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    Re: Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion

    Another three ZF.2 28/2 shots, wide open, from last weekend's excursion to Spreewald with a photo buddy:





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    Zeiss 28/2.8 Distagon on 5DII


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    Great tonality in that first shot, Ron. Is that the Contax-mount lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    Great tonality in that first shot, Ron. Is that the Contax-mount lens?
    Thanks Carsten! Yes, it's a Contax 28. I installed a Leitax EOS mount on it.
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    Long anticipated, but finally formally introduced: new 25mm f2.0 Distagon in ZF.2 and ZE mounts. Interesting for Zeiss the use of two aspheric surfaces in a prime lens. Details here.

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    Yes, that looks interesting! It would take a fair amount for me to swap my 28/2 for a 25/2 though, so at this point my interest is more academic, however.
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    On loan to me- probably the first Zeiss lens made for a Leica.



    Wide-open at F1.5.



    from a small test batch of lenses made in 1933.
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    Another couple of ZF.2 28/2 shots, taken on consecutive evenings, both at f/5.6 and ISO 3200. Gotta love that D3. This is the view from my office. Unfortunately, I will probably be moving down to a lower floor at some point in the not too distant future.



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    Those are great, Carsten! You should be able to get eye-level shots of the train after you move downstairs.

    Here are some from this past weekend, again with my CZ 28/2.8 ...


    20111030 a081 by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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    I wanted to post a few CZ-taken photos here from my pc but couldn't get it going...they are about 4mb tif files...I tried the manage attachments then browse from my pc but nothing seemed to load up...appreciate a little assistance as I'm not at all digital savvy. Thanks,
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    I would change the resolution to about 900 on the long side, the colour space to sRGB, and the file format to JPG, and then retry. TIFFs are huge.
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    Thanks Ron, although I think I will get wheel-level shots, and they will be cropped somewhat by the edge of the tracks, not so interesting. The building will stick up a little bit, I think. Really not the same.

    I like that second shot a lot!
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    Thanks Carsten
    I haven't more than a few photos digitalised from my (mostly) Zeiss lenses, and I haven't any extra programs yet to play with digital files other than what is packaged in windows vista, as yet still awed by chromes on a lightbox under Pentax x5.5 loupe (probably start learning something in next year or so).
    Here are a few from the 'blad straight off the film scanned cheaply at dev time...PP=0 intentions to post them are for critique and hints from artistic and tech pov.
    1st is my 2yo with 120/4 makro-planar cfi in 2010 (?delta 400);
    2,3 & 4 with biogon 38/4.5 cf on swc903 in 2006 (velvia 100).

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    The horizon falling off on rhs of 4 is an illusion, ie the ground rolls away...the rock line itself is the horizon line

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    Beautiful shots! I love the perspective of that 38mm, and I am a sucker for kid shots
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    Thank you...btw I just had a read of something lloyd chambers has to say about the new ZE 25/2 on his site, he has one, and it's quite superlative...this fl has long been my favourite wide in 35mm photog, and I have had 4 previous C/Y copies over the years on RTS II & III...I am still quandering(?) about a return to 35mm slr, now digital, or to slide down the mfdb route with my present C645...I have noticed you are/were into the C645 also...do you think the current or possibly next gen dslrs wielding Zx are or will be good enough to make satisfying 60x90cm ish enlargements?

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    Lloyd Chambers is a bit unreliable with his praise. This lens appears to have weak extreme corners, like the 25/2.8 and 28/2 before it (I own the 28/2, great lens), and the 25/2.8 was also extremely sharp. Both have mustache distortion, the 25/2.8 about 2.3% max, and the 25/2 2% max. The old 25 already had great colour and contrast, and could focus closer, with somewhat messier corners. The main advancement of the new lens is improved CA, and a secondary aspect is the somewhat better corners. Considering that the old lens can often be found for 500 Euro used but in perfect shape, and the new one costs 1500 Euro or so, I think this lens is not really worth it. I picked up my ZF.2 28/2 for about half of this lens, and it is perfect with the packaging and everything, and is a great lens.

