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Feb 04, 2012 16:16 |  #5926

Thank you for your kind response, Wim.
I probably have different post per page settings since I didn't see Wem's post on my pg. 30. When I searched per username, it took me to his Zeiss 1.4/35 posts instead (probably because they were newer). :)
I know I'm being silly, just a hobbyist but really want good glass ;)
I'll lurk some more, admiring awesome shots on the lens sample threads, before pulling the trigger.

wimg wrote in post #13817668 (external link)
Have a look at some of the pictures by member "Wem" in this thread, to see what I mean. I particularly like his picture of the market, near a church, in Leuven, Belgium. And there are quite a few others. Start browsing at page 30 or thereabout, and move forward :D.

As to Zeiss: you have to like the look these lenses create, and that is a very personal thing. Having tested quite a few of them, I've come to the conclusion they are not for me, give me a 24L, 50L, 85L, 135L, 180L any day. These are all capable of creating 3D images, where 50L and 135L are probably best. 3D-ness is about isolation and transition to OOF, and actually can be created in PP as well.

As to contrast - I think there is a lot of hype surrounding this, as essentially Canon Ls generally show great contrast, and the newest ones are better than ever.

Essentially, Canon Ls are probably better at some points, and Zeiss lenses at other points. IMO from that POV, on average, it is possibly much of a muchness. However, when it comes to SOOC images, and ease of PP, for me Canon comes first. Of course, YMMV.

As to the 50L specifically - you have to see the images to believe it. Ideally you may want to rent a few lenses for a while, to see which you like best, but I am a great fan of the 50L, and despite testing 30+ 50 mm lenses, IMO there is nothing that beats it. :D

Kind regards, Wim


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Feb 04, 2012 16:40 |  #5927

I'm officially joining the 50mm 1.2 club. Just placed my order on B&H last night. Very anxious for it to arrive now!




  
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Feb 04, 2012 18:06 |  #5928

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Day 34/366 - [Free-Lensed] Janna (external link) by Kenny Baik (external link), on Flickr

Wow, i like the thin DOF!




  
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Feb 04, 2012 20:07 as a reply to  @ cichlid's post |  #5929

Brutal California winter:

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Feb 04, 2012 21:28 |  #5930

50L + 5D II

f/5.6
ISO 100
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softbox above camera

my little man turned 7 months old.

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Feb 05, 2012 00:01 |  #5931

cichlid wrote in post #13826175 (external link)
Wow, i like the thin DOF!

He just made his own tilt-shift lens by freelensing it :D


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Feb 05, 2012 01:01 |  #5932

^LOL. Thanks everyone :)




  
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Feb 05, 2012 04:45 |  #5933

bigpow wrote in post #13825656 (external link)
Thank you for your kind response, Wim.
I probably have different post per page settings since I didn't see Wem's post on my pg. 30. When I searched per username, it took me to his Zeiss 1.4/35 posts instead (probably because they were newer). :)
I know I'm being silly, just a hobbyist but really want good glass ;)
I'll lurk some more, admiring awesome shots on the lens sample threads, before pulling the trigger.

I have set my page size to 50 posts :D, for got about that.

I looked up a few shots I remembered and liked (a few of all I liked only):
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=8654458&post​count=1364
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=8955986&post​count=1475
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=8980704&post​count=1482
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=9118646&post​count=1546
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=9211173&post​count=1623
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=9216351&post​count=1632
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=9274540&post​count=1700
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=9486572&post​count=1782

Just a random selection. There are many, many shots in this thread which show this 3D pop, however :D.

Kind regards, Wim


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Feb 05, 2012 13:40 |  #5934

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Feb 05, 2012 21:44 |  #5935

^ nice joon.


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Feb 06, 2012 00:43 |  #5936

@1.2

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Feb 06, 2012 02:29 |  #5937

PWard wrote in post #13827064 (external link)
50L + 5D II

f/5.6
ISO 100
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softbox above camera

my little man turned 7 months old.

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Liem_7mo_BW_vignette-lores (external link) by phillip ward (external link), on Flickr

very very nice pic! :)


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Feb 06, 2012 07:24 |  #5938

Thanks :-)

I took it in the kitchen, as our house is small and we don't have a lot of open space. I didn't have a "spare" wall, so I took a 72" reflector I had, stripped it down to the translucent side and used that as the "wall". I don't like that you can see the wrinkles in the fabric, but I didn't want to mess with it in post.


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Feb 06, 2012 11:40 |  #5939

Thanks for all your help guys, I just pulled the trigger on this lens. Hope to post a few in return thanks when I get back from holiday in a couple of weeks.


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Feb 06, 2012 13:59 |  #5940

jwcdds wrote in post #13832193 (external link)
^ nice joon.

Thanks Julian! :D


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