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Jan 23, 2012 03:26 |  #1

Since buying the Zeiss 50MP, I've craved more Zeiss glass.*
I've owned the 24LII for a couple of years now and really enjoy using it, especially wide open.
The Zeiss 21mm is a lens which I really do want to own, however the speed is the ONLY thing stopping me.
In an ideal world I'd buy both, but this isn't possible.
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This got me thinking, the new Zeiss 25mm seems (in principle) a great halfway house between the speed of the 24L and the optical quality of the 21mm.
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I know it's early days, but are there any early reviews, samples or indeed comparison tests out there?
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Jan 23, 2012 09:22 |  #2

http://www.flickr.com …352899159/in/ph​otostream/ (external link)


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Jan 23, 2012 09:24 as a reply to  @ x.pozhr's post |  #3

And this:

http://www.zeissimages​.com/showreplies.php?q​id=850 (external link)


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Jan 23, 2012 11:29 |  #4

Here's one shortie (external link)- the subscription pages on Lloyd's Zeiss Guide have a lot of detail.


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Jan 23, 2012 12:03 |  #5
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I think your 24L and Zeiss 25 is too close in focal length. Speed? What is the difference between f2.8 and f2??? Have you thought about the 35 f1.4 ze??? Frankly, if you have a 24L, you really don't need either 21 ze or 25 ze, unless you still want some AF. Also, if you can calibrate the AF confirmation with Live View and to adjust it using microadjustment, you can get very accurate with the AF confirmation light.


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Jan 23, 2012 12:06 |  #6

Except that the Zeiss is said to be sharper than the 24L.


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Jan 23, 2012 12:11 |  #7
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Madweasel wrote in post #13753712 (external link)
Except that the Zeiss is said to be sharper than the 24L.


Yeah, of course, with the Carl Zeiss look. Do you shoot wide open with your wide angle lens very often? Well, I don't. usually at F8.


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Jan 23, 2012 12:13 |  #8

Me too, but then why would you buy a lens at f/1.4? For me the 24-105 is more versatile, but that's wandering off topic.


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Jan 23, 2012 16:19 |  #9

I shoot on a crop (at the moment) and find the FL of the 24 perfect, although not wide enough for landscape. When I move to FF shortly I may well have to re evaluate my lenses.
But not being able to have both the 24L and zeiss 21 the new zeiss 25 seemed like a good halfway house between Speed and having the zeiss look.


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Ross_Curtis wrote in post #13755438 (external link)
I shoot on a crop (at the moment) and find the FL of the 24 perfect, although not wide enough for landscape. When I move to FF shortly I may well have to re evaluate my lenses.
But not being able to have both the 24L and zeiss 21 the new zeiss 25 seemed like a good halfway house between Speed and having the zeiss look.


Until you are shooting with a FF body, I don't believe there are any good wide angle options for you from Carl Zeiss. 21 ze is the best Carl Zeiss lens. Either 24L or 21ze would only give you a somewhat normal angle of view of 35mm or so.


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Jan 23, 2012 16:51 |  #11

Thanks for links. I think I'll get FF first and see how the 24 feels before I move to zeiss plus that'll give the zeiss 25 a while to start getting a few more user reviews.


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