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    Here is another 50P shot, a bit older. I am experimenting with aspect ratio, as you can see... this is 1.77:1, like many movies. Comments welcome.

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    An old, Norwegian warrior turned 89 the other day. Good excuse to take a photo
    The Zeiss 50/1.4 is a great portrait lens on m4/3.

    GH1 with Zeiss CY 50mm f/1.4


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    Here is another 80-200/4 shot, probably at f/5.6 or f/8:

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    Another 80-200/4, probably f/5.6:

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    Breaking the green only pattern.

    35-70/3.4 at 35mm, f/11 or f/16, S5 Pro, Hoya HD Polarizer, OOC JPG:


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    Hehe, I guess this photo isn't current though. Mine are.

    The Tiergarten season is coming to an end. Now there are people lying around on the grass all over the place, and it is almost impossible to get a clean shot. I am also more or less satisfied with what I have done, and will look for my next project.
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    Another Contax 80-200/4 shot:

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    Contax 80-200/4 during the rhododendron explosion a couple of weeks ago:

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    Another 80-200/4 in 16:9

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    Okay, my next project has to involve rust and bent metal I think LOL! I am not even a flower person. I am ODing here.
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    "Street" photography with the Contax 80-200/4:

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    GF-1 Contax Zeiss G 45mm Planar


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    GF-1 Contax Zeiss G 90mm Sonnar

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    Very nice portrait! Family?
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    Canon 5D MK11 Zeiss N24-85mm


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    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    Very nice portrait! Family?
    No, grab shot - got lucky I guess

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    I have just one Zeiss (so far), the 28/2.8 Distagon. I installed the Leitax Contax to EOS mount, and use in on both my 5DII and, with an EOS to m4/3 adapter, on my Panasonics.


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    This is my recently acquired set comprising Contax RX, 25mm, 50mm and 85mm. Still awaiting first films back from the lab. Also have the C/Y EOS adaptors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonSmith View Post
    I have just one Zeiss (so far), the 28/2.8 Distagon. I installed the Leitax Contax to EOS mount, and use in on both my 5DII and, with an EOS to m4/3 adapter, on my Panasonics.


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    I just started using the Zeiss ZK 28mm on my Pentax K-5.I also have the 18mm and the 50 Makro. I love the rendering of the new Zeiss lenses with the only problem being focus is difficult on the 28. However I am practicing and each day it gets better

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    That 28 Distagon always starts me thinking. That or the ZF.2 28/2. I am just not sure if I would enjoy a 35mm or 28mm more.

    Ray, that RTS kit looks great. I thought about getting an RTS on a few occasions, but am not really a 135 format film fan.
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    Something a little different. Contax 80-200/4:

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    Another rhododendron shot with the 80-200/4. I added only a single USM action before resizing and a single Smart Sharpen after the resizing was complete. This lens is sharp!

    Last edited by carstenw; 29th May 2011 at 02:57.
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    A less brash shot with the Contax 80-200/4:

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    Someone left a chair in Tiergarten. Within minutes, there were several photographers walking around it, looking for the perfect angle. I was unfortunately with family and just had time for one shot. The next day it was gone again. Contax 80-200/4:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeRay View Post
    This is my recently acquired set comprising Contax RX, 25mm, 50mm and 85mm. Still awaiting first films back from the lab. Also have the C/Y EOS adaptors.
    Lovely camera, isn't it? Did you buy the mint one at Fotofile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lovely camera, isn't it? Did you buy the mint one at Fotofile?
    No. Japan via eBay and mint.

    Very pleased with it especially focus confirmation.

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    Zeiss Contax G 28mm f/2.8 Biogon on an IR converted Lumix G1.

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    Very neat shot! Interesting and unexpected reflectances. Took me a while to notice the man
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    Very neat shot! Interesting and unexpected reflectances. Took me a while to notice the man
    Thank you Carsten. Your series of images taken in the Tiergarten are very nice and brought back pleasant memories of our visits to Berlin. We visited with my sister in-law a couple of years ago and enjoyed walking through the Tiergarten in the evening. She lives on Marburgerstr which is quite close to the Tiergarten.
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    Thank you! It has been really interesting for me to shoot these. I am not a landscape photographer, and have not really done anything worthwhile in that direction in the past. I am also not really a flower lover, at least not taking photos of them. Still, I did really enjoy making these photos, but I think it is coming to an end now. I might have another half dozen good ones left, which I just have to find and process, but then I will likely move on to something else.
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    Another Tiergarten shot, 50MP:

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    Carsten, your Tiergarten series is beautiful, but this last one is absolutely breathtaking

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    I agree with Jorgen on that last shot Carsten.

