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Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
wow, wow, wow!

http://zeissimages.com/showreplies.php?qid=950

It does make me even more anxious to see what Sigma and this 135mm 1.8 OS might offer.
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« on: April 22, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 04:56:51 PM »
Looks to be a great lens, but it still has no AF, weighs a lot (2.02 lb), and costs double the current 135L price  :'(

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 06:04:16 PM »
I want one! Droll!!

Problem is, I want too many new lenses!! LOL!! 8)
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 06:52:04 PM »
I'm too lazy for MF  :(
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 07:07:03 PM »
Looks to be a great lens, but it still has no AF, weighs a lot (2.02 lb), and costs double the current 135L price  :'(

Plus...there is now the new (promising) Auto-Focusing Sigma 135mm f/1.8 with image stabilization....Could be a winner and will definitely be less expensive than the Zeiss. We will not have to wait too long to find out, apparently.
The Zeiss does look like an impressively sharp lens with great contrast and beautiful bokeh! WOW!
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 07:54:22 PM »
Looks to be a great lens, but it still has no AF, weighs a lot (2.02 lb), and costs double the current 135L price  :'(

So it'll cost as much as the next Canon 135L then? Joking, I kid. I kid. No really.

Joking aside, I'd love to get some Zeiss glass, but just too expensive for me and for what I normally do. So, perhaps some day...
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 08:12:52 PM »
After using a Zeiss for the past few months (on a 5D3), the MF is less of a hassle than I realised. For the price of the IQ, it's worth it :)
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 08:12:52 PM »

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 08:39:55 PM »
well, depending on what you shoot, it might not matter.

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 08:59:34 PM »
well, depending on what you shoot, it might not matter.
True. Most of my work with Zeiss lenses has been landscape or portrait. I'd go nuts trying to do BIF with them :)
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 09:55:58 PM »
After using a Zeiss for the past few months (on a 5D3), the MF is less of a hassle than I realised. For the price of the IQ, it's worth it :)

If you don't mind me asking, are you doing straight viewfinder focus? Using red light focus confirm? Live view?

I ask because I rented a Zeiss 35 f2 last summer and I LOVED it but I found I was missing shots a bit using the focus confirm. I go back and forth on buying one because I'm sure I'll get better at it but... you never know. :) Thanks

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 10:14:04 PM »
It would be great to own one one day, but I don't see well enough to manually focus and being a hobbyist it would probably not be reasonable for me to put that money into a lens.

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 10:14:55 PM »
Mr. bean...I see that the only Zeiss Lens that you have in your quiver is the new 15mm.  Nice choice...that would also be one of the easiest to manually focus..(I am saving for that lens...it looks wonderful)...but hand-holding and focusing this 135mm would be a whole different challenge! 
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 10:22:15 PM »
The focus ring will work great for video. Just like their 35 does. Hard stops. Smooth focus...

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 10:25:43 PM »
Pictures look good. Is it the camera or the lens? JUST KIDDING.......... :) :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 11:45:31 PM »
Mr. bean...I see that the only Zeiss Lens that you have in your quiver is the new 15mm.  Nice choice...that would also be one of the easiest to manually focus..(I am saving for that lens...it looks wonderful)...but hand-holding and focusing this 135mm would be a whole different challenge!
True, it has some latitude, but I've hired a few Zeiss lenses over the past 6 months. "Try before I leap off that fiscal cliff" was my thinking :)

If you don't mind me asking, are you doing straight viewfinder focus? Using red light focus confirm? Live view?

I ask because I rented a Zeiss 35 f2 last summer and I LOVED it but I found I was missing shots a bit using the focus confirm. I go back and forth on buying one because I'm sure I'll get better at it but... you never know. :) Thanks
If its the Nikon mount (with adapter), either a bit of a guess or Live View. If its the Canon mount, the focus confirm in the view finder. The focus confirm does have a bit of latitude in it, I must admit.

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 11:45:31 PM »