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Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:33:34 AM »
This arrived this afternoon just before 1pm UK time:


new-toy by singingsnapper, on Flickr

From very early playing around it looks supersharp.  Need the weather to behave to have a real play and blowing a gale here. More like November than June!

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Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:33:34 AM »

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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 10:03:57 AM »
Here's a brief shot - handheld using Live View to focus (of course it's a manual focus lens) and zooming in.  Pretty sure I didn't nail it. This was lunch I made for my wife and I - Chargrilled Salmon with Kingprawns, scallops mussels on a bed of salad leaves with a dill dressing:

Canon 5D mk III Carl Zeiss ZE 35mm f/2 distagon at f/10 and 1/20 ISO 1600


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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 11:37:42 AM »
The rain finally stopped and grabbed this shot of the front of our car:

Canon 5D mk III Carl Zeiss ZE 35mm f/2 Distagon T* at f/16 and 1/25 ISO 250 converted in Silver efex pro 2


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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 04:22:23 PM »
f/10 and f/16 shots!?  Let's see some f/2 shots with manual focus  8)

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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 04:45:45 PM »
For some reason, I'm hungry and what time is lunch?
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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 05:05:42 PM »
f/10 and f/16 shots!?  Let's see some f/2 shots with manual focus  8)

I'll try some larger apertures tomorrow

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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 05:28:31 PM »
Thank-you for the photos.

I have the Zeiss 21 - absolutely stellar - and thinking about the 35mm down the line.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 07:06:06 PM »
Have you had an opportunity to try any video with it yet?  Looks very tempting.
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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 07:31:26 PM »
This arrived this afternoon just before 1pm UK time:


new-toy by singingsnapper, on Flickr

From very early playing around it looks supersharp.  Need the weather to behave to have a real play and blowing a gale here. More like November than June!

I just got my Zeiss today!   But no hood. Good source for a knock-off hood?
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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 07:38:15 PM »
This arrived this afternoon just before 1pm UK time:


new-toy by singingsnapper, on Flickr

From very early playing around it looks supersharp.  Need the weather to behave to have a real play and blowing a gale here. More like November than June!

I just got my Zeiss today!   But no hood. Good source for a knock-off hood?

Haven't a clue unfortunately.  It has a completely circular hood which is made from metal (as is the barrel of the lens).  Really solid build quality and I love the feel of the focus grip.  Great lens

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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 07:40:24 PM »
Have you had an opportunity to try any video with it yet?  Looks very tempting.

I've actually never used any of my Canon's (5D2, 7D 5D3) for video. I have a professional JVC video camera - not a huge one though, fairly compact CCD one.

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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 08:30:05 PM »
I want that lunch - do you do long distance deliveries?
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2012, 08:49:27 PM »
I saw this review in dpreview and have been looking for a zeiss lens for video, hence my interest:

For the growing number of photographers and videographers using DSLR’s for movie making, the Distagon T* 2/35 ZE is one of four prime lenses making a core set, joining the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE, Planar T* 1.4/50 ZE and Planar T* 1.4/85 ZE. These lenses are well suited for HD video applications due not only to their exceptional image quality, but for the smooth focus and long focus rotations.
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 10:35:19 PM »
I saw this review in dpreview and have been looking for a zeiss lens for video, hence my interest:

For the growing number of photographers and videographers using DSLR’s for movie making, the Distagon T* 2/35 ZE is one of four prime lenses making a core set, joining the Distagon T* 2/28 ZE, Planar T* 1.4/50 ZE and Planar T* 1.4/85 ZE. These lenses are well suited for HD video applications due not only to their exceptional image quality, but for the smooth focus and long focus rotations.

They absolutely are, after a year of shooting with L glass I used some Zeiss glass on the last shoot I did and I don't think I can go back to Canon for video now.  I got the 21, 50, and 100 but am going to pick up the 25 f/2, 35 f/2, and 85 1.4 once I sell my Canon glass. 

The throw on the focus ring is amazing and smooth as butter.  With the Canon glass, like the 135 f/2 for example, at larger apertures if you barely move the focus ring it will throw the subject out of focus, but the Zeiss gives you more room.  And they breathe a lot less which is always a plus.  Aside from that, the are built like bricks, the optics are just beautiful, and the color rendition is very accurate (required much less CC than Canon glass and the colors match better from lens to lens). 
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Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 10:59:31 PM »

They absolutely are, after a year of shooting with L glass I used some Zeiss glass on the last shoot I did and I don't think I can go back to Canon for video now.  I got the 21, 50, and 100 but am going to pick up the 25 f/2, 35 f/2, and 85 1.4 once I sell my Canon glass. 

This is the kind of information I'm looking for. I've seen all kinds of websites touting this Zeiss lens or that but I don't want to drop that kind of money without some "consumer" feedback on them. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 10:59:31 PM »