    Here's a couple of quick shots with my new Contax 80-200/4:




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    Thanks a lot guys!

    Cal, I see only broken image links. Do you see the images yourself? What does everyone else see?
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    I see them, but it seems that pBase only works intermittantly. Here's the link:
    http://www.pbase.com/vickery/contax_80_200

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    I see two flower shots on pbase. From the leaves at the bottom of shot 2, it looks like your copy is quite good. How do you find it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    I see two flower shots on pbase. From the leaves at the bottom of shot 2, it looks like your copy is quite good. How do you find it?
    I'm not sure what's up with pBase...I can only see one of the 4 shots I posted earlier in the thread. What hosting service are others using?

    I haven't used the 80-200 extensively yet, but I'm satisfied with what I'm seeing. The IQ isn't in the prime Zeiss league, but it does have the Zeiss look and the IQ is certainly very good. I've loaded up my Contax 167MT with some Ektar so I'm going to see how it and the 35-70 do with film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Zeiss Contax G 28mm f/2.8 Biogon on an IR converted Lumix G1.
    That's impressive!

    I found an annoying problem with the theme of this forum though: when reading a longer post, the red header "burns" into my retina, so when I scrolled down to looked at your B&W picture I saw this cyan/green bar in it, in the place where the red post header was before I scrolled down. Not really a problem with color pictures though.

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    Haha, I would also prefer just shades of grey, but they are photographers here, not professional system admins, so this kind of thing is of lower priority. I do believe that the software here supports different themes, so maybe someone with some knowledge of forum software could lend a hand and offer to help set it up?
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    Another Contax 80-200/4. I am slowly getting to the end of my folder of Tiergarten photos, and although I might go one or two more times, I am beginning to itch for something else, so hopefully within a couple of weeks I will start to post photos of a different nature, no pun intended.

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    Wow Carsten. Beautiful color and detail.


    NEX + CY28 ( Shot in JPG, minor process in PS)








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    Carsten, that last shot is absolutely jaw-dropping, breathtaking, wall-hanging stuff! Heartiest congratulations!

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    Wow, thank you! I personally find it okay, but not super-great, due to the too-close leaves in the top left, not enough in the foreground, and no great centre of attention, but my girlfriend walked by and also complimented me on it, so I guess there are at least two schools of thought.

    Philippe, I would like to thank you for pushing me in the direction of the ZF.2 35/1.4. After closely examining many of your photos with this lens, I am sold on it, and it is only a question of time before I buy one. I have a bit of money freed up as of next week (due to a sale which is tantamount to making a pact with the devil), and although I will buy a Leica 180 Cron first, once I decide between that and my Nikkor 200/2 VR, and sell one of them, I will probably use the money to get the 35/1.4.
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    Carsten, what really works so well for me is how my eyes go to a fro from the flowers to their refelction and back. It gives a sort of dreamy, fantasy dimension to the picture. Like something out of a Tim Burton movie. Everything looks normal and in place, but,somehow, you know that there is more to it, and that what you see is not the whole story. And, in this case, it is a positive feeling, not like in Stephen King novels.

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    Haha, very nice explanation. Do you write a blog or anything like that? You should, at least when inspiration strikes you!
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    I took the 5DII with just my 28/2.8 Distagon to the park today.


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    Nice shots!

    Now that is a lens that I am very curious about! It looks competent in all your shots, but in shot #2 and the last two shots, I get a hint of very nice rendering. How do you find it?

    Unusual park, btw. Is there a swamp in it?
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    Thank you Carsten. I see what you mean about the rendering in those three shots. Can't quite describe it, but there's something about it that stands out.

    I like the 28 quite well and also use it on my m4/3 Panasonics.

    I'm considering getting another Zeiss ... perhaps an 85.


    And parts of the lake there are a bit swampy. This is where I get most of my heron and egret photos.
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    Ah, I get Great Blue Herons around Berlin, but not Egrets. Too bad, beautiful birds.

    Yes, there is something very subtle and harmonious about the boke in some of the shots I have seen with it. How do you find it in the corners, and for CA in high-contrast situations?

    The 85/1.4 is a neat lens, but suffers from quite dramatic focus shift, so if you shoot a lot around f/2-f/5.6, you will probably want to focus stopped down. It has beautiful rendering though.
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    Ron,

    Those are great shots with CY 28.

    CY28 NEX5


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    Great thing about CY28 2.8 for me, is its size. It is tiny ! For rendition, in comparison to ZF series, it feels like there is a slight blue-ish rendering. However, with NEX, I can't quit compare as they are completely different style cameras. One other thing with CY28 is its strong ( say compare to 35 ) field curvature, which seems to help render volumetric subject very strongly. Not so with planar subjects.

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