Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 09 Jan 2009 (Friday) 08:47
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Zeiss Planar T* /1.4 50mm ZE

 
palaima
Goldmember
Avatar
1,568 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 13
Joined Dec 2008
Location: UK, Bath
     
May 31, 2012 04:09 |  #406

agphotography wrote in post #14506893 (external link)
When it first launched it was a pretty reasonable price, but it has gone up a couple times. I agree it is a bit spendy, but one cannot say that this lens is lacking in character. It has a very distinct look all to its own.

I agree that a 50mm does pair very well with a 20/21mm lens (also a 24/28mm), but I'm weird in that I like to pair 35mm with 50mm.

These days though I'm on the same page as you, I'll take my canon 20 with the Zeiss 50, and the 35/135L is a separate combo :)

Actually I am not sure what to do with 35L. I believe i am still gonna keep it for a while but i am leaning toward selling it and just having the extra money... as much as i love it.
And yes, the character of planar is worth every penny. Took a quick portrait yesterday at 1.4 and 0.8m distance, something magical.
BTW the flower shot has not been edited in any way, just Lr -> jepg


http://500px.com/ppala​ima (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Wummy
Senior Member
Avatar
490 posts
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
May 31, 2012 11:44 |  #407

Hi Guys - I currently own ZE 18/3.5, 35/2 & Sigmalux. I'm thinking if its wise to perhaps sell 35/2 and get a 35L and then buy this 50/1.4?? I'm thinking I should have 1 auto focus lens for doggy shots and kids... but can't seem to make up my mind..


Gear List
http://ishot.ca (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
agphotography
Goldmember
Avatar
3,726 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
     
May 31, 2012 14:41 |  #408

Here's my opinion.

The Zeiss 35 f/2 is a very special lens, and I loved both of the ones I owned in the past, but the 35L is a truly useful and wonderful optic as well. I tried a Sigma 50mm in the past and unfortunately I got a
Bad one so my experience was largely negative. Next to the 50L the Zeiss 50 is the best 50mm lens I've used for the EF mount. Some may argue that 35/50mm are too close in focal length but I strongly disagree and I know I'm not alone.

In my opinion: Yes I think that would be a good swap.


-Abram-
www.goglanianphoto.com (external link)
500px (external link) / Flickr (external link)
Tumblr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
palaima
Goldmember
Avatar
1,568 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 13
Joined Dec 2008
Location: UK, Bath
     
May 31, 2012 14:56 |  #409

Wummy, my current gear is a super wide angle (21), 35L and ZE50. I have only had this set up for a few days so far, but instantly i could tell that they both have very different uses, the rendering is just that much different.
And i agree with above, no way are they too close, i say it is quite a perfect match. Though i am debating weather to sell my 35L and get the zeiss 35 f2, just because i would save money :)


http://500px.com/ppala​ima (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wummy
Senior Member
Avatar
490 posts
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
Jun 01, 2012 11:23 |  #410

Thanks Guys!!

@Palaima - too bad you're in Europe, otherwise would do a trade? hehehehehe... I'm so tempted.. Can anyone share some photos shot wide open at F1.4???

I'm thinking if I keep the 35/2 which is a lens I love, on my 5D2 all the time, I should get a 50L instead? but that's a $900 "upgrade" compare to first option lens swap which should cost me around $500-$600 all together after the swap is done....


Gear List
http://ishot.ca (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
palaima
Goldmember
Avatar
1,568 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 13
Joined Dec 2008
Location: UK, Bath
     
Jun 04, 2012 20:02 |  #411

OK so, the bokeh :D Weird stuff with this lens. Still learning to use it, very different from any lens i have owned but love it even more for just that!

Bokeh @1.4

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7154499249_001c3d9a1b_z.jpg

Bokeh @F4
IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7339702692_fdece26810_z.jpg

http://500px.com/ppala​ima (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
agphotography
Goldmember
Avatar
3,726 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
     
Jun 04, 2012 22:44 |  #412

Planar lenses don't have the smoothest Bokeh but it is unique. Personally I really like the way it renders, but I LOVE this lens stopped down. It is so detailed I just can't get over it.


-Abram-
www.goglanianphoto.com (external link)
500px (external link) / Flickr (external link)
Tumblr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
palaima
Goldmember
Avatar
1,568 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 13
Joined Dec 2008
Location: UK, Bath
     
Jun 05, 2012 05:46 |  #413

^ yeah figured that :D But i could have sworn i saw this somewhere else. Do leicas do that or maybe a voigtlander?


http://500px.com/ppala​ima (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
agphotography
Goldmember
Avatar
3,726 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
     
Jun 05, 2012 08:49 |  #414

It's possible but I haven't been fortunate enough to try out too many Leica lenses (I had a 35 Summicron at one point but it was sold several years ago). The only voigtlander lenses I've had were M-Mount as well so they tend to render differently as well due to their design.


