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Old 12-10-2011   #41
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Thank you very much..Umcelinho and Bidnez.
My lens is optimised for 1.5.
Its a recent copy and I subscribe to the theory that the recent ones are all optimised in such a way although I know that there has been some discussion about this .

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How would you describe how you use a 50?
I don't frame the subjects consistently in the center, which is where the pre-asph lux is very good. IMHO, there is a greater and more dramatic decrease in sharpness mid-frame from the lux 50 compared to the c-sonnar. I think this is why the pre-asph has a certain "fullness" in its center that drops off quickly. Off-center subjects look better to me using the c-sonnar.

If you compare the mtf charts for the 2 lenses, you'll see what I mean. The C-sonnar has a more gentle transition in contrast/sharpness from the center across the frame.

I sound like a specs geek here, big-time. I'm a sonnar fan, that's all, attracted to focus shift like a moth to light ...
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On the day that I got the lens I thought that I`d better see what this focus shift was all about so I loaded up a short length of Fomapan ,opened the lens up and shot at min focus distance.



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good lord, gentlemen, this thread just keeps getting stronger ...

great stuff, joe. what don't you shoot well? michael, i think that's just the kind of wide open imaging zeiss had in mind when they designed the c-sonnar. classic.
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good lord, gentlemen, this thread just keeps getting stronger ...

great stuff, joe. what don't you shoot well? michael, i think that's just the kind of wide open imaging zeiss had in mind when they designed the c-sonnar. classic.
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Mike, good info. I tend to not center subjects in the frame but instead place them on the corners or divide the frame in thirds. I have been looking for a great modern compact 50 and maybe the sonnar will be just what i'm looking for... the other 50 i will be using is a Canon 50/0.95, and the two seem to be very complementary. now i just need to find one for sale, the shops i usually buy from doesn't carry it in stock..
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double wow...
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Superb shot, Helen. The Sonnar is just so mellow ....
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Nice Helen! She also bears a slight resemblance to Cameron Diaz, which is hard not to like
Oh Wow ...just peeked back at this Thread
Drooling over sooo Many Fab shots
Such a Great lens..probably In the Top Five of RF BEST lenses !!

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I love this lens! Nice and compact, beautiful colours, in fact, this lens made me do colour again instead of only black & white.

Mine is optimised for 2.8, and I will have it modified, because I really can not get any sharp photos at 1.5.
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Making me really lust after this lens! Probably a good thing none are available so I don't blow a lot of money.
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Making me really lust after this lens! Probably a good thing none are available so I don't blow a lot of money.
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Hi i just can´t live without a c-sonnar, had crons lux´s and let them go, but my c-sonnar once gone had to be back again.
After all is the most small and fast lens around, not to say about it´s performance even wide open.

check these shots, of course i don´t add contrast nor sharpness on PP.









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As has been described elsewhere, this lens has one character wide open, and another, sharper one stopped down.
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Great pictures, everyone. The Sonnar is my best Sunday-brunch-view-across-table lens. :-) I think the falloff of focus at 1.5 is flattering too. It's a keepper.

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Zeiss sure knows how to make a helluva lens! Superb photos!
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Great pictures, everyone. The Sonnar is my best Sunday-brunch-view-across-table lens. :-) I think the falloff of focus at 1.5 is flattering too. It's a keepper.
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Some nice stuff here ...
This @1.5/50 (or maybe 25 ,I couldn`t see) Fomapan 100.
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Guys, some really lovely photos here. May I ask if the C Sonnar 50/1.5 is one & the same ZM 50/1.5 that are still sold new or are there different versions?

Example : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...5_ZM_Lens.html
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Guys, some really lovely photos here. May I ask if the C Sonnar 50/1.5 is one & the same ZM 50/1.5 that are still sold new or are there different versions?
Yes that`s the one .

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I handled a C Sonnar in a shop today -- this lens is simply stunning. I have no idea why I didn't get it over the Planar right away. It's definitely on my buy list now. Don't know how soon, I guess that depends on when I can find a good deal ... :-)
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Zeiss should forget about marketing the ZM C Sonnar 50 and get around to making more of them. My dealer has had a number on back order for months now. Including one for me...
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