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Jul 09, 2011 06:29 |  #1

So what are you guys using? Canon, Zeiss, M42 mount, ect ect...


I currently use 99% Canon L glass, but I have been considering a switch to manual aperture/focus Zeiss glass since I am starting to use multiple brands of DSLR cameras for my video work and I would love to have the smooth Zeiss manual focus.


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Jul 09, 2011 06:43 |  #2

Zeiss is very popular for a few reasons, first the image quality, also the focus ring quality and speed. They are kind of $$ but not thaaaat much more than L-series.

Give it a shot, there are some great lenses to be had out there once you get your adapter rings sorted.


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Jul 09, 2011 07:27 |  #3

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Zeiss is very popular for a few reasons, first the image quality, also the focus ring quality and speed. They are kind of $$ but not thaaaat much more than L-series.

Give it a shot, there are some great lenses to be had out there once you get your adapter rings sorted.

Yeah I will just swap out my L's for Zeiss slowly but surely.


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Jul 09, 2011 13:24 |  #4

zeiss is worth it and they have glass for the EF mount for canon. i wish i could own my own zeiss lenses i have to rent whenever doing video




  
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Jul 09, 2011 13:46 |  #5

The metal lens hood that came with my Zeiss 50mm saved the lens after it dropped 5 feet to the floor. That alone makes it worth it =p


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Jul 12, 2011 10:48 as a reply to  @ gibsonla's post |  #6

From what I have found, (I could be wrong) there are different types of arises lenses. Is that correct? I would like to get some used ziess but there are a lot of differences in the prices that I find.

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Jul 14, 2011 06:48 |  #7

Lots and lots of M42 lenses, more often than not from the Eastern Bloc.
Cheap, more than good enough for video and, especially with the Jupiters, you tend to get fluid aperture which is always a bonus.
And to be honest they look pretty good for stills too.


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Jul 14, 2011 06:49 |  #8

+1 for m42 and other 'vintage' lenses.


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Jul 14, 2011 19:08 |  #9

I wish I could use zeiss, but they are way over of my budget. I have 2 Sigma lenses (18-50 2.8-4.5 and 24-70 2.8 EX) and a Canon (50 1.8 II). I'm thinking about getting a 70-200 (hopefully the 70-200 f4L USM)


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