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06-20-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Zeiss ZF or another

Do you have anything to tell me about Zeiss ZF 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ? I'm also interested in Zeiss ZF 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T*. I'm particularly interested in beautiful dreamy bokeh and sharpness.

06-20-2009, 01:53 AM   #2
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Wait, so you're a Nikon shooter? We've been infiltrated!!! :-D

Just so you know, ZF is Nikon F mount. If you want, you know, the lenses that mount on our system of choice, you want the ZK versions.

Anyway, I don't have either of them, but I've seen plenty of shots come out of both, and I'll just say, if you can afford them, the're are few pieces of [gl]ass out there that can top those two in their respective categories, especially in terms of bokeh quality.
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Haha! No! I'm not a Nikon shooter I was just looking on the site of a camera shop, and went to the Pentax lenses submenu, and then to Zeiss, and they showed ZF, so I was curious and a bit confused what was exactly what. Their site isn't that good to begin with, with lack of info, and sometimes wrong info, but it's my main store I go to.

Are there any threads in here that have pictures of Zeiss lenses on Pentax? I haven't found a thing.
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Try this one.

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Link to current Zeiss offerings:

Welcome to Carl Zeiss Camera Lenses

Note that the current Zeiss SLR lenses are made in Japan by Cosina as are the current Voigtländer products. As mentioned above, the Zeiss are very good, but not always the best. One thing is certain, it is very difficult to top the build quality of the Cosina-made Zeiss or Voigtländer for currently available K-mount lenses.


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06-21-2009, 04:15 AM   #6
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Thanks. I checked through their site, but they don't seem to have many example pictures there. What are the magnificaton ratios for the 35 and the 50?

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