i've tried it when one of my shooting kakis bought the it when it first landed in SG. IMO, the best prime lens money can buy on the mkt today, and beats the pants off the nikon 85/1.4 in terms of sharpness and colour reproduction. only thing it 'loses' to nikon is no AF.Would like some feedback on this lens.
Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZF Planar T*
Care to share your experience?
yes. he's a CSer.Ur shooting kakis a CSer?:think:
I couldnt find much info regarding this lens. Looks like its just released not long ago.
nightwolf75, any samples from you?
Because an agreement with Nikon doesn't allow them to make AF lenses. The ZF is the only 3rd party lens that is endorsed by Nikon because Nikon stopped production of it's manual lenses.Thanks for the links.
In the 1st place, I dont quite understand why Zeiss made it a manual lens... :sweat:
Eh.. non-chipped AiS lenses will also give the AF confirmation dot. ;p Chipped lenses will just allow the lens to be used with P and S modes.Tried it on a D200 before. Great lens that's really sharp and resolves very well. Lovely, creamy smooth bokeh, and wonderfully vivid colours. Build-quality is excellent.
The only minus point, if you can call it a minus point, is that it's a manual lens, but it's pretty easy to focus as it's chipped (meaning you'll get focus confirmation dot).
Because an agreement with Nikon doesn't allow them to make AF lenses. The ZF is the only 3rd party lens that is endorsed by Nikon because Nikon stopped production of it's manual lenses.