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Sold my 70-200 2.8 IS ii + 24mm TSE II to complete my Zeiss holy trinity + 1

 
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Feb 13, 2013 14:46 |  #16

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Seriously - my interests mostly allow for very deliberate image creation.

I love this about my Zeiss... the purposely slow me down. forcing me to compose my shots better and take my time.

Of coarse I could just switch to MF on a regular lens... but I would lose that zeiss magic ;)


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Feb 14, 2013 03:33 |  #17

You NEED the 100. Seriously.


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Feb 16, 2013 17:45 |  #18

I have the Zeiss 21 2.8 and 35 1.4 I am planning on selling both of them they are great lens if you can get them focused but I have a hard time doing it and the AF confirmation chip doesn't help. Plus it you want to take a self portrait it's almost impossible.


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Feb 16, 2013 21:53 |  #19

I bought what is probably the cheapest Zeiss, the 50 1.4 and actually like that the MF makes me slow down and really work for a shot. It has also helped me develop an even better feel for DOF in iffy lighting.

Doc, your car shots just rock. I would love to see more of them - maybe a series comparing/contrasting/​discussing which lens you picked for some favorite shots, and why?


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Feb 17, 2013 14:46 |  #20

I had the 100 makro before, but dropped it in the ocean, and its kind of an odd lens.

Image quality is superb but since its so long.. the only macro you can do with it is bugs or flowers.. .but then again its not really a true makro lens either... so

I do love the 100mm lens thoguh, in fact my avatar truck picture was taken using it... but the 50mm makro lens lets me get inside of cars and be able to get shots of stitching on the dash and instruments that wouldn't be possibly using a 100mm lens in a 2 seat sports car.

and alintx.... I would like to get my hands on a zeiss 35mm 2.0 for comparison with my 1.4.... the main reason I got the 1.4 was a comparison i saw on the -digital-picture.com and the corners at f/2 using the 2.0 just were not good enough.. I could stop the 1.4 down to 2.0 and remove a lot of the vignetting and get a sharper shot.

I would like to try a real life scenario test of the differences between the two though... so if you know someone who has the 35mm 2.0 and wants to try some things out.. let me know.


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Feb 17, 2013 15:44 |  #21

I may just get a 1Dx and a new focus screen and keep the Zeiss lens I can do ok with them in good light but in poor light I can't get focus.


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Mar 01, 2013 20:18 |  #22

alintx wrote in post #15618182 (external link)
Doc, your car shots just rock. I would love to see more of them - maybe a series comparing/contrasting/​discussing which lens you picked for some favorite shots, and why?


The 35 is perfect for something wide, but not too wide. The 21 is used when you want to create a effect that shows vastness or depth.

Obviously there is also the big difference in if you want to shoot at f/1.4 rather than being limited by the f/2.8 on the 21mm

I took some shots of the USS Alabama the other day using just these two lenses.... you can really see the difference between them.

There is a shot from the front of the ship looking back on itself (PIC 5). Had I used the 21.. the gun would have been pushed back to far and you would see 80% sky... had I used the 50mm then just the ship would have been covered and missing some of the surrounding... negating a chance to use some vignetting to enhance the shot.... so the 35 was a perfect lens for this.

on the other hand, in the 3rd pic.. the 21 let me get pretty close and fill the farme using the side of the ship...

I like the set as a whole and really like the zeiss set up I chose.

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