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Ziess 50mm F2?

 
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Aug 12, 2010 06:58 |  #1

I'm thinking of adding this to my line up to bridge the gap between my 24L and 135L.

Just how good is this lens?


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Aug 12, 2010 07:00 |  #2

It's optically the best 50mm available for Canon from f2 and above, if you can deal with the manual focus. The bokeh is average.


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Aug 12, 2010 07:01 |  #3

I am also considering this lens. Supposed to me much better than the Zeiss 50 1.4 and has Macro. I have the Zeiss 21 and 100 so I'm sold on the build quality,sharpness ad micro rendering. If you get your's before me I'll look forward to your review.


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Aug 12, 2010 07:11 |  #4

I too have a 24L and 135L, and I will purchase a ZE 2/50 soon. Looks like an awesome combo.


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Aug 12, 2010 07:41 |  #5

I'm very close to pulling the trigger on the 50 MP. Just checking local stores to see if they can order it for me.


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Aug 12, 2010 09:45 as a reply to  @ Jam.radonc's post |  #6

It's so well built that I'm scared of dropping it on the concrete. I think plastic would absorb some of the shock, but I don't know what would happen to all that precise stainless steel.


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Aug 12, 2010 10:14 |  #7

bkdc wrote in post #10707734 (external link)
It's so well built that I'm scared of dropping it on the concrete. I think plastic would absorb some of the shock, but I don't know what would happen to all that precise stainless steel.

Why would you be dropping it on the concrete...I realize accidents happen, but don't set yourself up like that.


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Aug 12, 2010 10:21 |  #8

I did a lot of research on the best 50 (non macro) in terms of color rendition, sharpness center to corners, etc, and the Zeiss 50/1.7 was the clear winner. I have used this lens for a while now and love it. It is tiny, easy to use, and delivers!




  
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Aug 12, 2010 15:21 |  #9

The Zeiss makro planar is an excellent all around lens. The images produced with this lens, as well as the other Zeiss ZE/ZF lenses, look much more alive compared to Canon's lenses in the same range. Don't be surprised if after you get this lens you end up wanting more.




  
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Aug 12, 2010 15:26 |  #10

where to you get the rose colored glasses that make Zeiss images look better?




  
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Aug 12, 2010 15:28 |  #11

abqnmusa wrote in post #10709870 (external link)
where to you get the rose colored glasses that make Zeiss images look better?

Because they do. The contrast is better.


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Aug 12, 2010 15:52 |  #12

I don't necessarily think that one is better over the other, Canon L glass definitely deserves its place in the market when it comes to rendering.

The rendering of Canon is a bit warmer to me, and is a bit more forgiving when photographing people. I think a combination of ZE and L glass is perfect, and that's not just because of the absence of AF on the ZE lenses.


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Aug 12, 2010 15:59 |  #13

That seems like nice middle ground. You get a fl in between the two you already have plus you gain macro capabilities. I think ziess has some of the nicest picture qualities and finest build qualities. AF may be missed however.




  
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Aug 12, 2010 16:26 |  #14

Ross_Curtis wrote in post #10706978 (external link)
Just how good is this lens?

very good

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=678221&highl​ight=zeiss


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