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#1 Mr. Macgregor

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:18 PM

Hello.
I´m sure people here have worked with these lenses and i was wondering what could you tell me about them in terms such as sharpness, color, resolution, breathing, aberration, barrel distorsion and anything remarcable about them.

Is it safe to work at full aperture? What T number have you recommend or do you recommend me?

Thanks! :D
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:59 AM

i'm actually a really big fan of the zeiss superspeeds - really really sharp and contrasty. you CAN shoot them all the way open, but i've found that they perform best at a t2.0 or a t2.0/t2.8 split. but you can certainly shoot them open.

i shoot a lot of music videos with these lenses - they're inexpensive and i think they're lovely. if you want, check out www.clearwaterst.com and find the manic mind video for "here i am" - i shot that on 5229 with superspeeds - all the night exterior stuff was shot at a t1.4/t2.0 split and i'm really happy with it.
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:53 AM

Hello.
I´m sure people here have worked with these lenses and i was wondering what could you tell me about them in terms such as sharpness, color, resolution, breathing, aberration, barrel distorsion and anything remarcable about them.

Is it safe to work at full aperture? What T number have you recommend or do you recommend me?

Thanks! :D


Hi,

Very nice lenses, very sharp by T2.8. Less contrast and sharpness wide open. Slightly blue in color, slight breathing, Stanley Kubrick was a fan.

Stephen
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#4 Mr. Macgregor

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 08:57 PM

Is there a wider lense than 18mm in this set?
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:32 PM

no, the widest is 18mm - but you can use the zeiss standard speed 16mm which is still pretty fast.
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#6 Mr. Macgregor

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:47 AM

Do you recommend me any 10 or 12 mm zeiss wide angle that could fit in this set and that shows no barrel distorsion? :lol:
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