    In summary, it is undoubtedly better than the old 25, but the price more than compensates for that, and we are into diminishing returns territory. I think Lloyd Chambers is fair on the old lens, but too easy on the new lens. I personally wish that Zeiss would make certain lenses 5% larger and fix those corners (25/2, 25/2.8, 28/2, 50/2MP).

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    Of course, if I had lots of money, I would love another MFDB, and were money more plentiful in my life, I would pick the P45+, and if it were much more plentiful, I would choose either Leaf Aptus-II 12, P65+ or IQ 180, the important thing being the full frame sensor.
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    Ron -- I love the shots with your Contax Zeiss 28mm, both the B&W and color. Lots of terrific work on your Flickr Photostream....I look forward to seeing your images on a regular basis now.

    The many excellent images here inspired me to take the Hasselblad out recently. This photo was taken with with the 60mm CFi lens on Velvia 100.

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    Thanks Gary! I love that 28 and am thinking of getting another Zeiss, maybe an 85.
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    here is a 1953 CZJ Tessar T* 50/2.8 on a pentax KX ( m42 mount)






    Contax Zeiss Planar T* 85/1.4 on a Canon rebelXT




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    I'm going to guess that this is now the oldest factory coated lens in Leica Mount.


    coated_sonnar_m9 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    It is a 1936 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 Sonnar from a test batch of coated lenses.


    czjsonnar_sn190_5 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    Originally in Contax RF mount, converted to Leica mount using a 60 year old Jupiter-3 mount. (J-3 had bad glass). It is "convertible" now, unscrews from one and back into the other mount.

    And the coating is near perfect- glad to report successful life-test for coated optics.

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    Very nice lens!
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    First shots back from a walk in the neighborhood with the newly converted lens:

    1936 CZJ Sonnar 5cm F1.5, wide-open on the M9.


    grass1_f15 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr


    leaf1_f15 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    And at F4:


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    leaf1_f4 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    I'm always amazed by the images from these 75 year old lenses.

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    Beautiful rendering from the old Sonnar. Dreamy wide open and sharpens up nicely when stopped down to f/4.
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    First shots back from a walk in the neighborhood with the newly converted lens:

    1936 CZJ Sonnar 5cm F1.5, wide-open on the M9.


    grass1_f15 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr


    leaf1_f15 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    And at F4:


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    I'm always amazed by the images from these 75 year old lenses.

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    Thankyou, Cindy.

    Another walk this morning after the Fog lifted.

    Wide-open at F1.5 on the M9:


    leaf1_f15 by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    100% crop. This conversion of this lens to Leica Mount came out quite good.


    leaf1_f15crop by zeiss_sonnar, on Flickr

    Focus is on the Drop of water on the end of the Leaf. "Sparkly Thing"

    And of course, my favorite Model. F1.5 and 1/30th.


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    I especially like the photo of your favorite 7th grader.

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    Carsten, I have to agree with you on Lloyd Chambers, but not necessarily the way you think. When the Z* 35 f:1.4 came out, he was very vocal about there being "haze" wide open, which essentially made such shots useless. I bought the lens anyhow, found this not to be so. When I queried him, he waffled and said that this was "reduced contrast", and nothing else. Now he has just posted an addition, saying that the lens is actually sharp wide open, but only if you are very, very careful about focusing, pretty much the way he is. I was about to resubscribe, and now feel leess inclined...

    From my end, Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto, with ZM 18 on NEX 5N

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    28/2.8 Distagon

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    85/2.8 Sonnar

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    Brian, I can't see your shots any longer?

    Philippe, I am also not so impressed with his reporting in recent times, and probably will not resubscribe a third time.

    Three recent shots from Meilenwerk, all 100MP:





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    Love your first pic, Carsten, but the second one is even more to my liking! Great work! Great wheels, too!

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    Thanks, Philippe! Funny, I think I like the third one the best, for the story it tells.
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    For some time I have been following this interesting thread and would like to contribute a little.

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    Because of this thread I started to look more seriously into C/Y Zeiss lenses and bought, as a prelude to a NEX-7, the Zeiss 35-70/3.4 and the 80-200/4 zooms.
    I think this could be a beautiful zoom kit for the NEX.

    I do already own some Zeiss lenses in Contax mount; the 2 50thies and 35/2.8 and quiet a lot of Jena Zeiss lenses.

