Take a drill and a deep breath.... mounting a Zeiss with Leitax

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP RemcoR Senior Member • Posts: 1,214
Re: Take a drill and a deep breath.... mounting a Zeiss with Leitax

So far I am very impressed with it. Manual focus at F1.7 is shall we say an art, but when nailed, this baby is sharp wide open like nothing I have seen (yet).

Please take a look at this pic (It was F1.7, all photo's show F2.4 as exif info) at max magnification:

https://picasaweb.google.com/RemcoRog/CarlZeissPlanarT50MmF17#5838246701348537506

I am planning to do some "head to head" tests against the Pentax SMC 35mm F2 AL. Both are impressive in their own right. The Zeiss, as the 35/F2, has its own distinct characteristics, quite different from anything I shot with Pentax.

And heck, just doesn't she look great?

RemcoR

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Pentax 35mm F2 AL Pentax 55-300mm 4-5.8
SMC Pentax 35-105mm F3.5 macro
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.7
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