1.4 / 58 hast just been tested on Lenstip

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RBFresno
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Like?
Really nice (and I'm not particularly a cat lover!).
In reply to alexeysam, 7 months ago

alexeysam wrote:

Just a few cat-photos examples of how this "crappy" lens actually draws:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanleong23/12011536894/in/set-72157639433310263/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanleong23/12098114486/in/set-72157639433310263/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanleong23/12189773616/in/set-72157639433310263/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanleong23/12189708993/in/set-72157639433310263/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanleong23/12234277603/in/set-72157639433310263/lightbox/

HI!

These are really lovely (and I don't particularly care for cats)!

Part of the issue with the 58 1.4 it seems, is that it doesn't excel across the board at everything. That may be important to some, but not others....

But, for the right uses, in the right hands, I've seen enough to conclude that it can produce striking images, some of which would be hard to match with most of the other 50'ish offerings.

By the way, the lenses that I own that I would say function at a high level for many types of uses might be the 200VR, Zeiss 100/2 (yes, even if it can have significant CA at wide apertures in some situations) and the Zeiss 135.

The Zeiss 100 in particular, excels at macro (well, 1:2 anyway), landscapes, portraits, as well as other uses; even the occasional lucky shot with a fast moving target and/or wildlife :

Nikon D3 ,Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF
1/5000s f/2.8 at 100.0mm iso800

Nikon D3 ,Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF
1/500s f/5.6 at 100.0mm iso1600

RB

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