Are Carl Zeiss Lenses Worth It

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Is it worth buying the Carl Zeiss?

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Posted: 21 Baronial 2012 at 23:49

Originally posted by Maffe
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All come downward to personal preference when we talk walk around lens

Exactly my point.

And so many people state:

Information technology’due south to heavy
Not broad enough
ninety% as skillful

It’s all subjective to the end user.

And then many times though I bet those that decide to get something other than what they’ve been saving up for or wanting all forth, feel similar they’ve settled on 2nd best. Or at to the lowest degree still wonder if the other would accept been meliorate.

If you can afford it, you won’t exist dissapointed.




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Posted: 21 Baronial 2012 at 23:57

Originally posted by kalpurush :)
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I have never used a Carl Zeiss lens before…

I’m telling ya… if you always get over to Vancouver… I take a couple Zeiss lenses you can play with

tho, I’thousand more partial to the CZ135 (vs CZ1635)


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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 00:xviii

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How skilful the Carl Zeiss is?

I have the a77 and I want to buy a mid zoom to compliment the a77, thus, thinking to buy Carl Zeiss 24 � 70mm 2.8 lens. Now, my concern is, is information technology worth the money buying this lens compare to the cheap Sony 16-50mm 2/8?

Usually, I would say, Carl Zeiss lenses are excellent. I am not a fan, but I am convinced by feel. I am using a couple of older Zeiss lenses for the Contax SLR system on my NEX and they are all not bad (but manual focus) – wonderful sharpness, color rendition and the particular Zeiss magic that is called “micro-contrast”.
I am regularly using the Sony Zeiss F/1,8 135mm (I retrieve of it as the best lens ever, at to the lowest degree in my modest earth). I used the F/2,viii 24-70 for a couple of days and must say – information technology is fast (likewise fast focussing), but non as sharp as other Zeiss lenses, particularly the corners are – wide open – amazingly soft.
The following links requite some support to my experience:
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link 2 (artaphot)

If yous want to have a Zeiss lens go for the primes. If it has to be a zoom: The sixteen-35mm is said to exist excellent (as is the old Contax F/3,four 35-70mm, manual focus, which tin can be adapted to A-mount).


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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 01:20

Originally posted by WestCoastCannuck
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Well, my fellow Victorian, I am with the concluding 2 on opinion. The 24-lxx is an outstanding lens, specially on FF, but given the expense and its express low finish when used on an A77 I would say no to it. The 16-l is a fine lens and very well matched to the A77.

Simply…. I must add this, if you encounter yourself moving to FF at any time in the future then perhaps the Zeiss is a good choice after all. You will still enjoy it now…. merely when y’all put information technology on your new FF photographic camera it volition be like y’all got a brand new amazing lens to go with it.

(the range of the 16-fifty on your A77 is about the aforementioned as the range of the 24-seventy on FF)

Food for thought…..

Much thanks Mike. 🙂

I am not going to FF presently, simply some twenty-four hour period for sure!

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 01:35

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Originally posted by kalpurush :)
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How good the Carl Zeiss is?

I have the a77 and I want to purchase a mid zoom to compliment the a77, thus, thinking to purchase Carl Zeiss 24 � 70mm 2.viii lens. Now, my concern is, is it worth the money buying this lens compare to the cheap Sony 16-50mm ii/eight?

Ordinarily, I would say, Carl Zeiss lenses are excellent. I am not a fan, but I am convinced past experience. I am using a couple of older Zeiss lenses for the Contax SLR organization on my NEX and they are all great (but manual focus) – wonderful sharpness, color rendition and the particular Zeiss magic that is chosen “micro-contrast”.
I am regularly using the Sony Zeiss F/i,viii 135mm (I recall of information technology every bit the best lens ever, at least in my minor earth). I used the F/two,8 24-70 for a couple of days and must say – it is fast (also fast focussing), simply not as precipitous as other Zeiss lenses, particularly the corners are – wide open – amazingly soft.
The following links give some support to my feel:
link i (photozone)
link 2 (artaphot)

If you want to have a Zeiss lens get for the primes. If information technology has to be a zoom: The xvi-35mm is said to be excellent (as is the old Contax F/3,four 35-70mm, manual focus, which can exist adjusted to A-mount).

