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Canon 35f1.4L vs Zeiss 35f1.4 ZE
« on: June 04, 2012, 08:37:40 PM »
I'm trying to decide between these 2 and its really hard.

I love fast primes obviously both are built really well high quality
similar price, the L obviously has the advantage of AF over the zeiss and a little cheaper
no focus breathing on the zeiss is nice and hard stop infinity focus is also nice
i would use this lens on my 5Dmk2 mostly so MF isnt a problem really since i use a brightscreen on that body
my sigma 85mm is almost glued on to the 5Dmk3 now

any one have both? opinions?
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Canon 35f1.4L vs Zeiss 35f1.4 ZE
« on: June 04, 2012, 08:37:40 PM »

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Re: Canon 35f1.4L vs Zeiss 35f1.4 ZE
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 11:44:38 PM »
The Canon is a great lens, but according to TDP, the Zeiss is slightly sharper from f/1.4 to about 2.8, where the Canon catches up to the Zeiss in sharpness.  I got the 35L because I wanted AF and use it mostly taking pictures of family, especially kids that are almost always on the move.

If you are looking to make a decision soon and are willing to work with a MF lens, then the Ziess is the way to go.  But of course, everything could change when/if Canon comes out with the 35L II.

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Re: Canon 35f1.4L vs Zeiss 35f1.4 ZE
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 11:44:38 PM »