Posted on May 15, 2014
Posted on December 3, 2013
Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III camera.
Posted on November 18, 2013
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):
Posted on November 17, 2013
Posted on November 5, 2013
I shot these with the only autofocus lens I own, the Canon 85mm f1.2, which really lives up to the hype it gets about being a “magical” and incredibly sharp lens. It’s definitely a hard lens to use… there’s no debating that. But if you spend some time with it and learn what it’s strengths and weaknesses are, I’m sure you’ll see that it’s a special lens… Canon’s best in my very humble opinion. The aperture was set to 2.5 with a 1/5000 shutter speed and -1EV since it was a very bright sunny day. Zero post processing. Straight out of the camera.