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Old 04-20-2017   #121
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Here is a recent one that I took in Kolkata, India a couple of days ago.


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Here is another photo that I shot in Kolkata, India.

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So many true artisans in India....one of the aspects that makes it such a special place!
Was the guy in this last image reacting to seeing you using Zeiss glass on a Leica?
Great shot and he looks quite a character!
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Here are some recent photos from Kolkata. I shot everything with my m6ttl on Kodak Pro Image 100.

I was waking up early every morning and hitting the streets and I noticed that there are so many people that sleep outside on the streets. I ran into these two guys doing an impromptu photo shoot in the mix of all of this.









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Lovely images as always, Michael. Did you shoot some Cinestill 800 on this trip too?

A suggestion... the thread will load a lot faster for the viewer if the posted photo size is a max. of 1024 pixels on the long side.
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Lovely images as always, Michael. Did you shoot some Cinestill 800 on this trip too?

A suggestion... the thread will load a lot faster for the viewer if the posted photo size is a max. of 1024 pixels on the long side.
Thanks a lot Jon, I just went back and re-sized the photos so hopefully they load faster now.








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All nice, as usual, but the second one, silhouetted figure in the water, in the sun's reflection, caught perfectly in, and viewed through, the triangle of the billowing gauzy cloth, on film, is above and beyond. Talk about yer decisive moment. Hats off.
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All nice, as usual, but the second one, silhouetted figure in the water, in the sun's reflection, caught perfectly in, and viewed through, the triangle of the billowing gauzy cloth, on film, is above and beyond. Talk about yer decisive moment. Hats off.
Thanks a lot Larry, I loved hanging out on the banks of the river and trying to "look" for photos.


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Lovely photos; this one in particular is great.
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The title says it all, feel free to post some photos if you have or used this lens.
The 35mm f/1.4 is a personal favorite. I use a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 on my Leica M6 and a Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 on my Nikon SLRs.

I use the 35 on my Nikon much more than I do the 35 on my Leica. However, your spectacular images have inspired me to use my Zeiss 35 more often.


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The 35mm f/1.4 is a personal favorite. I use a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 on my Leica M6 and a Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 on my Nikon SLRs.

I use the 35 on my Nikon much more than I do the 35 on my Leica. However, your spectacular images have inspired me to use my Zeiss 35 more often.
Thanks a lot, I look forwad to you posting some images in this thread





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Stunning photos Michael. My favourite picture thread anywhere on the internet.
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Stunning photos Michael. My favourite picture thread anywhere on the internet.
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Truly, the rendering of this lens is so wonderful. The way it draws highlights with a subtle glow...


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Not the best shot, but again, the highlights are lovely.


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Works well with black and white


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Plays nice with color, too.

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Thanks a lot everybody for posting awesome photos.

A recent one from Bangkok



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Here is a recent photo that I took at Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok.



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Great shots Michael. How does the Zeiss compare to the Voigtlander on film? I recently got a Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 V1 and this thread has got me thinking about the zeiss. I've seen comparisons and they are all on digital sensors. As a long time film user, what are your thoughts? strengths and disadvantages? I actually like that the lenses are both big. Most people seem to think that's a negative.
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How does the Zeiss compare to the Voigtlander on film? I recently got a Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 V1 and this thread has got me thinking about the zeiss.
Not answering for Michael, but I have both lenses. CV 35 1.2 v2 and ZM 35 1.4
On film, honestly I cannot tell a difference...
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Great shots Michael. How does the Zeiss compare to the Voigtlander on film? I recently got a Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 V1 and this thread has got me thinking about the zeiss. I've seen comparisons and they are all on digital sensors. As a long time film user, what are your thoughts? strengths and disadvantages? I actually like that the lenses are both big. Most people seem to think that's a negative.

Hi Stompyq, thanks for the message and the compliment. The only difference that I have noticed between the Voigthlander 35mm 1.2 V1 and the Zeiss is that the Zeiss tends to be a little sharper and the colors tend to be warmer with the Zeiss. Yes, they are both considered 'big' lenses by many but I don't see that as a negative either, I have big hands and I like the way that the lenses balance and feel in my hands. I know it's a personal preference to many so I'm not going to get into a debate about it.

