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Re: The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar ZE/ZF2
« Reply #80 on: July 27, 2017, 09:26:22 pm »

My point about the Canon 1x to 5 x lens is that it makes for a sturdy field-capable set-up, because no-one gets enthusiastic about taking a bellows set-up into the field. Keep posting those herp and bug and spider and flower and mushroom close-up and macro photos, people!

The MP-E 65mm was the hardest lens to let go of, when I left Canon.

Fortunately, I found an even more convenient solution. I will finish up my blog post on reverse-macro next weekend, then I will get into reverse-zoom lenses that duplicate (and, in more ways than not, surpass) the MP-65mm. Stay tuned :)


The Original, The Minolta Maxxum Dynax 3x-1x AF Macro Zoom


The 1x-5x Canon MP-E 65mm came second.

Reversing certain Nikon zooms gives you more macro range than the (1:1 - 3:1) Minolta ... ranging from 1:4 - 3:1 ... albeit not quite as much as the Canon.
However, certain of these zooms offer = or greater quality images + far greater overall field flexibility than either.

Sharing too much of my article tho ;)
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Re: The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar ZE/ZF2
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2017, 08:57:47 pm »

Well, I look forward to your article!
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Re: The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar ZE/ZF2
« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2017, 02:33:45 pm »

I still am enamored of the Zeiss 135mm F/2. Took this today with the D810 and the Zeiss 135mm.

Some other comments about APO lenses in my long post here:

http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=119139.0
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Re: The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar ZE/ZF2
« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2017, 02:52:17 pm »

Very nice.

I am going to take mine for a spin this weekend and hope to share a good one or two as well.

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« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2017, 03:08:50 pm »

Very nice.

I am going to take mine for a spin this weekend and hope to share a good one or two as well.

You might get a kick out the long article I linked in the preceding post on how our photography changes with time.
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Re: The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar ZE/ZF2
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2017, 03:42:44 pm »

You might get a kick out the long article I linked in the preceding post on how our photography changes with time.

I did get a kick out of it ... and in fact I had a response half-drafted last night ... but I was up at 2:30 am the night before, so I turned in early.

Will participate soon :)
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