BryantFC wrote in post #14174469
thanks for the confirm! i'm going to rent a 50 ZE next week to see how it fairs. I had the contax zeiss version and loved it. Just trying to see if the 50 ZE is worth it or just buy a lens with AF. Manually focusing isn't much of a challenge to me since i've owned a bunch of manual lenses before.
Without getting into the manual/autofocus discussion since that depends on your needs, I have to say I am still looking for the "Zeiss look" with mine. The images I get with it are of course beautiful, but it is hard for me to honestly say the TS-E 24II images I take are not as rich and impressive. I notice I reach more for the 24 most of the time FWIW on my 5D.
With that said, the feel of a Zeiss lens in your hand is an experience in and of itself! Sheer engineering marvel. And if you shoot video with your 5D it really stands apart from other lenses due to the long/smooth focusing mechanism.