in the room

zeiss 100mm f2 makro planar lens

I love when a photograph makes you feel something…

This image actually feels a little creepy, like this suit of armor has someone in it, and that someone is standing right in the room with you. It’s a unique effect that I see quite frequently with the Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar lens. It renders this overwhelming 3D quality in it’s images, more so than any other ZE-mount Zeiss lenses, which are all known for their pronounced micro contrast and 3D quality. I read quite a few skeptical remarks about this effect before I bought this lens, but after shooting a few thousand photos with it, I’m definitely a believer. I tried capturing this image with two outstanding Canon lenses (the 85mm 1.2 and the 135mm 2.0), but neither of them produced an image like this… not even close.

This image is not for sale because this belongs to The Met, and to everyone who supports the museum with their donations. Here are a few other photos from my visit (all taken with the Zeiss 85mm f1.4 or the 100mm f2 Makro-Planar):