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Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2013, 05:17:49 PM »
Personally I'd rather go 17mm T&S for the T&S ability or Nikon 14-24 for the flexibility or Samayng to have enough money left to buy an A7R (and a samyang + a7r will deliver a more total detail than this zeiss on a 22MP 5D3 camera I'd bet) especially since I personally don't shoot ultra-wide often enough to easily justify zeiss money.

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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2013, 05:17:49 PM »

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Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2013, 10:32:16 AM »
One that TDP forgets to mention is the Samyang 14mm for $300! Lots of distortion but barely any CA and really quite sharp indeed (other than sometimes with fine details against bright white clouds), sometimes even sharper than well known L lenses.

I've ordered my copy of this (again) hopefully I'll be able to test it out on Monday. For ¥28,000 (less than 300 bucks) I don't really expect much other than the ability to shoot at 14mm (and have a little fun in the bargain!)

I have no interest in this Zeiss lens however. TDP even mentions the Zeiss some has coma, not ideal for stars. I heard the Samyang has one up in this regard.
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Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2013, 06:30:33 AM »
The Zeiss 15 is a wonderfully sharp Lens, I bought one a while back after seeing some of Sanj's Images with this Lens, love it, but. It's damn heavy, which you can live with, it's manual focus of course, again you can live with and I actually have grown to like Manual Focus Lenses again after buying this lens, but, what just seems dopy, is the non removable (without a lot of very scary effort) dumb assed Hood.

I eventually went and purchased the 17TSE (with the Wonderpana Filter Holder, so now I can use the 17 with all my Lee Filters, Yippee), now very seldom do I take the Zeiss out, I'de love to put the Zeiss 15 into my Underwater housing to replace the Canon 14f2.8 L II, but the dumb assed Hood precludes that. There isn't any doubt though that the Zeiss 15 is a much better Lens in all departments than the Canon 14, except for the dumb assed Hood.

Yeah I know about the lens hood. I was recently shooting underwater and just asked the producer to arrange for the housing, assuming the 5d3 and the Zeiss would fit. But it did not and we all had to wait for the rental house to send the Canon 14mm...

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Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2013, 09:12:58 PM »
I have no interest in this Zeiss lens however. TDP even mentions the Zeiss some has coma, not ideal for stars. I heard the Samyang has one up in this regard.
Actually, the Zeiss has very little coma, except in the extreme corners. Even then, it's not much. That's the main reason I bought the Zeiss (for star pics), after hiring and testing a couple of other lenses (a Canon 24mm f1.4 and a Zeiss 21mm). Plus the hard infinity stop makes distance shooting easy, day or night.
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Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2013, 09:31:44 AM »
I have no interest in this Zeiss lens however. TDP even mentions the Zeiss some has coma, not ideal for stars. I heard the Samyang has one up in this regard.
Actually, the Zeiss has very little coma, except in the extreme corners. Even then, it's not much. That's the main reason I bought the Zeiss (for star pics), after hiring and testing a couple of other lenses (a Canon 24mm f1.4 and a Zeiss 21mm). Plus the hard infinity stop makes distance shooting easy, day or night.

Hard infinity stop is definitely an advantage over the Samyang.  It hasn't hindered me, as I know where to focus to, but having more accuracy in the focus ring/distance meter would be a pleasant change.
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Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2013, 09:31:44 AM »