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Subject: Very happy (new lens)

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Posted: 09-14-13 3:16 PM - Views: 2701

By: Dino Brusco

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Well, other cheaper things make people happy
however after a lot of time and mumbling I decided to go for the Distagon 3.5/18 ZF2 not caring for nitpicking pixel peepers telling me 15 is better than 18, 21 is better than 18... In the meantime I also want to use my lenses on FILM asap. Maybe they will shine even more !
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Reply from Jt on 10-1-13 8:49 PM

[quote]italy74 wrote:
So here we are.
Effectively through the viewfinder the focus is more a guesstimate, so it's using prefocusing; so far I'm mostly using the lens much stopped down, also because I'm usually quite close to my subject - I have to say it's definitely not a close up lens, at 30 cm (mfd) there's still a lot of space in the viewfinder to be filled ! So far I've used it indoors, I can't wait to use it outdoor and try against bright light how it fares. [/quote]

I saw the pictures you posted. They look really nice and have good color and contrast. You should be very happy :)

Congrats!
Reply from Dino Brusco on 10-1-13 2:07 PM

So here we are.
Effectively through the viewfinder the focus is more a guesstimate, so it's using prefocusing; so far I'm mostly using the lens much stopped down, also because I'm usually quite close to my subject - I have to say it's definitely not a close up lens, at 30 cm (mfd) there's still a lot of space in the viewfinder to be filled ! So far I've used it indoors, I can't wait to use it outdoor and try against bright light how it fares.
Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 09-25-13 11:14 PM

The C/Y Distagon T* 4,0/18mm is one of my favorite lens for many years, first used on my CONTAX RTSIII and CONTAX AX, and now adapted on my CANON 5DMkII. We'll stay together, until someone will get me!
Reply from Henrik Svanberg on 09-25-13 10:49 AM

I have Three(3) 18/3.5 It's a very nice storytelling lens when looking at relationships. My ZE has a bluish cast, my ZF and ZF2 has more of a browninsh cast. Critical focusing is best by live-view but previsualize and setting the distance on the scale works fine most of the time.

If you have a D800E you will learn new things about optics...

No experience on film.
Reply from Dino Brusco on 09-19-13 12:02 PM

Today the local dealer told me tomorrow will ship the lens.. I'm really excited !
Reply from Dino Brusco on 09-15-13 11:08 AM

I see.
By chance anyone here has experience on film ? I guess eventual misfocusing should be less evident on film than on high - mp cameras. What do you think ?
Reply from Dino Brusco on 09-15-13 5:18 AM

What about focusing ? Do you find it easy ?
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