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aaykay

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Zeiss/Sony 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar adapted for Canon EOS mount
« on: January 21, 2009, 12:44:57 pm »

This user on the Fred Miranda forums has been able to adapt the Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar onto the EOS mount:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/730505

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Zeiss/Sony 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar adapted for Canon EOS mount
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 12:48:30 pm »

interesting
I wonder how it compares to the Canon EF 135 2.0 L
which is also a fabulous lens.
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Zeiss/Sony 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar adapted for Canon EOS mount
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 05:42:12 pm »

The Canon 135 F2 L is, IMHO, one of the best lenses they make..

I wonder why you would bother to adapt the Zeiss ?
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 05:50:03 pm »

Quote from: David Anderson
The Canon 135 F2 L is, IMHO, one of the best lenses they make..

I wonder why you would bother to adapt the Zeiss ?

  The ZA 135 may be one of the best 35mm lenses ever made...by anyone.  Plus, there is a distinct drawing/rendering of the scene that these lenses provide.  Excellent microcontrast, very "3D."
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aaykay

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Zeiss/Sony 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar adapted for Canon EOS mount
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 06:17:55 pm »

Quote from: David Anderson
The Canon 135 F2 L is, IMHO, one of the best lenses they make..

I wonder why you would bother to adapt the Zeiss ?

I agree that if I were a Canon user, I would stick with the 135mm f/2L USM (used it in the past when I was a Canon shooter), even though the Zeiss out-classes the Canon L, for overall quality on Full-frame and for sheer acuity.   Having used the 135mm L in the past, I agree that *among the other lenses* in the Canon lens range, it is one of the best lenses for portraits at the 135mm FL.

On the Sony A900, obviously, the Zeiss Sonnar is stabilized - an advantage not present when adapted for use on the Canon 1D body.  Neither is the Canon L stabilized on the Canon body - thus this consideration is a wash.

Since it is natively made for the Canon mount, I personally would stick with the Canon L, if I were a Canon shooter, regardless of the higher quality of the Zeiss images and the 24% larger aperture size of the Zeiss (over the Canon L)......primarily due to its total and complete compatibility with the Canon body.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 04:05:31 am »

Some of it is probably for the challenge,  but some of it is probably the person trying to go for a lens that is better than the Canon.  Also the person can apply this to other lenses.  A bunch of people might get more interested in a 2.8/16-35ZA adapted. On that lens their is even always the potential of someone getting the autofocus working.  Though the aperture will always be an issue.

Quote from: arashm
interesting
I wonder how it compares to the Canon EF 135 2.0 L
which is also a fabulous lens.
am
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dirkpieters

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Zeiss/Sony 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar adapted for Canon EOS mount
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 08:07:51 am »

I tested the 80mm hasselblad(new black 60mm V series lens) with an adapter compared to the 100 canon macro at 2 diff f stops
Check it out[attachment=12190:Canon_VS_Haselblad.jpg][attachment=12190:Canon_VS_Haselblad
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« Last Edit: March 16, 2009, 08:08:43 am by dirkpieters »
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