Anyone use a Zeiss 50mm t 1.4 C/Y mount?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Stephen Geis, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Came across a mint example of this lens and curious if anyone has any experience with it on a M43 mount.

    I may just pick it up along with a Contax 139Q just for a fun old-school film camera to have with me.
     
  2. Printfolio

    Printfolio Mu-43 Regular

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    Steven
    Excellent portrait lens. Very sharp across the board already when stopped down one stop. I have the 50 1,7 and I get excellent results with the lens.

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  3. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks.

    Most of my photos are portraits and thus I have a collection of lenses in the 40 to 55mm range.

    After seeing your photo, I might be adding another to the bag ...

    What adaptor do you use?
     
  4. Printfolio

    Printfolio Mu-43 Regular

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    Steven
    El cheapo off eBay, called Big.is, fine quality, excellent fit, a tad heavy, but so are the lenses :biggrin: I bought one with tripod mount and one without. (Also have the tele-tessar 200 3,5 and the 85 1,4)

    Buy a Contax S2 instead of the 139, they're much nicer :wink:

    Here is mine.

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  5. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks - there's a 139Q in the same store as the lens - I'll get this to start out with. Nice looking kit - I'm assuming the skin is by cameraleather.com ?
     
  6. Gurin

    Gurin Mu-43 Regular

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    Right now it is my preferred lens together with the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135. It is a fine piece of glass. At f2 it is very sharp and it is passable at f 1.4. I use it on an Epl1 with this adapter.
     
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  7. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Gurin. Would love to see any example photos that you care to share.
     
  8. Printfolio

    Printfolio Mu-43 Regular

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    Steven
    No, Aki-Asahi!
     
  9. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

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    I like this lens alot, it has a nice build and really is versatile. I use mine on a canon dslr as well as a GF1. Great for portraits on the GF1. Very nice OOF rendering and as others have said it's very sharp stopped down.
    When I bought mine it came with a novoflex adapter, the only decent adapter I have,wish I could get a similar quality for the canon.


     
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  10. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nice shot! Thanks for sharing both the photo and your perspective on this lens and adaptor. Looks like my wallet might be a little lighter soon ...
     
  11. Gurin

    Gurin Mu-43 Regular

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    I’m on vacation and can’t access my photos. But I have some on line. Not great examples since I have put them thru Silver Efex pro and photoshop and made them fairly small.

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    P6018597.

    Lövångers kyrkby/Old church village at Lövånger, Sweden
     
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  12. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I REALLY like this lens. And the best news is that it is already starting to pay for itself!

    Saturday I participated in a photography meetup group where we showed up, were given three assignments to complete which we did not know ahead of time, and we had three hours to complete. Everyone was given the same headline "Gotcha!" and then a different painting and quote. No post processing allowed. My three submissions were all shot with a G2 and this lens - at the end of the evening I was awarded the grand prize - a $20 gift certificate to a local camera store!

    "Gotcha!" Submission

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    Paul Klee - "The Twittering Machine" 1922 Submission

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    Quote - “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” Submission

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  13. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

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    I used a Carl Zeiss (Contax) 50mm f/1.4 on my Canon EOS 5D (both now long gone) and was happy with the results. However, as is often the case, the Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 was a better performer.

    The 50mm f/1.7 was sharper than the f/1.4 at all the apertures they shared. Obviously, if you particularly want or need f/1.4 then that is the lens you must buy. Otherwise, I would suggest saving some $$ by going for the f/1.7.
     
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  14. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Mine is great wide open and sharp stopped down:
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    P6230612-Edit by headala, on Flickr

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    P6230608 by headala, on Flickr

    Yeah, the IB B&W processing is a little too grainy (1st one processed with Nik SE2).
     
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