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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2013, 03:28:53 AM »
And a small note; I still have not received a confirmed delivery date for the Otus 55/1.4, so I will not be able to post anything of interest for a while yet. Have any of you others who placed an order recieved the lens or a confirmation on date?
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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2013, 03:28:53 AM »

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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2013, 11:12:53 AM »
I hope this lens is a good sign from Zeiss that Canon is ready to release a high MP DSLR in the nearest future.

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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2013, 12:33:49 PM »
Holy cow, grats! Can't wait to see some images produced from it..
I just sold my 50L and bought a Zeiss 50 f2 Makro and LOVE LOVE LOVE it to bits. I've never used manual focus prior, but after seeing the images from my Zeiss, I couldn't care less about no auto focus, plus it allows me to slow down a tad and channel my creativity rather than run and gun photos. And if I were shooting photos of fast moving subjects, such as kids, I'd just use my 24-70 ii or 70-200 is ii as I'd need more DOF anyway.


I gave my 50L up for a 50mm f/2 Makro as well and have not regretted it. There have been a few times that I missed that creamy bokeh from the 50L but overall I find the Zeiss far superior.
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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #78 on: October 29, 2013, 03:44:12 PM »
Has anyone received a confirmed delivery date yet? I´m told I can´t expect to have it until December ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2013, 11:55:54 PM »
Well, I confess to being one of the idiots, paying obscene amounts of money for a manual focus lens. I just ordered one and I am really looking forward to get my hands on it  ;D

For those of you who don't want it and don't understand how anyone else would want it, go and do something else than irritate yourselves on this thread. And for the record, I do use AF on most of my other lenses ...

What body will you be using it on, and for what subject matter?  D800E would be a no-brainer...
He he, this is of course where I show my trust in Canon  ::)

At the moment I have the 1DX and 5DIII, so none of them will test this lens to its limits. But I expect Canon to step up to the challenge and deliver a high megapixel body, with improved DR(!!) in the near future. Today Sony, Nikon, Sigma and even Leica provides higher resolution FF sensor, with better DR, than Canon.  Canon is the market leader (volume and financial performance) today, but it might be that they should look at what happened to Nokia and is about to happened to iPhone and a long list of other market leaders when they fell asleep at the weel, fat and self content.

I actually thought of buying an 800E body, just to see and get the immediate effect of improved resolution and DR, but I have too much invested in Canon glass and I want full compatibility between my bodies and lenses. I cross my fingers and hope that we will see a 3D/5DIV body with +40MP sensor during 2014. I doubt we will see a 1DXI in that perspective. In the mean time I’ll practice my manual focusing skills  :P

PS! Canon; My patience (and several with me) has an expiration date you should be concerned with!

What Leica sensor has better DR and resolution than Canon?  This is news to me.

Frankly, my advice would be for you to buy an 800E and use it on this lens, then sell both and buy the Canon mount version, when the Canon body comes out.  Otherwise it's kind of a waste.  You could even pick up a used 800E body and sell it for what you paid for it, to offset the loss you would take on selling the ZF mount Zeiss, and buying another ZE mount. 

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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2013, 01:07:22 AM »
The new Leica M has a 24MP sensor.

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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2013, 06:18:16 AM »
Sample images on lenstip:
http://www.lenstip.com/2067-news-Zeiss_Otus_55_mm_f_1.4_-_sample_images.html

As always, the guys over there managed to make them look like crap :)

BTW, am I the only one who finds the new design like Viagra, but the fluo-yellow engravings like bromide?

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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2013, 06:20:28 AM »
Sample images on lenstip:
http://www.lenstip.com/2067-news-Zeiss_Otus_55_mm_f_1.4_-_sample_images.html

As always, the guys over there managed to make them look like crap :)

BTW, am I the only one who finds the new design like Viagra, but the fluo-yellow engravings like bromide?

What´s Viagra??  ::)
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Re: Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review by B&H Photo
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2013, 06:20:28 AM »