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Subject: [Leica] OT: New Zeiss 35/1.4
From: len-001 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 09:57:20 -0400
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I agree with Marty on this one. It's a nice addition to a D700 kit.  
While I have the MF Nikkor 35mm f1.4, it is an old formula even  
though I bought it only 5 years ago. Now I'll have to revisit it and  
compare it to my Canon 35mm f1.4L and the Leica M asph lens.

Thanks for pointing it out John.


On Sep 3, 2010, at 12:20 AM, Marty Deveney wrote:

> This lens has been completely redesigned.  The Contax version was 9
> elements in 8 groups and the new is 11 elements in 9 groups.  This
> fots with Zeiss' current strategy of relying on their great T* coating
> to control flare and secondary reflections and to allow that to let
> them use a lot of air-glass surfaces and multiple spherical elements.
> Their recent 35/2 is my favourite SLR 35 ever, but this new one might
> be better.  I was a huge fan of the old version on the Aria, and this
> one on a D700, F100 or FM size SLR is likely to be really nice,
> especially in the absence of a Nikkor AF 35/1.4.
> Marty (Zeiss is Neiss)
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:48 PM, T. Mike Fletcher  
> <tmikefletcher at> wrote:
>> Who is looking at the light in the background?  When you have a  
>> great looking red head, a glass of wine, and an open space at the  
>> bar next to her, why not just think am I to old that I think about  
>> the background and not the foreground?  I hope I never get that  
>> old.     T.Mike Fletcher
>> On Sep 2, 2010, at 4:51 PM, John Edwin Mason wrote:
>>> The new Zeiss Distagon T 35/1.4.
>>> It's probably just me, but does this bokeh look funky (and not in  
>>> a good sense) to you? (Warning, large file):
>>> PI_0141-2010_2-dl/$File/PI_0141-2010_2-dl.jpg
>>> More info and another link to the above sample image, here:
>>> 08954FB4978B76EEC125710E005F23B5
>>> --John
>>> ******************************
>>> John Edwin Mason, Photography:
>>> Charlottesville and Cape Town
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In reply to: Message from profmason at (John Edwin Mason) ([Leica] OT: New Zeiss 35/1.4)
Message from tmikefletcher at (T. Mike Fletcher) ([Leica] OT: New Zeiss 35/1.4)
Message from benedenia at (Marty Deveney) ([Leica] OT: New Zeiss 35/1.4)