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Eldar

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #105 on: December 26, 2013, 03:21:28 PM »
Ahhh Eldar, I sure do envy you. Your whole lens lineup is like any Canon fans wet dream. Glad you're liking the Otus, might have to rent it one of these days : )
Hehe, getting old has its advantages ;)

If the focal length suits you, you should definitely try this lens. It is absolutely awesome!
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2014, 12:56:55 PM »
I have been waiting to see images shot with this lens for over a month now. The only ones I have seen so far are the ones I have posted myself.

It seem to be backordered all over the place, but there must be more CR members who has it. Please post images and share your thoughts and experiences with this lens.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2014, 01:22:07 PM »
I have been waiting to see images shot with this lens for over a month now. The only ones I have seen so far are the ones I have posted myself.

It seem to be backordered all over the place, but there must be more CR members who has it. Please post images and share your thoughts and experiences with this lens.
I'd like to see more, too, but you're free to share additional photos for the rest of us to see :)
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2014, 04:56:06 PM »
I have been waiting to see images shot with this lens for over a month now. The only ones I have seen so far are the ones I have posted myself.

It seem to be backordered all over the place, but there must be more CR members who has it. Please post images and share your thoughts and experiences with this lens.

then you have not been looking around, Fred Miranda, Dpreview, there are plenty of Otus pictures, I have had mine now for over  a month.
Since you´ve had it for a month I assume you have loads of images to share. I´m looking forward to see them and read your thoughts about the lens.

I have read most of the reviews and seen most of the images, including Miranda and Dpreview. But I´d like to see what the CR community got out of it.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #109 on: February 01, 2014, 03:38:07 AM »
I´m afraid I don´t have much interesting to share, but to keep it going ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #110 on: February 01, 2014, 03:39:33 AM »
Here´s one more. At least there are a couple of pixel peeping points here ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #111 on: February 01, 2014, 03:49:54 AM »
For pixel peeping and bokeh ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #112 on: February 01, 2014, 04:03:57 AM »
Here´s the local lion crying out for better service ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2014, 02:48:42 PM »
For pixel peeping and bokeh ...
1DX, 1/3200s, f2, ISO100
Since you asked...I took a look at the photo at 100% - WOW - the eye lashes, peach fuzz on the cheeks, and fibers in the fabric are all razor sharp and the bokeh is really soft.  You certainly get what you pay for :)
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #114 on: February 01, 2014, 06:59:16 PM »
@Nalle Puh: great pictures!
The Otus is good, and so are you!

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #115 on: February 01, 2014, 07:32:34 PM »
That's good stuff!  The lens draws beautifully.

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #116 on: February 01, 2014, 08:23:54 PM »
Nalle (Winne the Poo, by the way). I am glad to see your posts. This lens is beyond anything I have ever seen. That´s why i´d like to see more real life experiences from the CR community. I must admit that the only thing on my mind today is how I can get an optimal manual focus setup with this and the expected Otus lenses.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #117 on: February 01, 2014, 10:48:38 PM »
Otus at F-1,4

I don't think I have seen a cabinet knob look so good, there is no doubt that in the right hand's that this lens performs like no other, smashing photos!

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #118 on: February 02, 2014, 03:12:34 AM »
It's a seriously bold claim from Sigma that they're going after the Otus with the 50 Art. But after owning the Zeiss 50 f2 I know once and for all, I can never use MF. So if the Sigma is about as sharp as the 50 f2.0 and have better AF than the 50 L, it will sell boatloads and be my favorite.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #119 on: February 03, 2014, 06:35:48 AM »
By a stroke of luck Im getting my ZE today.... In 10 minutes.

Right before Im off to Norway for four days.

So Ill be testing it out extensively in both photo and canon raw video... Really looking forward to this beast!
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #119 on: February 03, 2014, 06:35:48 AM »