#321. High-end 35mm lens shootout: Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM vs Leica Summicron 35/2 vs Sony/Zeiss FE 35/2.8

#321. High-end 35mm lens shootout: Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM vs Leica Summicron 35/2 vs Sony/Zeiss FE 35/2.8

Note: This is part two fo the ZM 35/1.4 review. Part 1, the full review, is here. Dilemma. Having worked hard to establish what a formidable image-making machine the Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM is (see also here), I hesitate to feed it to a pixel-peeping community with shots made

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#317. Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM: The Full Review

#317. Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM: The Full Review

NOTE: a comparison of this lens with the Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8 ZA and Leica Summicron-R 35/2 is now online. My loaner period is already half exhausted! The ZM 35/1.4 has been with me for a week now and I have made several hundred exposures with it. Time for more

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#315. The Zeiss Distagon ZM 35/1.4: First Impressions on a Sony A7r

#315. The Zeiss Distagon ZM 35/1.4: First Impressions on a Sony A7r

UPDATE : The full review is now online. There’s a myth in the amateur astronomy community that all too often comes close to reality. Whenever you’ve waited months, possibly years, for a new telescope to be shipped to your home, it arrives in the middle of an ark-proportioned downpour that

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#177. Fun test : Leica glass on CCD vs Kit lens on CMOS, anyone ?

#177. Fun test : Leica glass on CCD vs Kit lens on CMOS, anyone ?

Many discontented Leica aficionados argued that the new (M240) couldn’t match the image quality from the M9 and attributed the regression to the CMOS sensor of the newer model being inferior to the older CCD sensor in the M9. Note that the same sort of argument were levelled at the

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#136. Finding the perfect lens for the Nikon D800e. (1) Leica Summicron-R 35:2

As mentioned in my introduction to the Nikon D800e, my long term review of this fa-bu-lous camera will involve quite a bit of lens testing. Among the lenses under scrutiny : Leica-R 19:2.8, 35:2, 50:2, 90:2.8 (possibly 60:2.8 and 180:3.4), Nikon’s 50:1.8, 18-200 (yes, the DX lens) and 55:3.5 Micro-Nikkor,

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