mm filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    If they stick to their old ways, yes. Given the Sony FE 28/2 is only 49mm filter with excellent AF, they should be able to make f/2 primes (wide and tele) with 46mm filter.
    True but the 55FE also has a 49mm filter thread and f/1.8 aperture. The 35/2.8 may as well but I've sold mine some time ago because it was too slow and sterile for me.

    Perhaps you're correct though and I can live with f/2 (or even f/2.5 if it performs well wide open) lenses. I won't buy many lenses slower than that personally except for special uses like the f/4 zooms or T/S if they ever come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I always liked Zeiss glass and had them in many variations . I like the color saturation, contrast and mostly like the build quality. One more important thing is I never meet a Zeiss lens I could not manually focus very well.
    Yeah. The ZM50 Planar and the Leica 35 Cron ASPH were my favorite 2 lenses in the M and I even owned the 50 Lux ASPH FLE. I actually preferred the rendering of the 50/1.5 C-Sonnar to the 50 Lux but didn't wanna deal with focus shift on an M. So I tend to agree with you that when Zeiss gets it right then they make some of the best lenses out there on any system. I'm hoping for a 21 or 25 and maybe something in the 75-100 range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    The 35/2.8 may as well but I've sold mine some time ago because it was too slow and sterile for me.
    Good call!

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    I did not get along with the 35 2.8 either. Some like it but it just did not blend well with me.

    One thing I'm trying to do here is get native glass. Now I have the 16-35, 35 f2 , Mitikan 50 all in the same FE mount. I love the Za851.4 A lens but I'm have thoughts of a Leica 90mm sell the 851.4 and getting the 70-200 zoom as well. Gives me a full set of FE glass. Than I have a creative set for other things.

    Forgot to add the 28 f2 which I will order now. I do that than I could just glue the Lae4 to my Minolta 200mm. The 85 and adapter is a very slow AF lens. The reality is I shoot it mostly in manual mode
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    Yeah me either. I thought it was me but I tried other copies and pretty much came away with the same feeling - it's not offensive in rendering and I'd go so far to say that it's very good in good light... I just can't afford to stop down to get acceptable (to my taste) results in lower light where I'm already shooting ISO 800-3200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Good call!
    Yeah but I do still love the 55FE... This lens actually got me thinking about getting it as a lighter walk around pair for daytime shots. The 35 Distagon is already on order but this may pair well with the 55. Glad to read the 28 doesn't exhibit IR hotspots as well.
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    Glad to read the 28 doesn't exhibit IR hotspots as well.
    I can confirm it. Shot with a NEX-C3 (that is the converted one I had at hand), Heliopan RG780. Shot well stopped down to check for spots. Also, no distortion corrections were applied (APS-C).

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    Vivek nice shot. I pulled your image down just to see what kind of distortion is going on and it looks to be fairly simple barrel which is a easy fix.

    In PS here was the correction.



    Than crop in to get it in proper look and I say it looks dang good. Look how nice and straight your building is on the right and the little building on the left.



    Hope you don't mind me working your image but was very curious on the distortion front.
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    No worries, Guy.

    Yeah, simple barrel (in full frame as well).

    Hope you get your hands on one of these soon.
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    Thanks me too. It will be a very handy lens to have in the bag. There saying May 5th but maybe I will do the Asia routine as I could get it sooner
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    Yeah... decisions... Maybe if I sell the Sigma Art I could fund this... I don't REALLY need 2 fast 35's.
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    I also would like to invest in some loxia, 28mm, etc but with the Sony next to come new bodies I just don't know. Imagine the new pro body is near perfect but in FA mount !
    Most of us will be teased by an Exmor 50mp with strong AF and mirrorless pro body...
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