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05-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Zeiss Sonnar 200/2.8 photos

Just tried out my new acquisition and it looks like a fine lens. Big and heavy and fairly prone to PF but easy MF, sharp and quite good colors and contrast.

A few pics to share - what do you guys think?









I am wondering how this compares with the more common AF telephoto zooms like Tamron 70-200/2.8 and Sigma 100-300/4?


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05-18-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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not sure about your question but I really like the first photo!
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Thanks! I guess I should've cropped it a bit:

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Well, the question... I am an LBA sufferer who has little time to take pictures and even less for telephoto. Even so I have the Tamron 70-200/2.8, Zeiss Sonnar 200/2.8, Pentax A400/5.6 and just bought Sigma 100-300/4, the justification being I will sell on the other three lenses and keep the Sigma (longer reach than the Tamron and AF).

So I am wondering what the others think about the pics above and about the plan. Will the Sigma deliver comparable or better images? It is a slower lens, I wonder how different the bokeh will look?

For comparison, I used to have Pentax's legendary A*300/2.8 and the same goose (but different time) with that lens looked like this:



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Hi Daniel: Your Zeiss is just perfect. Here are some pics:









































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Glad to see you getting excellent use out of the beast, Pepe!
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Thanks. I am waiting to see how it does with my soon to arrive K5.
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