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Canon 35L vs Zeiss 35 f/2 ZE

 
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Jan 20, 2011 11:03 |  #76

realmike15 wrote in post #11677614 (external link)
Just a warning the Sigmas are not in the same league as the L Primes and Zeiss Primes. As a $500 lens, AF issues aside the Sigma is a great lens... but there's a reason the Zeiss and Canon L Primes cost over twice the price. While the center sharpness of the Sigma may be close to the L Prime... the bokeh, contrast, color saturation, and AF performance are not.

Don't take my word for it, rent the two and see for yourself. Canon and Zeiss do justify the premium price... having owned, rented, or borrowed all 3 of these lenses, I can say that confidently.

I'd disagree having used many copies of the Canon L and a few Sigma 30's http://www.pbase.com/l​ightrules/30v35_2nd (external link) , test from Nov 2006. It's one reason after extensive use of various copies I still own the Sigma 30 for my APS-C body here in 2011. It's that good for APS-C format.




  
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Jan 20, 2011 15:35 |  #77

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I am planning to buy this Zeiss lens, but I think I need a new focusing screen on my 5Dc. Would the EE-S Canon focusing screen do the work or should I go for the more expensive third party focusing screens that have the split image focusing?

I use the EE-S and find it works very well with my Zeiss. Once you get the hang of it you will find that it opens up new framing opportunities since you can focus without reframing and watch as things come in and out of focus.


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Jan 20, 2011 16:42 |  #78

Stuart Leslie wrote in post #11680462 (external link)
I use the EE-S and find it works very well with my Zeiss. Once you get the hang of it you will find that it opens up new framing opportunities since you can focus without reframing and watch as things come in and out of focus.

Thank you. I have ordered the Zeiss and will get the EE-S. I think it will be interesting to rely on manual focus again. Haven't done that for years. Using my left fingers for focusing instead of zooming. Nice to keep the fingers occupied with something:lol:


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Jan 20, 2011 19:12 |  #79

Stuart Leslie wrote in post #11680462 (external link)
I use the EE-S and find it works very well with my Zeiss. Once you get the hang of it you will find that it opens up new framing opportunities since you can focus without reframing and watch as things come in and out of focus.

stuart: I like the idea of adding a new skill like this to my quiver.

celter: I hope you enjoy your new lens. This is what I love about this forum. I started the topic and people like you are able to join in the conversation and get your own advice (which is also beneficial to me and something I might not have otherwise considered).

realmike and lightrules : its comments like yours that makes my decision so difficult. Its also why I keep coming back. Thanks :)

Having said all of that, I have been giving the thought of making the switch to full frame some serious thought. I know what you are thinking, I change my mind every day. Regardless, now I am trying to decide what to sell, what to keep, and what to get. I am going to work on some homework (student teacher and work full time too) and then I'll be back on later. More thoughts then.

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Jan 20, 2011 23:40 |  #80

tjbrock42 wrote in post #11676725 (external link)
I am just not sure which route to take to get there. Lenses then body or the other way around. There are infinite options.

hmm... swithcing to ff would be nice. how much should I expect to pay for a used 5D?

I say lenses first and then body. Even in the used market the ZE35/2 isn't going to drop anytime soon. Especially with the forthcoming 35/1.4 being twice as much. However the 5dc will continue to drop in price and more so if/when the mkiii comes out. A used 5d is still around $1000 but you see more and more for $900-1000 when this time last year they were $1000-1200.

celter wrote in post #11677536 (external link)
I am planning to buy this Zeiss lens, but I think I need a new focusing screen on my 5Dc. Would the EE-S Canon focusing screen do the work or should I go for the more expensive third party focusing screens that have the split image focusing?

EE-S screen is better as you can have the object anywhere in the viewfinder and achieve focus. Split prisms are limited to the center of the screen and that can affect composition. The split prism screws up metering as well especially if you use spot metering.

LightRules wrote in post #11678786 (external link)
I'd disagree having used many copies of the Canon L and a few Sigma 30's http://www.pbase.com/l​ightrules/30v35_2nd (external link) , test from Nov 2006. It's one reason after extensive use of various copies I still own the Sigma 30 for my APS-C body here in 2011. It's that good for APS-C format.

On a crop I didn't notice much distinction between the 30/1.4 and the 35/1.4 either. In fact wide open I thought the Sigma had a little more contrast. And the 50/1.4 is pretty comparable to the 50/1.2L and it looks like the 85/1.4 gives the 85/1.2 a good run for it's money as well. Sigma lenses may have some AF quirks but if you get them sorted out the fair very well to the Canon L counterparts.




  
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Mar 29, 2011 02:26 |  #81

sleeper wrote in post #11630236 (external link)
I have both, but I went with the Zeiss first. Looking at pictures in the archives, I liked the rendition of the Zeiss a bit better. I didn't mind that it was manual focus. It's not as hard as some might say....

Can you post side by side shots from the both @f/2 ?
I wonder if the Zeiss really provides more 3D look than 35L on the same scene. Zeiss shots are really nice but I suspect Zeiss users to often be best prhotographer/processo​rs than their canon opposites, so... doubt




  
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Mar 29, 2011 10:06 |  #82

I don't have the 35L but the images obtained with the 35/2 are very special. The microcontrast gives it's 3D rendition.

Below are samples at f2.8 with 5DII indoor


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Another recently at f8 with the 450D. One would think the 3D would disappear at f8 but it's there nonetheless. The 35/2 is a 3D monster.

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