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Nov 01, 2012 17:26 |  #301

When I use the canon I never really enjoy it. It's only when I see the images on screen am I impressed. Whereas the Zeiss is a joy to use. If I only could keep both....


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Nov 03, 2012 12:31 as a reply to  @ post 14982866 |  #302

How do you all deal with the focus shift you get with this lens?

I was aware of it before I bought I didn't really read up about it.

When I focus using live view at x10, the focus is correct with wide aperturtues, but once you get to f2.8 the focus starts to shift away from you so I'm having to manually over ride the focus point on screen to make my subject out of focus to compensate. I assume this is focus shift? How do you all handle this? DOF preview button?

Here is another comparison to the Canon 85L II. Taken at about 1.5m, so focus isn't always identical with the Zeiss as I have to roughtly guess how much to shift the focus.

I'll post some proper photos soon....


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Nov 03, 2012 20:43 |  #303

Focus Shift - You can use the DOF preview button while focusing, use live-view and focus stopped-down to your working aperture, adjust the AF MA to compensate (i.e. set it for the close focus at f/2.8 and only use the AF confirm for close focus at f/2.8) or estimate how much to front focus depending on aperture and subject distance.


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Nov 04, 2012 03:52 |  #304

The focus shift never bothers me. It's there but I never missed a shot because of it. It's good to know how a lens behaves at different distances. Close up is the Achilles' heel of the Zeiss.
I still prefer it over the 85LII that I owned in the past. I prefer the colors/overall look of the planar.


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Nov 04, 2012 10:02 |  #305

The more I use it the more I'm enjoying using it.
I'm leaning towards selling my canon and using the difference to buy the Zeiss 35F2.


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Nov 04, 2012 11:27 |  #306

Ross_Curtis wrote in post #15205462 (external link)
The more I use it the more I'm enjoying using it.
I'm leaning towards selling my canon and using the difference to buy the Zeiss 35F2.

Why not ZE 35 F1.4?


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Nov 04, 2012 15:08 |  #307

MacmoX2 wrote in post #15205707 (external link)
Why not ZE 35 F1.4?

Would love to but I don't have the money at the moment, plus I have my 24L for low light and the 35 1.4 is a bit of a beast and I'm keen to keep weight down, which is why I'm considering the Zeiss 85 over the Canon.


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Nov 16, 2012 17:59 as a reply to  @ Ross_Curtis's post |  #309

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Nov 16, 2012 23:54 |  #312

i'll be doing a comparison between this and the canon 85 1.2 II very soon using a model. funny thing is, i get more keepers with my zeiss. the outer focus points with the canon 85 and 5d2 is just horrendous. i'm sure the 5d3 would be a huge improvement. maybe for christmas...


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Nov 24, 2012 04:44 |  #315

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