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Lenses old and new - Can you tell the difference ?

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pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:01 PM

OK , so i picked up a couple of rare bargains at a charity shop one of which was the Carl Zeiss 35mm 2.4 Jena Lens , bought an adapter and stuck it on the Canon 5Dmk2 , the results - somewhat astonishing , and just to prove a point on quality bokeh etc , i mounted the camera on tripod and swapped between the Carl Zeiss and the 1200 Canon 24-70 2.8L all done at the same settings in manual mode ... now without anyone searching exif data etc be honest can you tell which one is which ????

One cost me 10 , the other over 1000


Image 1

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Image 2

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I would certainly recommend some second hand vintage lens shopping there is some amazing stuff out there ! Oh and the 35mm has a WAYYYY better macro facility than the 24-70 too !

Last Modified By pulsar69 at 16 Apr 2013 - 10:02 PM
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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315154 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:30 PM

In Praktica fit ?

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 16 Apr 2013 - 10:31 PM
pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:34 PM

yep m42 screw praktica fit , bought an adapter to EOS

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315154 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:36 PM

I stumble upon them from time to time, but there usually too long for my liking.

Christographer_Hull

I picked one of these up while ago but yet to use it!

Ps bottom one is the 24-70?

keith selmes
16 Apr 2013 - 10:41 PM

The real price of a 35/2.4

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=zeiss+35+2.4&am...

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315154 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:45 PM

Ebay prices are often like that, over inflated.

pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:45 PM

Lol , I know already checked fleabay , dont want to part with it just yet tho , going to give it a few outings might just be a nice addition to my kit bag Smile

pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:46 PM

not over inflated thats what people are paying paul , completed listings and lots of - but if the lens is producing the goods like a 1k lens than its worth 150 quid isnt it ?

pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:47 PM

Christographer the macro is really quite amazing give it a try out ....

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315154 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:57 PM


Quote: not over inflated thats what people are paying paul , completed listings and lots of - but if the lens is producing the goods like a 1k lens than its worth 150 quid isnt it ?

150 is still a pretty good price looking at it that way, what is the CA like wide open.

petebfrance
16 Apr 2013 - 11:06 PM

'Recent' review of lens which should give some idea of it's characteristics (on digital camera APSC and FF):
http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/carl-zeiss-lenses-swhorizontalmenu-172/zeiss-wide-angle/396-carl-zeiss-jena-mc-flektogon-35mm-f24-m42-lens-review
I looked this up as I have one from my Praktica days and keep thinking of buying a camera to make use of it. I certainly won't be parting with it for a tenner!

Last Modified By petebfrance at 16 Apr 2013 - 11:08 PM
pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 11:09 PM


Quote: not over inflated thats what people are paying paul , completed listings and lots of - but if the lens is producing the goods like a 1k lens than its worth 150 quid isnt it ?

150 is still a pretty good price looking at it that way, what is the CA like wide open.

The CA is there and more obvious than the 24-70 2.8L a fair bit of purple and blue but not enough to put anyone off and easily fixed, the real winner with this lens is the real close up macro ability combined with its all round capability , not many lenses can fill so many roles as this one and do it well ...

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315154 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 11:23 PM

Yeh there are some real gems out there if your prepared to use them.

One of my faves is the vivitar series 1 200mm, loads of CA wide open but its easily dealt with.

pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 11:29 PM

Heres a quick side by side from a %100 crop of the same area with the zeiss on the right ... remember though this is wide open at 2.4 on a full frame 5D2

ca.jpg

Yep Paul i had a couple of Vivitars years ago and seem to remember a really good wide angle with some sort of red band ?

Last Modified By pulsar69 at 16 Apr 2013 - 11:33 PM

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