Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100
Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:41
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 15:49
Update: here are more images, closeup, middle distance and far, all Zeiss 2/100 except the first lizard.
The penultimate image on the Various group shows purple fringing, which I could have easily fixed. I was shooting right in the direction of the sun, so it looks better than I was expecting.
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 20:09
I currently use it on my D2x, and have not taken any shots on my F5 yet.
From the results, it's an incredible performer! Smooth out of focus areas and stunningly sharp even at f/2.
The only criticism I have (excluding the price), is that it doesn't have perfectly rounded aperture blades.
Yeah, they are rounded, but luckily in real world samples I can't really see any effects of this.
It's a fussy lens to focus, especially at wider apertures.
The results will show the tiniest error is focus.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 13:36
Here now some 1:1 crops:
I would rate that a top notch lens and one of the sharpest I ever laid hands on.
The bit purple fringing (highlights at #10,11) disappears from f2.8/f4 onwards
completely. The only little downside is the focus to max 1:2 (0.5x) and not to
1:1 (1x). Focusing is a breeze and sharp focus really pops into your face at f2.
"Seize the day"
Posted 02 October 2009 - 15:18
designed as an Apo lens. In my daily work with it I hardly noticed that however.
"Seize the day"
Posted 02 October 2009 - 15:26
castle ("Windeck") ca 1000 meters (3000ft) away. Left to right and top to bottom
well, I guess the sweet spot would be f4 - f5.6, although pretty sharp already wide open
"Seize the day"
Posted 02 October 2009 - 16:37
Here is another infinity test
It is easy to miss the focus on one's subject.
Especially for this test, focusing on that central tree was quite tricky for the f/2 shot... its easy to focus on the mountains without really noticing it through the viewfinder. Thank goodness for image playback on the LCD...
Posted 14 February 2010 - 20:36
Finally got something fun - on my D40, expo'd for color balance the kittens were in a floor level cabinet in our florescent lit bathroom. I was @f2, iso200, no flash. (3X a charm - sorry Dallas)
Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:31
Posted 24 September 2010 - 17:22
The worst bit is how hard it is to nail focus. But that's only the photographers fault.
I'll let the images speak now; all shot with D700 and there's EXIF in there for those that are interested in the details.
Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:23
If you like this lens, you'll love the 50mm/f2 macro as well -- another remarkable lens.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 18:02
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