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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #150 on: February 09, 2014, 10:51:42 AM »
... and here is No.2. Eyes are very much in focus, but the candle is not ... This is a situation where the Ec-S focusing screen probably would have made a difference.
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« Reply #150 on: February 09, 2014, 10:51:42 AM »

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #151 on: February 13, 2014, 01:51:38 PM »
It shows some pretty incredible IQ this lens, the color, contrast and punch is quite epic  ;D
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2014, 04:03:36 PM »
To keep it going ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #153 on: February 21, 2014, 04:28:49 PM »
My mantlepiece ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2014, 02:08:15 AM »
30 knots wind and way below freezing outside (again), with nothing better to do ...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #155 on: February 23, 2014, 06:47:51 PM »
I get the impression from your last posts a certain "Cabin Fever" element creeping in.

Still, good images in any case, I can see a toilet seat coming next.

Been raining non stop here in Jakarta since I arrived back, I've taken a load of images around the house as well with the Otus on the 1Dx, 5DMK III & A7R, waiting to get outside before I attempt to post anything, currently my Otus images all show signs of "Cabin Fever".
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #156 on: February 23, 2014, 07:50:56 PM »
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Wow!

Your lens takes really good pictures!

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #157 on: February 23, 2014, 11:29:06 PM »
I get the impression from your last posts a certain "Cabin Fever" element creeping in.

Still, good images in any case, I can see a toilet seat coming next.

Been raining non stop here in Jakarta since I arrived back, I've taken a load of images around the house as well with the Otus on the 1Dx, 5DMK III & A7R, waiting to get outside before I attempt to post anything, currently my Otus images all show signs of "Cabin Fever".
He he, spot on :) i hadn't thought of the toilet seat, but I was planning a series on utensils ;)
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #158 on: March 10, 2014, 09:39:13 PM »
These pictures look really great. I should seriously start saving money...
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #159 on: March 11, 2014, 03:24:14 AM »
These pictures look really great. I should seriously start saving money...
The only drawback of this lens is manual focus. But since you already have several MF lenses, you would enjoy all its positive sides. It is truly amazing!
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #160 on: March 12, 2014, 01:58:17 PM »
It may be that you must be a Norwegian, Swede, Canadian or Fin, to appreciate what feelings an image like this evokes.

After a dark wet autumn, with shorter and shorter days and darker and darker colors, we have been through howling winds, freezing temperatures and tons of snow. Within just over a week, most of the snow is gone (close to the coast) and the first flowers fight their way up through dead branches and leaves. A beautiful sight!

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2014, 12:04:30 AM »
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Wow!

Your lens takes really good pictures!

*He takes really good pictures!  :)

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #162 on: March 13, 2014, 03:54:58 AM »
It may be that you must be a Norwegian, Swede, Canadian or Fin, to appreciate what feelings an image like this evokes.

After a dark wet autumn, with shorter and shorter days and darker and darker colors, we have been through howling winds, freezing temperatures and tons of snow. Within just over a week, most of the snow is gone (close to the coast) and the first flowers fight their way up through dead branches and leaves. A beautiful sight!

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The bokeh is smooth.  I wonder how close the Sigma art 50mm will get to this.

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #163 on: March 13, 2014, 05:01:05 AM »
The bokeh is smooth.  I wonder how close the Sigma art 50mm will get to this.
I find it a bit strange that we have not seen (at least I have not) any image examples from the Sigma yet.

I must admit that this Sigma, to me at least, is the most interesting non-Canon or -Zeiss lens ever, so something to examine would be great. If they pull it off at a reasonable price, it must have consequences for the others.
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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #164 on: March 13, 2014, 05:09:09 AM »
The bokeh is smooth.  I wonder how close the Sigma art 50mm will get to this.
I find it a bit strange that we have not seen (at least I have not) any image examples from the Sigma yet.

I must admit that this Sigma, to me at least, is the most interesting non-Canon or -Zeiss lens ever, so something to examine would be great. If they pull it off at a reasonable price, it must have consequences for the others.

Agreed.  Well, they are known for long announcement periods, I think.

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Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« Reply #164 on: March 13, 2014, 05:09:09 AM »