Carl Zeiss Flektagon 35 2.4 on Z7

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SimonOL Senior Member • Posts: 1,956
Re: Carl Zeiss Flektagon 35 2.4 on Z7

steppenwolfer wrote:

I finally decided to get M42 adapter for Nikon Z. Finally adapter arrived and I went for a walk yesterday to try it out. It has been a long time since I used manual lens and I find infinity stop really great feature. Now I understand people complaining about this on modern focus wire lenses. Naturally it is completely another matter to catch 4 year old, which is unable to stay still for more than half second. Especially If I want to take photo with wide open lens.

Anyway, here are 3 examples, taken at infinity at f8 (photos developed from RAW with C1pro 21 with defaults and sunny WB):

To me lens seems really sharp in center and loose sharpness about half way (~60%) from center. But all in all, I could easily use this lens for my photography, as long as no pixel peeping is involved.

The Flektagon is renowned for it's close-focus ability, less so for performance at infinity although it does OK.

You may find you get better results fine-tuning focus at infinity rather than relying on the hard stop. Most adapters aren't 100% precise and allow you to focus past infinity so just focusing a fraction before the hard stop often works better

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