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

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar in my hands-- Mine too!
In reply to orchidblooms, Apr 19, 2013

orchidblooms wrote:

Huge thanks to Zeiss USA

The Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar in my hands today - makes up for the 10 month wait for the 15 zf.2

I will be shooting with this lens all weekend / d800e starting this evening -

Lots of glass in this lens - it is beautiful and i can see immediatly it will be much easier than the zeiss 100 makro-planer to focus... much longer throw...

are there any considerations - type of shots folks would like to see this run thru?

i will do my best to run this beauty thru the paces

i can see this lens will be 'bright' and will really bring my images to light!


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Phillip "Iggy" Murphy http://phillipmurphy.com
ILM Sandra Murphy - "The Orchid Lady" http://orchidblooms.com


Just returned from an out of town trip and the Zeiss 135 was waiting at home for me!.

Not much light at midnight , but a few quick indoor tests in artificial light against the Zeiss 100/2,suggests I'm going to like the 135/2

Unfortunately have to work tomorrow, but looking forward to sharing samples soon. Probably won't have time to shoot much until the weekend....

I was a little miffed that the 135/2 was delivered a few days after I had left for New Orleans, so I had to 'suffer' with my 100/2:

Nikon D4 ,Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF
1/800s f/2.0 at 100.0mm iso400


Best regards,



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