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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2013, 06:08:31 AM »
Very high quality lens,but imagine how expensive it would be if it had A.F and I.S..  for this money I prefer medium format which offers leaf shutters ,A.F and superior viewfinder.Another aspect of this that would put me off buying it is the weight,2.2lbs for a manual focus 55mm prime lens is a bit on the heavy side..
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2013, 07:12:47 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.

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

Aloof comment, above. ::)
...but the Zeiss does look to be IMPRESSIVE.
It would not be of much use in a high action environment, though.
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2013, 08:05:18 AM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/748876-REG/Hasselblad_3023052_Wide_Angle_HC_50mm_II_F_3_5.html   the superb HC50mm mk2 which also has autofocus and leaf shutters is only 650dollars more than the Zeiss at B&H.. No chance of me buying the Zeiss at that money..the Zeiss is obviously going to be a good low light lens and for dedicated Canon or Nikon shooters it might be worth the money but I would prefer to wait and see what Sigma and Canon do next before handing over 4k
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2013, 09:04:01 AM »
to ridiculous pricing. This ain't crack folks, you can do without this lens until the price HAS to be re-adjusted. Besides, success selling high prices for this brand encourages others to raise their prices.
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2013, 09:16:24 AM »
Maybe after this Canon will start charging 4000 for their lenses

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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2013, 09:37:13 AM »
to ridiculous pricing. This ain't crack folks, you can do without this lens until the price HAS to be re-adjusted. Besides, success selling high prices for this brand encourages others to raise their prices.

plus.. it´s really overkill for the usual 2000x1300 pixel flickr images. :D

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2013, 09:54:33 AM »
"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another.  I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of.  I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images.  By the way, this lens doesn't even cost as much as my coffee machine (La Cimbali).  That may be ridiculous to some, but more than worthwhile for me (the coffee machine, that is). 

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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2013, 09:54:33 AM »

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2013, 10:04:00 AM »
"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another.  I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of.  I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images.  By the way, this lens doesn't even cost as much as my coffee machine (La Cimbali).  That may be ridiculous to some, but more than worthwhile for me (the coffee machine, that is).

Right on brother!

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2013, 10:07:57 AM »
"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another.  I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of.  I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images.

by the way.... the question with such stuff always is.. do you need the skills of the photographer or the lens to shot those pictures?   ;)
 

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Re: Just Say No!!
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2013, 10:10:48 AM »
to ridiculous pricing. This ain't crack folks, you can do without this lens until the price HAS to be re-adjusted. Besides, success selling high prices for this brand encourages others to raise their prices.

Ridiculous?

Check the price for other Canon EF lenses made by Zeis:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?sts=ta&Ns=p_PRICE_2|1&N=0&srtclk=sort&Ntt=zeiss+for+canon

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2013, 10:45:12 AM »
"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another.  I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of.  I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images.

by the way.... the question with such stuff always is.. do you need the skills of the photographer or the lens to shot those pictures?   ;)

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2013, 11:25:54 AM »
You do not understand. When you buy this super duper lens, you get an appointment with the best eye doctor in the world, and you get a pair of glasses that make your eyes super duper, to adjust manual focus with high precision. With this glasses in your eyes, you can even see the bacteria reproducing in sweat groom when he steps on the church door.
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2013, 12:00:08 PM »
And don't misunderstand, I'm not saying you've got to buy it to justify your manhood.

no, because for that you have a coffee machine.  ;)  ;D

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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2013, 12:02:46 PM »
Just received an e-mail from Adorama. The lens is officially announced and is priced at $3,990 U.S. I think I'll take a pass.
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Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon Availability Coming in the Next 24 Hours? [CR2]
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2013, 12:05:10 PM »
It's good to see that they made the Canon version focus in the Canon direction and the Nikon version focus in the Nikon direction. 

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