People photos with the Zeiss 85 mm f/2 ZM Sonnar

Started Jan 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ashwinrao1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,723
People photos with the Zeiss 85 mm f/2 ZM Sonnar

So far so good. One issue with the lens is a high degree of purple fringing, but it's easily corrected in post. Sean Reid suggested this in his review from a couple of years back, but I think the production sample, like his pre-production sample, does have this problem. Otherwise, the rendering is quite "rich", and reminds me of the ZM C-Sonnar 50 mm f/1.5....Skin tones and transition to OOF is very unique and "calming" to my eyes...

Some B&W conversions

Some Color shots (also modified from neutral RAW)

Stopped down:

A bit blown out:

This is going to be a great portrait lens, once I get around to doing more of that. Hope all's well:

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