Friday, April 10, 2009

zeiss test

so my boss is renting a couple of the new zeiss lenses for canon. including the one i've been drooling over.

i thought it would be a perfect opportunity for me to test out the 50mm f/1.4.

here's my conclusion:
-it just feels good to shoot with.
-the bokeh is beautiful
-but (as you can see from the image above) i'm not entirely confident in my ability to keep things in focus at 1.4.

maybe some practice.

i think i want it.

p.s.: that lovely lady is my work buddy/web designer, sarah.


Mark Weinberg said...

Zeiss 50mm...a photographer at General Conference shot with it quite a bit. The images at wide open at 1.4 had some funny flaring, and the way it renders specular highlights that are out of focus didn't seem as nice as the Canon 50mm 1.4.

At 1.8 the Zeiss was great...

Just some thoughts...but I'd love to test it!

c.m. said...

hmm. good to know. are you comparing to the canon L series 50 1.2, or the regular one? i may test those too...
thanks for the info!