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New Zeiss 25/2 vs Canon 24L II.

 
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Nov 30, 2011 23:40 |  #31

It's interesting how, on some review websites (www.the-digital-picture.com (external link)), test shots with all third-party lenses seem to look blurry and exhibit significant CA, particularly when they're shown next to a shot taken through a Canon lens. Except when that third-party lens is a Zeiss, in which case it's suddenly the Canon which looks blurry and with lots of CA.

Maybe they get all the good Zeiss lenses, and all the lemons from Sigma...




  
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Dec 01, 2011 14:23 |  #32

From the initial comparison, I'd prefer the Canon. The Zeiss lens seems to have removed the woman from the shot.


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Dec 01, 2011 14:34 |  #33

I see these sort of comparisons all the time with zeiss lenses. What one could conclude for a situation like this with a three dimensional target and many uncontrolled variables I don't know. Why they don't use a flat test target where with care there might be something useful to learn I can never fathom.


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Dec 01, 2011 15:04 |  #34

plasticmotif wrote in post #13475369 (external link)
http://zeissimages.com​/showreplies.php?qid=8​53 (external link)

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Zeiss @2.8
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Click the link for the entire comparison.

I think the new ZE 25 is going to break the record for sharpness that it already held with another 25. It's CA handling is pretty nice as well.

Thank you for taking your time for posting this. And please do not pay attention to all of the trolls who are taking way too much time out of their (and our) day to poop all over your efforts while offering nothing of value in return.


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Dec 01, 2011 15:16 |  #35

I cannot see any reason you would think that was a valid test. Oh, you have a few CZ's ;-)a

So do I. :-) The comparison is clearly flawed.


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Dec 01, 2011 15:25 |  #36

bohdank wrote in post #13480907 (external link)
I cannot see any reason you would think that was a valid test. Oh, you have a few CZ's ;-)a

So do I. :-) The comparison is clearly flawed.

I am not trying to say it is a valid or professional test. I am just thankful this guy took time out of his day to post shots from a brand new lens that is not available to many people. and on top of that he shot some quick pictures with a similar competing lens as well. He gains exactly nothing from giving us these shots, it is only for our benefit.

Is this as exhaustive a test as we can expect form Photozone? No

Would I make a purchasing decision off of this post? No

Do I like the attitude displayed here that says if you are not a professional lens tester taking nothing but perfect shots then go away? NO!!!


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Dec 01, 2011 15:35 |  #37

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That may be. But at least take a real test shot. The internet is full of this rubbish.

It was not supposed to be a test. These were snaps for people asking for them. The real test does not do comps and can be seen here: http://zeissimages.com​/showreplies.php?qid=8​50 (external link)

Regardless, I think both lenses are great and will make any owner happy.




  
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Dec 01, 2011 15:39 |  #38

dadgummit wrote in post #13480954 (external link)
I am not trying to say it is a valid or professional test. I am just thankful this guy took time out of his day to post shots from a brand new lens that is not available to many people. and on top of that he shot some quick pictures with a similar competing lens as well. He gains exactly nothing from giving us these shots, it is only for our benefit.

Is this as exhaustive a test as we can expect form Photozone? No

Would I make a purchasing decision off of this post? No

Do I like the attitude displayed here that says if you are not a professional lens tester taking nothing but perfect shots then go away? NO!!!

It's a very questionable 'test' done by someone who is obviously a Zeiss enthusiast. What's the purpose of calling people who question this 'test' trolls?


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Dec 01, 2011 15:45 |  #39

dadgummit wrote in post #13480954 (external link)
I am not trying to say it is a valid or professional test. I am just thankful this guy took time out of his day to post shots from a brand new lens that is not available to many people. and on top of that he shot some quick pictures with a similar competing lens as well. He gains exactly nothing from giving us these shots, it is only for our benefit.

Just a FYI... I don't think the person who did the test is the same person who posted it here...


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Dec 01, 2011 15:54 |  #40

zappbrannigan wrote in post #13481000 (external link)
It was not supposed to be a test. These were snaps for people asking for them. The real test does not do comps and can be seen here: http://zeissimages.com​/showreplies.php?qid=8​50 (external link)

Regardless, I think both lenses are great and will make any owner happy.

The thread was presented as a comparison to the Canon, hence (Re: New Zeiss 25/2 vs Canon 24L II). The "test" link as you referenced does indeed have a direct comparison as well.

The OP boldly stated from his conclusion in this thread, "I think the new ZE 25 is going to break the record for sharpness..." .

Yet, in his "test" thread he makes the statement "...I don't see much value to these shots. Other than showing CA control."

I DON'T LIKE TO BE HARSH BUT HIS THREAD IS BOGUS AS PRESENTED AND CA IS ONLY MENTIONED AS A SIDE NOTE. BTW, THE BRICK BUILDING PHOTOS BY THE CANON ARE CLEARLY SHARPER IN ONE OR MORE IMAGES. THERE APPEARS TO BE DIFFERENT FOCUS POINTS WITH OTHERS.

HE SHOULD START OVER WITH HIS COMPARISON/ANALYSIS...​....


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Dec 01, 2011 16:10 |  #41

^^You obviously haven't shot Zeiss glass. ;)




  
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Dec 01, 2011 16:14 |  #42

It all doesn't matter....I know that my next purchase will be Zeiss 21....if something even better is not going to pop up:-)


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Dec 01, 2011 16:22 |  #43

^There's a very good comparison of Zeiss vs. Canon made by Denoir. It clears up all the questions of which has the better IQ. Can you guess who won? ;)




  
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Dec 01, 2011 16:23 |  #44

jdizzle wrote in post #13481192 (external link)
^There's a very good comparison of Zeiss vs. Canon made by Denoir. It clears up all the questions of which has the better IQ. Can you guess who won? ;)

can you share the link?


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Dec 01, 2011 16:42 |  #45

I don't think anyone is really questioning whether or not Zeiss is sharper than Canon... that's sort of a moot point, in my opinion.

The issue here is that these images are portraying the Canon as being drastically inferior, which it simply is not, period.

The Canon 24L II can more than hold it's own with the Zeiss and it does a whole lot that the Zeiss cannot do.




  
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