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02-21-2013, 01:07 AM   #61
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NZRoss, It came today, I was very busy could not test thoroughly but it seems it works with no problem. Thank goodness. When I have time I ll have a through test though.

Well maybe sharpness is not 10, but the main reason I bought was color, contrast and bokeh hoanpham as you put it.

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Zeiss lenses have stunning quality - every time i use them.
It's also difficult to focus correctly. In-focus areas should be very sharp.

Looking forward to see your samples - i don't have yours.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoanpham Quote
Zeiss lenses have stunning quality - every time i use them.
It's also difficult to focus correctly. In-focus areas should be very sharp.

Looking forward to see your samples - i don't have yours.
I believe so. You have your samples somewhere online?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoanpham Quote
Zeiss lenses have stunning quality - every time i use them.
It's also difficult to focus correctly. In-focus areas should be very sharp.
A very good point hoanpham - it takes a while to get used to focusing the 35/2. Once you are used to it - then easy, but I remember the first couple of weeks I had mine I wasn't happy with myself, phaffed around for what seemed like forever getting focus. If this happens to you pentaxnood - be comforted it is a common enough experience..

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@pentaxnood, for landscapes or outdoor shooting,
you can use hard infinity or the distance scale for hyperfocal focusing.

For static close-up photography, like with your food photography,
and the camera on a tripod, you can use live view and screen magnification,
or focus peaking when you have it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
@pentaxnood, for landscapes or outdoor shooting,
you can use hard infinity or the distance scale for hyperfocal focusing.

For static close-up photography, like with your food photography,
and the camera on a tripod, you can use live view and screen magnification,
or focus peaking when you have it.
I ll look that focus peaking feature. Do you guys suggest any filters too?
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My photos are mostly private or clients, but here are few public.

Planar 1.4/50 @f1.4:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0PwN3jYNN4U/UPeSkjcMBDI/AAAAAAAAJig/kKM1f...7/_MG_0804.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d5oMzGlTb2k/UPeSydAsHiI/AAAAAAAAJio/U8nZf...7/_MG_0805.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1lbndAeETJM/UPeXZvR7LII/AAAAAAAAJlg/eH1Na...7/_MG_0855.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h4AnAQE8F8E/UPeZxB1q4FI/AAAAAAAAJnQ/dK96N...7/_MG_0887.jpg

Planar 1.4/85 @f1.4:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EKY1Wdhogm8/UDlaDZYHdVI/AAAAAAAADrw/yoYyr...4/_DSC9631.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lmfE5qUFAbI/UDlaJoX86QI/AAAAAAAADsA/4pysa...4/_DSC9645.jpg

Also recommend to install a split screen to aid manual focus.
Katzeye is very good, also eg-s type screen, but any cheaper from ebay is also ok.
It will take some time to get use to manual focus.

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those are some great photos hoanpham, I especially liked 50mm. I guess 1.4s are better than my lens.
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Thanks for your comment.
I won't say better. They are different lenses.

I prefer the Planar 1.4/50 in most cases.
but I switch between Pentax A50/1.2, K50/1.4, Voiglander 58/1.4 and Zuiko OM 55/1.2.

I don't have any zeiss in 35mm, but FA35/2 is a very good lens, but also older nikkor 35/1.4 ai-s, zuiko 35/2.
Don't think there is a bad 35mm f2.0 or faster.

Nikkors and zukos can swap the mount to fit pentax, or use canon with adapter.
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What is special about zuiko?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxnood Quote
What is special about zuiko?

I am among the few that use glasses of other brands on pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hoanpham Quote
I am among the few that use glasses of other brands on pentax.
Well I have a Zeiss 35/2, a Voigtlander 58/1.4 and a Leitax converted Leica 90/2.8 if that counts, but no Nikkors or Zuiko's. Are you using adaptors or permanent adaptors?
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@Ross I am interested in Leitax as well. can you put some Leitax's samples?

@hoanpham can you put some Zuiko, Nikkor's samples?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxnood Quote
@Ross I am interested in Leitax as well. can you put some Leitax's samples?
Already there on my Zenfolio site Zenfolio | Ross Waugh's Photographs | Leica Elmarit R 90mm

I have images grouped by lens there - for my own reference really, more than anything else. There are a few Leica 90/2.8 ones there if you follow the link
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