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06-24-2016, 02:54 AM   #1
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Greetings from a Zeiss addict in Kleve, Germany

Hello,

Just thought ot introduce myself here. Recently I got into photography again. In my youth I learned the basics on the old camera from my father, an exacta with biotar 58/2. The all manual aspect sure gave me a training. Then other interesting things crossed my path...
Now 20 years later I picked photography up again with a Canon 400D, believing that such a camera would produce better images than your standard pocketsize Fuji camera. The kit lenses however did not really do the trick, so I went shopping for a better lens. New prices from Canon however somewhat deterred me. I remembered the old camera though, and sure enough found that the old Zeiss lenses fit beautifully on a new Canon! First one in was a CZJ Flektogon 35/2.8 followed by Tessar 50/2.8, a Biotar 58/2 and just recently a Sonnar 135/4. Could leave a Schacht Travenon 135/4.5 lying around either with its 20 blades!
Just for fun added a Pentacon 200/4. Kinda looking for a 80 to 85 and a 25mm in order to have a full range of alu lenses They more often than not are still kinda pricy. O well, finding one is part of the fun!

Pictures are much better now, and am playing around with the bokeh! I find that both the Biotar and the Flektogon have a nice swirly bokeh, the Sonnar is more fluid, the travenon is harsher. I attached some of my pictures here, doen with either Flektogon or Biotar.
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06-24-2016, 03:42 AM   #2
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G'day and welcome to the forums from a fellow Zeiss addict.

Quite a few forum members here shoot with other systems and lots of members love older lenses and the uniqueness expressed by different lenses.

So, I think you'll fit in really well here with plenty to discuss and and share and we're a bunch that look forward to seeing what you capture with those wonderful lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by huibgeselschap Quote
Greetings from a Zeiss addict in Kleve, Germany

Greetings to you from Australia. Welcome to the Pentax forums.
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Wilkommen! We don't allow anyone but Pentax users here. Unless you don't have one. Then we welcome everybody. A wonderful set of lenses that you have there. Nice shots too.

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Welcome. I have lots Zeiss glass of course for my Hasselblad and I have some Zeiss in M-mount and F-mount too. I like their warm rendering.

So you're going to be a Zeiss on Canon shooter?
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Welcome. I have lots Zeiss glass of course for my Hasselblad and I have some Zeiss in M-mount and F-mount too. I like their warm rendering.

So you're going to be a Zeiss on Canon shooter?
yes, unless you can convince me pentax is better, never looked into that
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yes, unless you can convince me pentax is better, never looked into that
Well for starters, the name is a lot cooler.

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QuoteOriginally posted by huibgeselschap Quote
yes, unless you can convince me pentax is better, never looked into that
I see. There is a Canon thread here so you'll find some company there.
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Hey, got reading into the K-50; Live view and a (probably) better viewer pentaprism for improved manual focussing sounds like reasons to switch. 16Mpixel is enough I think. I believe a good lens will give a bettter picture than more MP
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QuoteOriginally posted by huibgeselschap Quote
Hey, got reading into the K-50; Live view and a (probably) better viewer pentaprism for improved manual focussing sounds like reasons to switch. 16Mpixel is enough I think. I believe a good lens will give a bettter picture than more MP


K-1.


36 megapickles.


Full frame.









Oh, yeah. Welcome to Pentax Forums. We're pleased to have you join our discussion group.
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Thanks, looks great, but the price tag is a bit hefty for me...

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Willkommen to the forum! Looking forward to seeing more of your Zeiss images posted here. There are many M42 mount Takumar lenses available you could try also. Then you'd be a Pentaxian!
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Willkommen to the forum! Looking forward to seeing more of your Zeiss images posted here. There are many M42 mount Takumar lenses available you could try also. Then you'd be a Pentaxian!
Yes I have been casting my eye on a 55mm 1:1.2 but so fas no luck yet for a decent price
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