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Got my Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Lens a week ago. This lens has some rave and some mixed reviews out there, but I love it. The subjects tend to pop out in a 3-D effect in a way not seen with any of my Canon lenses. The manual focus with AF confirmation is so much easier than I expected.

As with any other new equipment, I have been too busy to play with it much upon arrival. I prefer to shoot nature and landscape... but I have a few shots that I managed to squeeze in this week.

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Post #1, Mar 11, 2009 09:47:47


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amazing color and bokeh...ach it is a shame that i can't buy one of these - this is just a hobby, I don't want to spend too much :)

Post #2, Mar 18, 2009 13:04:02


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I think I'll be loving this lens for fashion. Your #4 pic really made my choice. I bet she was a gorgeous walker. :o

Post #3, Mar 19, 2009 20:37:50 as a reply to palaima's post 1 day earlier.




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it's a great shot ... :)

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Zeiss lenses have their own unique qualities. I like how the colours turn out. I do not have ZF lenses but have few adapted contax lenses which are very good specially the 50 1.7.

Post #5, Apr 21, 2009 07:57:00


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No big experience with this lens till now, but looks, it can transfer the feelings on the matrix of your camera...
Canon 5DMkII, f/1.6, 1/60s, ISO100

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Post #6, Jun 04, 2009 14:20:35


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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She is watching TV, so please, be quiet! :)
Canon 5DMkII, 1/50s, ISO400

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Post #7, Jun 07, 2009 03:26:29


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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Zeiss outdoor...
Canon 5DMkII, ISO800, 1/100s, f/2.2

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Post #8, Jun 20, 2009 18:08:53


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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I like this handgrenade ;) more and more...
Canon 5DMkII, ISO100, f/1.6, 1/1000s

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Post #9, Jun 24, 2009 14:26:44


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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great pictures, please post more!

I have the 50mm ZE and love it. I'd love to also get the 85mm one day.

Post #10, Jun 25, 2009 09:30:16 as a reply to il Dottore's post 19 hours earlier.




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This shot is amazing ! the colors and the bokeh

il Dottore wrote in post #8145486external link
Zeiss outdoor...
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Post #11, Jun 25, 2009 13:41:45


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This Zeiss is good for poppies. :D
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZE (offkoooz ;) ) + Canon 5DMkII, ISO320, f/2.2, 1/320s

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And another poppy...
The same junk, the same ISO, f/stop and shutter time.
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Post #12, Jun 30, 2009 18:15:38


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE + 5DMkII + too much PP :)

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Post #14, Aug 15, 2009 06:42:33


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE + 5DMkII

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Post #15, Aug 15, 2009 06:44:50


No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

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