    Here is a shot with the long zoom on the GH2. This is on full zoom, very far away, remember it is like a 400 on M4/3.

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    Carl Zeiss Planar 1.4/50mm ZF




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    A reflected UV capture on a hacked Panasonic GH-2 using an ancient CZ Topogon 1.3cm /3.5 lens, set-up specially to take a Baader U 2" filter.


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    Carl Zeiss Topogon 1.3cm ...


    Talk about exotic lenses !
    I can't remember I have ever even heard of a Carl Zeiss Topogon 1.3cm f/3.5
    Where do you find all these strange and rare lenses, Vivek ?

    That gray car(d) looks a little 'blushing'
    If I were a private detective I think I would conclude the front had been repainted after a recent car crash, very suspicious ...

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    Re: Zeiss Lens Photos and Discussion

    Steen, Thanks for your kind words!

    It was just plain madness that made me buy the sample I have (40th made out of a total of 75) when it showed up for sale.

    Marco Cavina has a brilliant (site) page that mentions this Topogon:

    http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_...eon/00_pag.htm

    It was not easy to fit it to a GH-2 for photography. I had to tinker with the registry of the camera. The back focus is only ~10mm. Setting it up for UV was whole another story. It is miracle that I did not damage the lens or the cameras in the process!

    On the two tone paint under UV- I was wrong with my initial interpretation. It was a factory original and many a new Opel, VW, etc have the same type of paint job. After much investigation, it turns out that they use this different types deliberately. The front part (though silver grey in Visible light) has a certain Mica content, possibly to deal with the airflow dynamics and that reflects UV differently than the rest of the body.

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    I have now 5 Contax Zeiss lenses, I popped in to many times in this thread and the Zeiss thread at FM, so I decided to pimp up my Contax Zeiss collection.

    From a series of harbour shots.

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    Another one with the NEX-7 and the same lens.

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    Same day, lens and camera.
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    In Thailand, at many temples, you can make merit by buying a small cage with birds and release them to freedom. In the old days people released birds and fish that had been trapped in the rice fields or the forest. These days, they are captured by commercial vendors who make a profit from hunting down the little creatures and selling them to temple visitors, often the same birds again and again.

    Did anybody ask the birds what they think?

    GH1 with Zeiss CY 85mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4



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    D700, ZF 35/2 V1.

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    Carsten, Are most of your shots in this thread with the D3 or is it a mixture of cameras?

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    Anyone have any thoughts about the differences betweem the C/Y 28mm Distagon vs. Contax G Biogon?

    I should mention that I have a NEX-5N and am considering the NEX-6 when it comes out.

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    An old picture and my first self portrait taken with the M9 and Zeiss ZM 50/2 Planar.

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    Newly acquired and rare Zeiss/Contax 100/3.5 on Canon 40D

    Methinks this thread is dead...kaput...hors de combat...anyone out there?
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    One more try...Zeiss 100/3.5 with Canon 5D II:
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    Quote Originally Posted by philber View Post
    Carsten, I have to agree with you on Lloyd Chambers, but not necessarily the way you think. When the Z* 35 f:1.4 came out, he was very vocal about there being "haze" wide open, which essentially made such shots useless. I bought the lens anyhow, found this not to be so. When I queried him, he waffled and said that this was "reduced contrast", and nothing else. Now he has just posted an addition, saying that the lens is actually sharp wide open, but only if you are very, very careful about focusing, pretty much the way he is. I was about to resubscribe, and now feel leess inclined...

    From my end, Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto, with ZM 18 on NEX 5N
    Philber

    I post this just as a comparison shot. Mine was shot this past October using the M9P with the 35mm Summicron. Again, not a Zeiss shot so slightly out of context but I thought it was a fun comparison. Obviously mine was shot at much further distance from Kinkakuji than yours

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    I forgot that this thread exists.

    A snap of one of the finest lenses made by Zeiss.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    NEX-6, Olympus pen F Macro 38/3.5

    A simple double gauss construction with mtf figures for 100 and 150 cycles!

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    A balmy December afternoon down at the lake. NEX5-N IR with the Zeiss Contax G 35mm f/2 Planar.

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