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    Going from 24-70 to 35

    I have decided to move to primes and put the 24-70 up for sale. Even though the 24-70 is better than the 35 prime at 35mm, I much prefer to carry a smaller lens.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Please post about it when you get it. I am thinking about getting the 35G as well, I will keep the zeiss zoom tough.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Unfortunately, the 35G is a speciality lens, and does not really to correspond to the 35 setting on the 24-70. If I shot weddings and portraits, it would be an obvious choice. Still waiting for Sony to fill the wide-angles gap with 1-2 Zeiss lenses.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Jorge,

    Why not Zeiss ZS 35? Do you need AF?

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    i dont need the AF but i dont want stop down metering either.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    I've been considering selling my 24-70, too, because I'm enjoying shooting only with 50mm lenses. I've got the Sony 50, and I'm loading up on m42 50s, but I'm still hoping for a ZA 50. Marc has mentioned the ZF 50mm bokeh, which some think is unfavorable, but I don't mind it. Plus, a ZA design may be totally different than the ZF version a la the ZA 85. The Sony 50 is actually pretty good, although it doesn't quite have that Zeiss "pop."

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    The Sony 50 is actually pretty good, although it doesn't quite have that Zeiss "pop."
    So you might (in addition) consider the 2.8/50 macro?! Certainly not that fast but "pop" wide open. Great lens!

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Thanks. I've considered it, but when I say "pop," I'm referring to the Zeiss drawing style, which I've yet to see in any Sony/Minolta lenses. Plus, I do a lot of shooting at f2. My next lens will probably be the ZS 5mm.

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    PM sent

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Jorge, you should look into finding a Minolta 35mm f2. It is supposedly great.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Jorge, you should look into finding a Minolta 35mm f2. It is supposedly great.
    I keep hearing about this lens, but have not seen one. Any leads?

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    I wish

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    Hi , I returned it to store the day after , it's great but too heavy . I changed it for a ZC 80 1.4 and a Sony 50 1.4 . for specific shots and then found a min af 35 70 f4 for travel and general and I am very happy .

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    All the Zeiss ZA offerings have been relatively large and heavy to date, not that it is an issue for me.
    I have my new Rokkor 58 f:/1.2 which I converted with a M42 chipped adapter. Seems very nice, I can stop down to f:/5.6 without too much difficulty in the view finder. Interesting lens for a bit of fun.
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    There was one occasional I went for a wedding of my cousin, a photographer too, carrying only the Son 50/1.4, 85/1.4 and a 20/2.8. At that particular moment I wish I had brought a zoom instead.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Here's hoping for at least one fast prime wide angle from Zeiss. The ZF 28/2 is pretty darnded good and something like that in AF would be most welcome. f/1.4 would be even better

    Not really interested in stopping down either. Been there done that, and for my work it's too slow. Not since the Contax N Digital have there been a nice selection of Zeiss design auto focus/auto aperture lenses. But even after years on the market, there were no fast AF wide angles in the N system either ... so I don't have high hopes.

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    The primes closer to "Zeiss look" in Minolta system are 28mm f2 and 35mm f2 but you have to be lucky to find them...

    This is a shots from 35mm f2 @f2


    A brilliant lens.

    These from 28mm f2 RS, one of the sharpest lenses ever made.





    With A900 I sold 35mm f2 and kept 28mm f2.

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    Another 35mm f2 shot @f8 and its crisp slide look


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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo7780 View Post
    The primes closer to "Zeiss look" in Minolta system are 28mm f2 and 35mm f2 but you have to be lucky to find them...
    There is a 28mm f/2 on the UK eBay right now. Looks like it is not the (RS) ReStyled version with rounded aperture blades, but the optical formula is the same.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Minolta-AF-28-...3A1%7C294%3A50

    I made the first bid at the starting price point, but I don't intend to bid it up further since I haven't got any Alpha body ... yet
    You can give it a try and bid on it if you would like to get one of those f/2 wide angle primes. For images see post # 17.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Jorge
    Interested if you got the 35 as of yet? I have been looking at this lens as well.
    Joe

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    i thinkby next week i will haveit. i already sold the zoom, so hang tight. will post asap.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    No hurry. Not at the price they want for the lens,LOL.
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    Jorge,
    Cant wait to hear about the 35mm. I love the 24-70 and a900. Thanks again.
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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo7780 View Post
    The primes closer to "Zeiss look" in Minolta system are 28mm f2 and 35mm f2 but you have to be lucky to find them...

    This is a shots from 35mm f2 @f2


    A brilliant lens.

    These from 28mm f2 RS, one of the sharpest lenses ever made.





    With A900 I sold 35mm f2 and kept 28mm f2.
    Is the Minolta MD 28 f2 the same optical formula as the newer AF versions?
    Looks like they are all 9 elements/9 groups.
    Just bought a MD 28 f2 to convert for my 1ds3 for about $200.It will keep my Minolta Rokkor 58 1.2's company, another great Minolta lens from the past.

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    Yes is the same formula, latest MD MF lenses (non Rokkor) and first AF series share optical formulas.

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    Re: Going from 24-70 to 35

    So who got the Minolta AF 2/28mm from the UK eBay ?
    I hope it was a member so that we will see some more nice pictures from that excellent wide angle prime here on the GetDPI Sony board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo7780 View Post
    Yes is the same formula, latest MD MF lenses (non Rokkor) and first AF series share optical formulas.
    Cool! Thanks for the info. This lens has a floating element good for up close focusing, so I look forward to seeing what it can do as a wide angle portrait lens. Love your B&W portrait shot with the 35 f2.

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