-Abram-
www.goglanianphoto.com (external link)
500px (external link) / Flickr (external link)
Tumblr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Patras
Member
Avatar
171 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 12
Joined May 2010
Location: Madrid
     
Jun 05, 2012 12:04 |  #415

Wummy wrote in post #14516429 (external link)
Thanks Guys!!

@Palaima - too bad you're in Europe, otherwise would do a trade? hehehehehe... I'm so tempted.. Can anyone share some photos shot wide open at F1.4???

I'm thinking if I keep the 35/2 which is a lens I love, on my 5D2 all the time, I should get a 50L instead? but that's a $900 "upgrade" compare to first option lens swap which should cost me around $500-$600 all together after the swap is done....

Hi.
Hope this can help:

@f1.8

IMAGE: http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/606/110218osj20.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://imageshack.us …ages/205/110218​osj20.jpg/  (external link)

IMAGE: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9075/110218osj22.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://imageshack.us …ages/580/110218​osj22.jpg/  (external link)

@f1.4
IMAGE: http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9145/110226pruebascz26.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://imageshack.us …56/110226prueba​scz26.jpg/  (external link)

IMAGE: http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/289/110515conmariayroberpor.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://imageshack.us …515conmariayrob​erpor.jpg/  (external link)

IMAGE: http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/289/110515conmariayroberpor.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://imageshack.us …515conmariayrob​erpor.jpg/  (external link)

Cheers

EOS 6D +Carl Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZE +Carl Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE +Carl Zeiss Milvus Makro-Planar 2/100 ZE
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bilderknipser
Senior Member
Avatar
889 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 54
Joined May 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
     
Jun 05, 2012 12:16 as a reply to  @ Patras's post |  #416

I tried some new PP, not sure how well this works, it also looked better before uploading to flickr!
Anyway, I liked the way the books look, I'm very happy with this lens. I'm thinking of selling the Sigmalux for the 35L, I don't mind the focal lengths close together..
Shot at f1.8

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7156872027_601a7aac9a.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/54317866@N06/7​156872027/  (external link)
_MG_5972 (external link) by CarmenFischer (external link), on Flickr

Carmen
Mom, Veteran, Student
Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
palaima
Goldmember
Avatar
1,568 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 13
Joined Dec 2008
Location: UK, Bath
     
Jun 05, 2012 15:22 |  #417

Finally took it to the streets! :)

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/7157506517_0ab5938f94_c.jpg

http://500px.com/ppala​ima (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
agphotography
Goldmember
Avatar
3,726 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
     
Jun 05, 2012 17:47 |  #418

The couple at night reminds me of some of the scenes from Vincent Laforet's "Reverie" :)

Here's one from me at f/2. Seems I've only been able to shoot plant life with mine so far, but I will definitely be using it more often as more opportunities arise. I have been using mine a lot for video work though.

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7343011400_a1ccac9e51_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …agphotography/7​343011400/  (external link)
Untitled #56 (external link) by Abram Goglanian (external link), on Flickr

-Abram-
www.goglanianphoto.com (external link)
500px (external link) / Flickr (external link)
Tumblr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pkilla
Goldmember
Avatar
2,943 posts
Likes: 56
Joined Jan 2012
Location: Boston
     
Jun 05, 2012 18:58 |  #419

how hard is it to get the right shoot with this lens!! very nice pics


T3i griped - rokinon 8mm/rokinon 35 1.4/rokinon 85mm 1.4/
sigma 17-50/nikon 50mm 1.2 ai-s/nikon 28mm ai-s 2.8/
helios 40-2/helios 44-2/mir 1b 37mm 2.8/supertak 135/
trioplan/http://www.flickr.com/​photos/pkilla617/ (external link)
CHECK OUT MY BLOG PICS http://pkilla61.blogsp​ot.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
agphotography
Goldmember
Avatar
3,726 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
     
Jun 05, 2012 19:10 |  #420

It's not hard at all really if you use a precision matte screen or live view.

The focus ring is so nicely weighted that it's just a total joy to work with. I don't mind sacrificing AF for a lens that is so easy to MF.


-Abram-
www.goglanianphoto.com (external link)
500px (external link) / Flickr (external link)
Tumblr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

291,615 views & 17 likes for this thread
Zeiss Planar T* /1.4 50mm ZE
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is majorsite2
1010 guests, 230 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.