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AdjustThePolarizer
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Sep 20, 2012 17:55 |  #1

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Sep 20, 2012 18:18 |  #2

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:)


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Sep 20, 2012 19:39 |  #3

Love Zeiss. AF has it's place but, MF makes photography even more fun!




  
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Sep 20, 2012 19:46 |  #4

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.

The fastest way I've found is to focus from close to far, and as soon as the AF indicator winks, shoot the image. MA the lens using the technique to keep consistency.


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Sep 20, 2012 19:50 |  #5

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.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 23:32 |  #6

AdjustThePolarizer wrote in post #15020514 (external link)
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.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 23:43 |  #7

Took me 3 weeks to master MF, in my first attempts I was horrible :D


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Sep 20, 2012 23:52 |  #8

Honestly I use my MF lens more often than my AF Lenses. It slows you down for a good reason.
MF is much easier and more precise on MF only glass than equivalent Canon glass with AF/MF switch.
I have CZ 135/2.8 . It just kills my 70-200 F4LIS .


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