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Not answering for Michael, but I have both lenses. CV 35 1.2 v2 and ZM 35 1.4
On film, honestly I cannot tell a difference...
In a controlled direct comparison I'm pretty sure you would see a difference, even on film.

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Distagon 35/1.4 at f/1.8 - nice smooth background

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Huss, good to know that both lenses are almost equal in b&w. I shoot mostly color so I guess the differences might be in color rendition and not sharpness.
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Thanks, Michael!!! Maybe I will shoot with the Voigtlander for now and see how much I like it. Going back and looking at your older posts I think I see what you mean about the colors. The zeiss looks warmer. Like you I really like that the lens is big. Ergonomically it's the best RF lens I've used. My only complaint is that it does get a little heavy on my M4 if i'm shooting all day with the camera around my neck. Maybe I should get a sling strap

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Hi Stompyq, thanks for the message and the compliment. The only difference that I have noticed between the Voigthlander 35mm 1.2 V1 and the Zeiss is that the Zeiss tends to be a little sharper and the colors tend to be warmer with the Zeiss. Yes, they are both considered 'big' lenses by many but I don't see that as a negative either, I have big hands and I like the way that the lenses balance and feel in my hands. I know it's a personal preference to many so I'm not going to get into a debate about it.

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In a controlled direct comparison I'm pretty sure you would see a difference, even on film.
That's the thing, you'd have to take the exact same pic at the exact same time. As for colour warmth and saturation, I don't notice any difference as I process the images the way I want them to appear after they have been taken. So if one is a little too cold, I'd warm it up in LR etc.

I think the Zeiss has less field curvature, so that would help the landscape photographers out there. I really don't do landscape photography with a small format like 35mm, I save that for bigger film.

They are both very nice lenses. I use the CV on my M5 as it is a perfect match size wise, and the ZM on my M7 as it feels as slick as that camera!
I feel these fast lenses really are needed to expand the shooting envelope of film cameras. Digital - just crank up the ISO!
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Thanks a lot for everybody for posting photos and keeping this thread alive. Here are some more photos from Kolkata.









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The Howrah Train Station in Kolkata is the largest railway complex in India and has about 2 million people that use it everyday. This is a photo of one of the bathrooms located there.



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Great pics Michael! The last shot with the one dood checking out the other guy's junk is pretty funny.
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Yeah, I have had it done to me a couple of times where people would just stare at me while I was going to the bathroom, it's pretty akward.

I woke up really early to get to the fresh meat market to take photos of these chicken sellers, the smell is pretty bad and it can be nauseating but even worse than the smell is walking and slipping around in all of the chicken excrement.
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I used to ride these trams all the time back when I lived in Kolkata in 2005, word on the street was that they are phasing them out and from what I can tell, there are already a lot of them off the streets and the tracks are paved over.




At first I thought this guy was dead and I didn't want to take a photo, but then I found out that he was passed out, so I decided to go for it.


I don't think anybody is going to steal this guy's flip flops....haha

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Jon,

I love the look of those photos with that film. I should really start shootings more of Cinestill 800.

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Very cool images. I also can recommend Cinestill 800 - I don't bother with a corrective filter as that cast is removed when the images are scanned.
It is also waaaay more expensive than the Kodak 100 film you are using!
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Why is that proimage stuff not available in the US? It looks really nice. Btw I hate this thread.Everytime I click on it I want to replace my voigtlander with the zeiss
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I love the look of those photos with that film. I should really start shootings more of Cinestill 800.

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Thanks Michael. Cinestill 800 is the best film/lens combination for night shooting I've ever used. You won't regret shooting more Cinestill 800! No need to bother with a color correction filter when shooting at night either as the film is made for shooting in artificial lighting. The colors above are exactly what I got out of my scanner.
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What an amazing thread of images!
It's making me search for a 35mm f1.4 Zeiss now.
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