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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2013, 09:15:03 PM »
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2013, 09:55:39 PM »
I agree wit Horshack, my next 50mm will most likely be a new Art Series Sigma AF Lens, (I currently own their current 50mm f/1.4 as I feel it is best for my needs I based on the other lackluster offerings out there).  I am glad to know that there is perfection out there without AF...but I can't justify that kind of coin for a manual focus 50mm lens.
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2013, 10:32:06 PM »
I am glad to know that there is perfection out there without AF...but I can't justify that kind of coin for a manual focus 50mm lens.

Agreed.  I *might* entertain buying that Zeiss some day at that price IF it had AF, period. 
And it still doesn't go to f/1.2, i.e. 50L Mk II (hopefully soon).

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 10:53:13 PM »
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I understand this lens does not autofocus in the traditional sense.

However, I hear each lens includes a dedicated personal assistant -- an unclothed 19-year-old woman who sets the focus for you. She does not always get it right, but you don't really notice.

I'm going out first thing in the morning and buy a few lottery tickets; surely I'll win.

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2013, 11:02:07 PM »
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I understand this lens does not autofocus in the traditional sense.

However, I hear each lens includes a dedicated personal assistant -- an unclothed 19-year-old woman who sets the focus for you. She does not always get it right, but you don't really notice.

Of course, after a year, she leaves you and takes half your gear.

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2013, 11:02:18 PM »
It'll be very interesting to see some real world tests on this lens. If the resolution is high enough to justify the cost maybe others will respond with competing lenses, and hopefully it'll help push the megapixel war machine back into gear.

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 03:09:19 AM »
FINALLY!  ;D

The wait is over, too bad I spent my money for it on the 200 f2 because they took to d@mn long to release it... New savings account started, marked 55.

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 03:09:19 AM »


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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2013, 03:52:29 AM »
Expect the Zeis to be manual focus and to deliver outstanding image quality. If you think the Zeis lenses are too highly priced then they're simply not for you.

Pre-release review:
http://diglloyd.com/articles/ZeissZ/ZeissZ-Otus-55f1_4.html

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 04:01:51 AM »
Expect the Zeis to be manual focus and to deliver outstanding image quality. If you think the Zeis lenses are too highly priced then they're simply not for you.

Pre-release review:
http://diglloyd.com/articles/ZeissZ/ZeissZ-Otus-55f1_4.html


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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 04:08:47 AM »
Expect the Zeis to be manual focus and to deliver outstanding image quality. If you think the Zeis lenses are too highly priced then they're simply not for you.

If you compare f.ex price per weight then Zeiss's are not priced too much over Canon announcement prices.  ;D

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 04:46:52 AM »
>I cannot see how this price can be correct. Truly dumbfounding. I think Sigma is going to embarrass the S___
>out of Zeiss when they update their 50mm f/1.4.

I don't think so.

And, as long as people buy Leica lenses for $6999 with lower IQ... everything is possible ;)
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 04:56:14 AM »
I have had an opportunity to play with it for a while and it worth every penny..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/janpolacek/8682080182/in/set-72157633336606129

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 04:56:14 AM »

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2013, 05:28:49 AM »
Look like we got some Zeiss employees on Canon site  8)

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 05:33:52 AM »
I have had an opportunity to play with it for a while and it worth every penny..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/janpolacek/8682080182/in/set-72157633336606129

sorry but what exactly in this images justifies the price?
i see nothing you could not do with a cheaper 50mm 1.4.
 
maybe it´s because you resized the images and in the originals the quality is more prominent.

i do believe the zeiss is great .. just not 4000$ great.


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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 05:33:52 AM »