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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 16:20
Thanks Henry !
I simply can't believe how little info about this lens is on-line and that's why i decided to make this. This lens simply deserves to be talked about !

Originally posted by H_K_F H_K_F wrote:

Sony should let you test this lens longer; for sensors improvements in the next 5-10 years to come... : )

I need to say that we have EXCELLENT Sony rep here, and i think i can say that we have a very friendly and open relationship. I never experienced something like this in my country before. But, we are a small country and our local Sony office is treated just like that; their limitation is pretty evident and they (Sony office) need to borrow lenses to send them to me (as in the case with zeiss 135/1.8 they are trying to get one of these for reviewers.)


 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote gsaronni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 16:26
Very interesting review. If I have to choose wich 135mm to buy, I think I would to the Zeiss one, but oly because MF is hard with the 7D. Maybe with a FF camera it would be different

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Post Options Post Options   Quote H_K_F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 17:50
135STF, 100 Marco and 135ZA are all excellents lens; I like them all but cannot justify any of them in my lineup... bought a MF Voigtländer Macro 125 f2.5 instead (also a small reward for quit smoking).

So many goodies, so little income... : )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 17:53
i really admire that 125/2.5! a lens can be that beautiful, not more:) i really with inside that it outperforms any other macro ever made because its so beautiful. (*lol* @ myself) is it really that good?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 17:56
Originally posted by H_K_F H_K_F wrote:

135STF, 100 Marco and 135ZA are all excellents lens; I like them all but cannot justify any of them in my lineup... bought a MF Voigtländer Macro 125 f2.5 instead (also a small reward for quit smoking).

So many goodies, so little income... : )

Agree, and all of the mentioned have their advantages; SFT=bokeh; 135ZA speed; 100 macro=it's a macro ! :)

I hardly wait to get 135ZA for a review since with F1.8 i can justify it for my work and somehow manage to pay for it. But once again, STF has certainly affected my opinion about great bokeh performance and i will certanly miss it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 18:01
Kiklop you need a "STF135ZA/1.8 SSM macro" ;P
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 18:02
too many speciality lenses in 100-135 range.. imo thats a bad move. If they'd ever make a 85 STF (or 50 STF)
it would be great and a STF macro would be a killer.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 18:08
Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

Kiklop you need a "STF135ZA/1.8 SSM macro" ;P

lol
i was thinking of a similar thing, merging all those speciality lenses together.

a 100/2 STF macro would be suitable:)
and a 50/1.4 STF macro would unite all 50mm's
finally a 28/1.7 macro 1:2 would be most welcome, DT only tough.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 18:11
Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

Kiklop you need a "STF135ZA/1.8 SSM macro" ;P

LOL
I suppose SSM means AF too :)
If so, yes, that's pretty much what i would like to have :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H_K_F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2007 at 18:22
Voigtländer Macro 125 f2.5 is a lens with a character, not perfect though.

I need to use it more for a detailed review, which would not be as nice as the one written by Kiklop. : )


Edited by H_K_F - 19 January 2007 at 16:07
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fastshot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2007 at 12:22
Kiklop,
I use a "M screen" on my 7D and find it improved the ability to accurately focus lenses like the 135STF. The M screen is also helpful when using 300F2.8 lens in DMF mode - you can easily see the target point "pop" into/out of focus when the focusing ring is adjusted slightly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2007 at 12:41
Thanks fastshot! I wish i have one of these. I tried to get one but didn't succeed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gobs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2007 at 15:06
an stf can me made into macro, just add an extension tube.. lol
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2007 at 15:44
interesting idea.. think of the bokeh in macro magnifactions:) anyone with stf and tubes to try that?
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