Your thoughts: Zeiss 135mm or 70-200mm f/4 + 28mm f/1.8?

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Denis of Whidbey Island
Denis of Whidbey Island OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,135
Re: Your thoughts: Zeiss 135mm or 70-200mm f/4 + 28mm f/1.8?

Jay A wrote:

Not sure this is going to answer your question but I can say that I do own one Zeiss right now (50MP) and have shot with others (35F2, 100F2) and I do own the 70-200F4. I can say that the 70-200F4 is the best zoom I have ever shot with and this includes the 24-70F2.8. I wouldn't wager a guess as to whether or not the 135 Zeiss is going to be a better choice than the zoom as I have not shot with it, but again I CAN say the zoom is superb. Given a choice between it and the 100F2, unless I am shooting in very low light levels, I would take the zoom, it's that good.


Thank you for sharing that experience. This would be an easier decision right now were the Zeiss 135 actually available right now. But the more reports of the excellence of the 70-200, the more I edge toward pulling the trigger on it. Your experience with the 100mm Zeiss and the 70-200mm has greater relevance than I had hoped for.

Denis

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