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Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:22:46 PM »

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B&H has limited stock of the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T* for Canon in stock and ready to ship.


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Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:22:46 PM »

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 07:31:45 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.
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 07:44:48 PM »
Would be nice if this has AF. I love my 35mm f2 Zeiss on my RX1 - solid & sharp.

Will wait for rumor Sigma Art 135mm f1.8 OS ;D
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 07:51:00 PM »
Would be nice if this has AF. I love my 35mm f2 Zeiss on my RX1 - solid & sharp.

Will wait for rumor Sigma Art 135mm f1.8 OS ;D

Hi Dylan777, but I think (not sure) the Sigma Art 135 f/1.8 is designed for APSC ?? I use FF (Except I do still have a 1DMK IV), so may not be of much use on FF, but I do own the Sigma Art 35f/1.4 and I find that a very good Lens.
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 07:57:43 PM »
Would be nice if this has AF. I love my 35mm f2 Zeiss on my RX1 - solid & sharp.

Will wait for rumor Sigma Art 135mm f1.8 OS ;D

Hi Dylan777, but I think (not sure) the Sigma Art 135 f/1.8 is designed for APSC ?? I use FF (Except I do still have a 1DMK IV), so may not be of much use on FF, but I do own the Sigma Art 35f/1.4 and I find that a very good Lens.

In Sigma Langua DC=APSC, DG=FF so the party is on!

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 08:55:39 PM »
Would be nice if this has AF. I love my 35mm f2 Zeiss on my RX1 - solid & sharp.

Will wait for rumor Sigma Art 135mm f1.8 OS ;D

Hi Dylan777, but I think (not sure) the Sigma Art 135 f/1.8 is designed for APSC ?? I use FF (Except I do still have a 1DMK IV), so may not be of much use on FF, but I do own the Sigma Art 35f/1.4 and I find that a very good Lens.

In Sigma Langua DC=APSC, DG=FF so the party is on!

...except, of course, that the Sigma lens is only a rumor, with no official announcement from Sigma.

(Which, incidentally, is exactly how Canon should have handled the 200-400 but didn't....)

Cheers,

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #6 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. 
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 08:57:01 PM »

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 08:58:29 PM »
Would be nice if this has AF. I love my 35mm f2 Zeiss on my RX1 - solid & sharp.

Will wait for rumor Sigma Art 135mm f1.8 OS ;D

Hi Dylan777, but I think (not sure) the Sigma Art 135 f/1.8 is designed for APSC ?? I use FF (Except I do still have a 1DMK IV), so may not be of much use on FF, but I do own the Sigma Art 35f/1.4 and I find that a very good Lens.

In Sigma Langua DC=APSC, DG=FF so the party is on!

...except, of course, that the Sigma lens is only a rumor, with no official announcement from Sigma.

(Which, incidentally, is exactly how Canon should have handled the 200-400 but didn't....)

Cheers,

b&

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 09:15:16 PM »
Would be nice if this has AF. I love my 35mm f2 Zeiss on my RX1 - solid & sharp.

Will wait for rumor Sigma Art 135mm f1.8 OS ;D

Hi Dylan777, but I think (not sure) the Sigma Art 135 f/1.8 is designed for APSC ?? I use FF (Except I do still have a 1DMK IV), so may not be of much use on FF, but I do own the Sigma Art 35f/1.4 and I find that a very good Lens.

In Sigma Langua DC=APSC, DG=FF so the party is on!

...except, of course, that the Sigma lens is only a rumor, with no official announcement from Sigma.

(Which, incidentally, is exactly how Canon should have handled the 200-400 but didn't....)

Cheers,

b&

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2013, 12:16:48 AM »
Too expensive. Pass. I rather use 2k to hire model every week

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 01:44:44 AM »
Camera porn! I love Zeiss!
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 03:26:57 AM »
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.

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At wide aperatures and portrait ranges the DOF with a 135mm are razor thin.  Manual focus would be a difficult and time consuming.  I'm extremely happy with my Canon 135L, I can easily ignore this lens when/if it does go into production.
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 05:15:04 AM »
Manual focus is NOT difficult with the Zeiss - as long as the subject is not moving of course - even on distant subjects, because it is amazingly clear wide open. It pops in the viewfinder more than with any other lens I have ever used.

Lloyd Chambers has tested it against the 135L. Yes it is better corrected and sharper, especially at wider apertures. But it's only the beginning of the story. The Zeiss is a new design which will do justice to the future high MP sensors, likely more than the 135L is capable of.

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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 06:28:33 AM »
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/04/zeiss-ze-135mm-f2-vs-canon-135mm-f2l

From Roger at lens rentals....

A short review of these two lenses.
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Re: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE in Stock at B&H
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 07:33:05 AM »

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In Sigma Langua DC=APSC, DG=FF so the party is on!
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...except, of course, that the Sigma lens is only a rumor, with no official announcement from Sigma.

(Which, incidentally, is exactly how Canon should have handled the 200-400 but didn't....)

Cheers,

b&
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