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I just love lenses that offer capability that none can match...

 
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Sep 02, 2014 20:28 |  #61

"I just love lenses that offer capability that none can match..."
So you'd love these 3

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm f/4
Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Ai Fisheye (220º angle of view, yep you can have thing from behind the camera :lol: )
And in the "middle" you have the Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7

But you might not like the price :lol:


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Sep 02, 2014 20:34 |  #62

corndog cabernet wrote in post #17132076 (external link)
Not so much an L lens as they tend to be fast, therefore big and expensive, but had they revised their 20mm f2.8 I most likely would have bought that instead of the 16-35 f4. I'd still be tempted by a Zeiss 21 if one appeared at a good price.

The 3 prime lens setup I would very much like to have is a new* EF20mm f2.8, the EF35mm IS (which I have), and a new* 85 f1.8 IS.

Very fast lenses, especially wide ones, don't have a lot of appeal to me. The size, weight, and expense trade-offs are a turn off.

*as in version II, when it happens

I am very surprised that a 85mm IS lens had not even been mentioned.
It is a highly used lens both in USM and L versions.
While on a studio tripod IS is not needed, but there are many hand-held users worldwide.

I have seen great images from the 85L lenses wide open, but the lack is IS,
larger weight, and extending front element led me to keep my 100L for portraits.
It works great, sometimes too sharp in post processing :)
The only 85mm that has my attention in the Helios lens, wide open it's intriguing.


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Sep 02, 2014 22:54 |  #63

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17132385 (external link)
"I just love lenses that offer capability that none can match..."
So you'd love these 3

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm f/4
Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Ai Fisheye (220º angle of view, yep you can have thing from behind the camera :lol: )
And in the "middle" you have the Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7

But you might not like the price :lol:

I've read on the 6mm 2.8 and that I think made its way into space or something before.

I'd be interested in the 50mm .7 lens.

and I agree.... all three of those are touched by no other lol.


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Sep 03, 2014 00:05 |  #64

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17132385 (external link)
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And in the "middle" you have the Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7
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This lens would not really work on a Canon EOS DSLR.
Short flange back distance, and likely small image diameter as well.
Additional the problem, that Canon DSLR sensors even don´t use all the light from f/1.2 lenses.

But one can rent this lens for ~3500 Euro a day


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Sep 03, 2014 03:44 |  #65

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17132385 (external link)
"I just love lenses that offer capability that none can match..."
So you'd love these 3

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm f/4
Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Ai Fisheye (220º angle of view, yep you can have thing from behind the camera :lol: )
And in the "middle" you have the Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7

But you might not like the price :lol:

Wow, I'm amazed to hear that such things exist! Thanks for sharing.


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Sep 03, 2014 04:46 |  #66

ZoneV wrote in post #17132701 (external link)
This lens would not really work on a Canon EOS DSLR.
Short flange back distance, and likely small image diameter as well.
Additional the problem, that Canon DSLR sensors even don´t use all the light from f/1.2 lenses.

But one can rent this lens for ~3500 Euro a day

For the same price, I prefer a Sony Alpha 7R + the recent Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 :cool:

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Sep 05, 2014 12:40 |  #67

MDJAK wrote in post #17130125 (external link)
I had that too. Problem with that lens is it requires both an understanding of what it does and a modicum of talent. I had neither. Sold it. But do miss it.

This can apply to all the gear you own :lol:


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Sep 05, 2014 13:11 |  #68

vipergts831 wrote in post #17137447 (external link)
This can apply to all the gear you own :lol:

And it does. :lol:




  
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