Carl Zeiss Flektagon 35 2.4 on Z7

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Rico Schiekel
Rico Schiekel Regular Member • Posts: 425
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.

Very nice photos. 😄 I like the Flektogon a lot and actually should use it more often. 🙈

For landscapes it can work but it's not that good. As you said about 2/3 from the center and the lens starts to lose sharpness.

I think here it worked well though but it's not always the case:

most likely f/8 or even a f/11

The bokeh on distance can be a bit nervous and funny as you might see here:

between f/2.4 and f/4 I guess

already better because the focus point was much closer

But for closeups (macros) it's beautiful:

very sharp and nice bokeh

The most I like the funky flare you can produce:

All in all a very fun and special lens I really like much more than I expected first.


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