Thanks for sharing your experience – my next purchase would be CZ 135 i.8 as well!

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Posted: 22 Baronial 2012 at 01:39

Originally posted by trainerKEN
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Originally posted by kalpurush :)
kalpurush 🙂 wrote:

I have never used a Carl Zeiss lens before…

I’k telling ya… if y’all ever become over to Vancouver… I take a couple Zeiss lenses you can play with

tho, I’g more than partial to the CZ135 (vs CZ1635)

I am talking to my dominate for a solar day off that I could visit you lot soon!

No j/k Ken, It could be side by side calendar week!! I volition PM y’all soon!!!



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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 01:58

Originally posted by Arni Swarni
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If you are really into the 24-70mm focal range, yous’ll terminate up bying the Zeiss anyhow!

Information technology’s a lot of coin, but if y’all use it oftentimes, it worth every penny…

Currently, I have 4 lenses which all are 50 mm and +, thus, 24 – 70 mm is broad enough for me!

Thank you for the advice – I will really recall virtually it!

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 02:20

Originally posted by feinberj
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It seems to me that a meaning part of what you lot are paying for in the CZ 24-70 is the power to go full frame. If you are going to exclusively be using the lens with an a77 so you’re leaving an awful lot of greenbacks on the table, so to speak. On the other hand, if y’all’re pretty sure that you lot’ll become an a99 someday then it can’t injure too much to get the CZ 24-70 and use it now. The SSM focus is really prissy, which you can enjoy on the a77, and of course the prototype quality is fabulous.

I have an a700, and got an a900 recently along with the CZ 24-lxx. I never use the 24-70 with the a700.

I have read the photozone.de review and they are saying it is better for APS-C than the FF!

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 02:51

Originally posted by Octupi
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1 thing that would aid is to tell us your main focus of shooting? Portraits, landscape, bugs, dogs, kids?

I shoot almost everything! Not a pro like you, but have much interests!!
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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 03:03

Originally posted by Serdar A
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The 24-seventy/2.eight e’er delivered, which is of import if you employ your gear to make money, but never wow’ed. You demand to exist looking at a unlike Zeiss (85/1.4) for that: Can you afford 16-50/2.8 + 85/1.4?

Well, I just made $150 bucks so far from photography (winning photography contest!) Non a Pro.

And, unfortunately I can’t afford both lenses merely can afford CZ 85/1.4 alone though.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 03:fifteen

Originally posted by romke
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if there are no budget restrictions i would opt for the cz. if light weight is of import, you fancy shooting somewhat wider then the cz offers and take no future plans gong FF, the sixteen-50 SAM might exist a more than sensible choice.

the choice is yours and it is not an like shooting fish in a barrel ane.

Many thank you Romke!

I don’t take a lot of upkeep for my photography, but can buy the CZ with my savings!! And I volition go FF but not too presently.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 03:48

Originally posted by Maffe
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Short answer:
-YES! (if yous don�t accept a problem with the 35mm eqv at the broad stop)

Curt answer but very effective!

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Posted: 22 Baronial 2012 at 08:55

I don’t get information technology. If you lot are fifty-fifty thinking of getting the CZ 24-seventy/ii.8 and the 135/1.8 so what are yous doing with only an a77?

These are lenses for the utmost in image quality with no consideration for weight or toll. If that is what yous want why don’t you beginning with a FF camera like an a850 to get the best out of your glass?

You will probably get equally much IQ from a cheap minolta 35-105mm f/iii.5-four.five with an a850 thrown in at much the aforementioned toll.

Beyond a certain betoken cropped sensor cameras are just not cost effective with the drinking glass options available.

A900, Min 24-105, 35-105, Samyang 14/2.8, 35/1.4, Sig 70/2.8 Macro, ISCO Ultra 125/2, Tam 180/three.5 Macro, Sig 400/five.6 TeleMacro

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Posted: 22 August 2012 at 09:08

Originally posted by Blame
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I don’t get it. If y’all are even thinking of getting the CZ 24-70/2.8 and the 135/1.8 and then what are you doing with just an a77?

I can purchase only 1 lens at the moment non both!
And tin can’t afford a FF, though want to in a twelvemonth or ii…

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