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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Don't think you'll get anything more than what is already here. Afterall, it's a Nikon sytem, not many people will buy the new ZF lenses to replace their existing Nikkor all over again, plus they are MF so some people will hold back too. The most is just to get a couple of signature ZF lenses just for keeps.
    Guess I'm the only one that is more or less looking for information to see what lens to buy,
    considering that I've only one lens to date.

    Heart's pretty set with the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 as well as the Distagon T* 2.8/25.

    Simply wanted to know if getting Carl Zeiss lenses will be worth it or not..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinty View Post
    Guess I'm the only one that is more or less looking for information to see what lens to buy,
    considering that I've only one lens to date.

    Heart's pretty set with the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 as well as the Distagon T* 2.8/25.

    Simply wanted to know if getting Carl Zeiss lenses will be worth it or not..
    If you don't mind shooting MF, images from T* lenses has some kind of aura to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    i'm just wondering if the AF indicators will still be there for this $60 screen, as the katz-eye one has the usual 11 points with the microprism n stuff around the centre AF point..

    Yes... they (the 11 points AF indicators) are still there. No affect at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinty View Post
    Guess I'm the only one that is more or less looking for information to see what lens to buy,
    considering that I've only one lens to date.

    Heart's pretty set with the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 as well as the Distagon T* 2.8/25.

    Simply wanted to know if getting Carl Zeiss lenses will be worth it or not..
    If the ZF 85/1.4 your first 85mm lens , grab it.
    You will not regret using it [ unless for the MF part ] .
    Its an excellent lens that I don't want to part with also.

    Here is a shot taken with that lens and somehow focused to the forehead

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    Quote Originally Posted by b18 View Post
    If the ZF 85/1.4 your first 85mm lens , grab it.
    You will not regret using it [ unless for the MF part ] .
    Its an excellent lens that I don't want to part with also.

    Here is a shot taken with that lens and somehow focused to the forehead
    Thinking of getting it as soon as I can.
    Just got myself a Tokina 28-105 f/3.5 - 4.8 from Cathay Photo which was their last piece at $45 to try.
    Still can't get used to having one more ring to turn..
    Guess I'm more used to prime lenses..

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    Default Re: Anybody using mainly Carl Zeiss lenses for your Nikon DSLR ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quinty View Post
    Guess I'm the only one that is more or less looking for information to see what lens to buy,
    considering that I've only one lens to date.

    Heart's pretty set with the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 as well as the Distagon T* 2.8/25.

    Simply wanted to know if getting Carl Zeiss lenses will be worth it or not..
    25mm 2.8 CZ is worth considering. a different contrast comparing to nikon lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenep View Post
    25mm 2.8 CZ is worth considering. a different contrast comparing to nikon lens.

    where to get this lens in Singapore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gohaj View Post
    where to get this lens in Singapore?
    There might still be a piece available at John 3:16.

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    i bought the Distagon T* 2/35 ZF instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gohaj View Post
    i bought the Distagon T* 2/35 ZF instead.
    !!!!

    any nice pictures to share?

    i am very interested in this lens actually
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Now that I'm unemployed and finding jobs..
    Plans for the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 on hold.
    *sigh*

    gohaj: Do post photos from your Distagon T* 2/35..
    Keen to see them too. ^^

    OT:
    Wanna say on my thread to all guys using Crumpler's 7 Million Dollar Home..
    If you've got a sliding strap.. Do get the Quick Flick Buckle.
    Works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    any nice pictures to share?

    i am very interested in this lens actually
    Quote Originally Posted by Quinty View Post
    gohaj: Do post photos from your Distagon T* 2/35..
    Keen to see them too. ^^
    for URL of photo taken using Zeiss ZF 35mm f2 & Nikon D200, please click here for full size resolution without any touch up and without any sharpening

    Photo taken at
    - f stop @ 2.0
    - shutter speed @ 1/40sec

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    The D200 split prism focusing screen at Orient Photo cost S$65. Katzeyeoptics split-prism screen cost US$95.

    A colleague of mine paid almost S$200 (with shipping) for the Katzeyeoptics version. A quick comparison shows no differences. The latter may be slightly brighter but with a f1.4 lens, it is already bright enough.

    Anyway.... Unlike leith1978, I have no problem getting sharp images with my ZF lenses. Even at f1.4, the subject looks nice and sharp.
    May I know after changed to the split focus screen,
    Will it still working well on the AF lens?
    Fujifilm S5Pro, Tamron17~50 F2.8,

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefoxfirefly View Post
    May I know after changed to the split focus screen,
    Will it still working well on the AF lens?
    Definitely. I am use both AF and MF lenses currently.

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    I shoot 99% using Zeiss lens only ^.^
    I barely touch my Nikkor lens anymore...

    last sunday I went out to shoot these using D3 + Zeiss 85/1.4 + SB 900 and Pocket Wizard.





    A lot of people are having a problem with the focusing.
    Yes it's true!! if u are not using Nikon D700 or D3.
    Even when I'm using Zeiss lens on my other DSLRs, such as D50, D60, D80 or D300, the focusing is not as accurate and easy as D3/D700.
    M9 + Nex 5 Shooter

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalxd1 View Post
    I shoot 99% using Zeiss lens only ^.^
    I barely touch my Nikkor lens anymore...

    last sunday I went out to shoot these using D3 + Zeiss 85/1.4 + SB 900 and Pocket Wizard.





    A lot of people are having a problem with the focusing.
    Yes it's true!! if u are not using Nikon D700 or D3.
    Even when I'm using Zeiss lens on my other DSLRs, such as D50, D60, D80 or D300, the focusing is not as accurate and easy as D3/D700.
    OMG... This is a freaking nice piece of lens.
    D3S|N70-200|N24-70|N24-85|N50f1.4|N35f2|SB800|SB900|Yashica GS|S95
    www.flickr.com/photos/davidktw

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    D700 + ZF 50F2...


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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalxd1 View Post
    I shoot 99% using Zeiss lens only ^.^
    I barely touch my Nikkor lens anymore...

    last sunday I went out to shoot these using D3 + Zeiss 85/1.4 + SB 900 and Pocket Wizard.





    A lot of people are having a problem with the focusing.
    Yes it's true!! if u are not using Nikon D700 or D3.
    Even when I'm using Zeiss lens on my other DSLRs, such as D50, D60, D80 or D300, the focusing is not as accurate and easy as D3/D700.
    Hi,your shots never fail to impress me.

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    Default Re: Anybody using mainly Carl Zeiss lenses for your Nikon DSLR or SLR ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quinty View Post
    As stated in the title..
    Wanna know if any Nikon user in this forum uses mainly Carl Zeiss lenses for his/her Nikon DSLR or SLR..
    I'm kinda' keen on the 85mm f/1.4 as well as the 25mm f/2.8..
    What would be your views on it ?
    Should I go for those 2 or go for the Nikkors ?
    Photos to illustrate would be good..
    They are made in Japan by COSINA under CZ designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    They are made in Japan by COSINA under CZ designs.
    More like Zeiss outsourced the manufacturing to them. It is a whole world of difference.

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