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#1 Alberto Larios-Saavedra

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 05:23 PM

I'm curious, compared to a Vario-So 10:1, T* 3.3 zoom lens, how is the image quality produced by the Zeiss Super speed prime lenses? I'm especially interested on the 12mm and 50mm. Does anybody have any stills of images shot on primes?
Any info will be appreciated.

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#2 oscar jimenez

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 05:50 PM

Hi, super speed lenses are less sharp than regular Zeiss Primes ( T 2.1 ) I guess that even depend on series of the lens ( being newer or MK's 1 ) Im really a huge fan of Zeiss, if you want to give it a try, could go for Ultra Primes, they are very sharp and contrasty.
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#3 Alberto Larios-Saavedra

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 08:44 PM

Hi, super speed lenses are less sharp than regular Zeiss Primes ( T 2.1 ) I guess that even depend on series of the lens ( being newer or MK's 1 ) Im really a huge fan of Zeiss, if you want to give it a try, could go for Ultra Primes, they are very sharp and contrasty.




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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:28 AM

The question (and this conference area) dealt with 16mm format lenses, but the responses pertain to 35mm format optics.

There is no question: even the oldest generation of Zeiss SuperSpeeds outperform that old Zeiss 10-100 T3.3. They are sharper, have better contrast, far less chromatic abberation, do not suffer nearly as much from pincushioning, and do not breathe when pulling focus. There's a host of other differences, but I can't think of a single area where the primes do not outperform that old zoom.
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