Joined Sep 2012
5D Mark III √
Joined Jan 2010
Nope-been using a Zeiss 35mm F 2.8 Distagon and a Zeiss 135mm F 2.8 Sonnar on a 5dII just fine and dandy for two + years. This one would be even nicer since it is native EF mount, not adapted, and you should get reliable focus confirmation with it. If you can afford the price of admission, go for it
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Harvesting Nano crystals
Love Zeiss. AF has it's place but, MF makes photography even more fun!
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Salem, OR
MF is definitely slower than AF. I have put super-precision focusing screens in my 1D and 5D bodies so that I can see to focus. I also MA'ed the lens on each body so that the AF confirm feature is more accurate. With those steps, I can pretty reliably get in-focus images, just not all that fast.
I'm a chimper. There I said it...
Gallery: 147 photos
Best ofs: 6
Joined May 2007
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
DoF scales that really work are so cool and there is no auto focus in the world faster than pre focused but of course its a bit tougher with a 135 than with a 35.
AdjustThePolarizer wrote in post #15020514
Always been of coarse a Canon guy. But, lately i've been thinking about picking up a new Zeiss 135mm. But my only concern is the MF. Has anyone here had problems making the transition from AF to MF? Thanks!
I am the new ( a few weeks) owner of a Zeiss 100 MP for my 5DII. I use live view to focus the lense. The images this lense produces are outstanding. Using Live View, focusing is easy and accurate. The view finder is not so easy to use. Im going to get one of the EG-S focus screens and try that. Im still working on the transition from AF to MF however I feel the image quality is worth the extra work.
Cream of the Crop
Gallery: 2 photos
Joined May 2012
Gallery: 5 photos
Joined Oct 2008
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Honestly I use my MF lens more often than my AF Lenses. It slows you down for a good reason.
RX100V, A7 + Contax Zeiss [28/2.8, 50/1.4, 100/2, 135/2.8]