A&P These are the most RIDICULOUSLY sharp lenses fucking ever. No n00ds yet

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  1. ok_computer

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    Jesus holy christ. My store brought in the Zeiss ZF series lenses (Nikon mount :bowdown:). They gave them to me to shoot with for a couple days to see how they performed, and I am fucking FLOORED.

    I played with these three:
    Zeiss Distagon T* 25/1.8: This is the best lens I've ever used. It is RETARDED sharp wide open, razor thin DOF, and next to no purple fringing or ghosting at all. I will buy this lens immediately. On top of the fact that is is beyond belief sharp, every time, it focuses as close as ONE INCH. It's so fucking badass.

    Zeiss Distagon T* 35/2: Excellent lens, really, really sharp, but sometimes has a couple ghosting issues.

    Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4: Actually not all that impressed by this one.. pretty damn bad ghosting. It's nice and sharp, but the ghosting is really bothersome.

    The build quality is unmatched, all metal everything, and the smoothest focus rings ever.

    Here are some examples, make sure to go to my flickr to check out full sized.. it's fucking nuts. http://flickr.com/photos/dylanlynch/
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    They all come with a personally signed QC card with little check marks beside "Optical Quality", "Barrel Cleanliness", "Aperture", etc. Signed by a real Zeiss technician with a real pen :cool:

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    Just look at this 100% crop:

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    :bowdown:

    The only "downside" is that they're all manual focus, so it's no good for moving subjects. But after using it I can't NOT own the 25/2.8, it's just beautiful.
     
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    Fuck :eek4:

    Might have to "invest"
     
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    Make sure you look at full size, you will die.
     
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    Jesus this thing can even make ME look good :ugh: :hsugh:

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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    Holy macaroni
     
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    Well I already have 3 Zeiss lenses for my blad, so... yeah. 35mm :mamoru:
     
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    Full size of pic #1
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    i like. how much
     
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    $829 from BH for the 25.. rest you'll have to check on.

    About $600 for me at my store though :bigthumb:
     
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    God damn, I don't like anymore :o
     
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    For manual focus :coolugh:
     
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    1200mk Still same OG

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    do they make a canon mount?
     
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    nope.
     
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    Screw that :( :( :(
     
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    Ducktape will make it work on Canon
     
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    holy sheet
     
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    Aw man in your first post you posted a 25 f/1.8. I was so pumped, I wanted to buy it but it's 2.8! Those pictures are still really fucking sexy.
     
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    DOF really is razor thin :eek3:
     
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    How big are NEF files from D300?
     
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    Call me ghey but I have no use for it if it cant AF :hs:

    Id rather have the 24 f/1.4L
     
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    Looks like a bunch of hippies work at your camera store too..
     
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    fixed
     
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    Either or. If hes talking about a 28, I mention the 24.
     

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