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Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar ZE / ZF.2

 
FTb
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Oct 30, 2015 20:53 |  #271

Yep, the claims that it is essentially on Otus seem to be true. I'm loving it -- and I have the Canon 135mm f2 which is also one or my fav lenses.

The Canon has a slight edge in bokeh, although the Zeiss is very close, but the Zeiss is king when it comes to sharpness, color, micro contrast and lack of fringing/CA.



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rubmifer
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Dec 06, 2015 14:47 |  #272

An older one from this summer, back when I was testing my new 135mm.

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spooky ­ action
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Jan 28, 2016 16:26 |  #273

These photos are fantastic and really pushing me to pull the trigger on this lens! I have the 36mp D810 and can't wait to put that resolving power to work.

My one hesitation is the manual focus. I have some limited experience using manual focus on live view for night shots/landscape, but less so hand held. I know the throw is super long and precise and hopefully a little easier to acclimate to, but did anyone get this lens without much MF experience and find that it was not too difficult to pick up? (Sorry if this post is in the wrong forum, but I figured I would go right to the source - if so, feel free to PM me).

Thanks,

Josh


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spooky ­ action
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Jan 29, 2016 09:18 |  #274

Disregard my previous post....lens purchased....will answer the question myself!


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Hatch1921
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Jan 29, 2016 12:00 |  #275

spooky action wrote in post #17877555 (external link)
Disregard my previous post....lens purchased....will answer the question myself!


Congrats on the purchase. :) The lens is by far the best glass I own or have ever shot. The MF... takes a little work/practice but it isn't horrible. Think about all the great photographs made by photographers prior to AF... if they could do... so can we :) It's super sharp... colors are spot on.. F/2.0 is amazing... and best part... NO CA!!!

Congrats again and post some shots when you get a chance.

Hatch


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spooky ­ action
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Jan 29, 2016 13:00 as a reply to Hatch1921's post |  #276

Will do and thanks, Hatch. With your shots, amongst others posted in this thread, I definitely have a lot to aspire to with it.


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notastockpikr
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Jan 31, 2016 12:39 |  #277

I have a few Zeiss lenses and use them mostly with my 1Ds iii which has the ability to use different focusing screens. The ability to change focusing screens helps but the focus confirmation light/beep works very well. For my macro work, I use Live View 10x and a Hoodman loupe for very accurate focusing. Regardless, focus confirmation is my most used method for manual focus and I came from the MF, film era.

The 135/2 will be my next Zeiss ZE purchase in the spring. Don't shy away from tremendous Zeiss glass because of MF.




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spooky ­ action
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Mar 05, 2016 21:05 |  #278

Some (super hot) habaneros from my back yard. This lens is incredible.

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Mar 06, 2016 00:18 |  #279

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rubmifer
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Apr 18, 2016 04:09 |  #280

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Canon 5DMKIII, Canon 1D MKIII, 70-200 2.8 L IS, 24-70 f2.8 L, 300mm F2.8 L IS, Zeiss 135mm F2.0, EF 2x III, Samyang 14mm F2.8

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rubmifer
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Apr 21, 2016 08:59 |  #281

Some more garden pictures.


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rubmifer
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Apr 21, 2016 09:00 |  #282

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Canon 5DMKIII, Canon 1D MKIII, 70-200 2.8 L IS, 24-70 f2.8 L, 300mm F2.8 L IS, Zeiss 135mm F2.0, EF 2x III, Samyang 14mm F2.8

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May 26, 2016 08:58 |  #283

I have one on the way... it will be mounted on my
Sony A7RII and has a Nikon mount. I have been reading
all threads possible on this lens.


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spooky ­ action
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May 27, 2016 20:27 |  #284

@5.6 Major Crop:

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May 28, 2016 12:52 |  #285

135/2.0 zeiss apo sonnar ze.

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