d800e - and now Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar in my hands

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
jdrpc
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Re: Pity Zeiss does not decide to offer a 200mm or a 300mm
In reply to Jane79, Apr 6, 2013

Jane79 wrote:

jdrpc wrote:

I wrote to them several occasions, apparently, out of the question!

Only the very expensive zoom, I'd love to have, if I could...

As much as I like Zeiss, I don't think they could compete with Nikon and Canon in the supertele segment. There's a lot of experience and know-how involved in building these very large lenses, image stabilization and super-fast AF included. Nikon and Canon superteles have reached a very high standard both optically and regarding IS and AF with the 200/f2 and the 300/f2.8 lenses probably being the best of them all.

Again, I know what I am talking about... Having used several 200mm versions from Nikon, both Primes and zooms, I now settled for the Gem of the teles, the Voigtlander SL APO 180mm f/4.

The most amazing lens I've ever set my eyes on! Even doing Macro with Extension Tubes...

Here:

http://www.pbase.com/jdrpc/image/149532400

http://www.pbase.com/jdrpc/image/149530941

http://www.pbase.com/jdrpc/image/149469124

http://www.pbase.com/jdrpc/image/146853954

Fantastic, so I'd love to see what a Zeiss would do!

I know the zoom is amazing, but the price.... Impossible!!!!

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