« on: April 24, 2013, 08:57:01 PM »
Ok, I'll start the ball rolling.
I own the Canon 135f/2, I admit up front I have never owned a Zeiss Lens, but I've heard/read great things about them, but, the Canon 135f/2 is just a superb Lens, would the Zeiss be any better do you think ?? I understand the Zeiss lenses are Manual Focus, and for me although not a Killer, I have the 17 24 TSE Canons, it does make life a little more difficult, I sold my Leica M9 for this reason, lovely camera but the Manual Focus became an issue for me (Age Factor). Si I'm really interested to hear opinions on the Zeiss versus the Canon.
I use Canon 135L as well as 24 TSE II and have owned MF Zeiss. Manual-focusing a wide angle is WORLDS easier than 135mm, so if MF is already an issue with Leica, I would stick with Canon 135L, which as we all know is a superb lens. Who knows, from preliminary reports, the Zeiss 135 may have less CA and sharper wide open, but do we really need sharper than 135L? Zeiss also costs double the current 135L street price and is heavier.