Carl Zeiss Distagon (C/Y) 18mm F4,any users to give me adivice?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by BLUK, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. BLUK

    BLUK TalkEmount Rookie

    Dec 30, 2015
    B L
    I have a chance to buy Zeiss 188 f4 Leitax converted for EF for £350. It is in nice order and optics are really clean.
    With EOS to Sony adapter it should mount fine.
    Any advice? Go for it or forget it? Thanks.
  2. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    I remember reading that this doesn't quite give full frame coverage on the a7 series and will need cropping to about 20mm. Also lenses like these can tend to have a purple cast in the corners (can be fixed with software such as "cornerfix") and also may have smearing in the corners. My limited knowledge on this would make me think twice before purchasing. Perhaps someone else will know more, best of luck.
  3. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    I think you are talking about the leica m version that needs corner fix... C/Y version is the Contax brand slr version and works with A7 series:
    Sony A7RII + Zeiss Distagon 18mm f4 (or similar..)...?

    and the lens reviews on slrs:
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/4 (C/Y) Lens Review
    REVIEW | Contax 18mm F4 Distagon

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  4. BLUK

    BLUK TalkEmount Rookie

    Dec 30, 2015
    B L
    I think I will give it a miss. You cant use it open and have to stop it down to f 5.6 upward.
    I am looking at Minolta 17-35 f2.8~4 non G.
    I am happy with kit lens (16-50) which doesnt have many appriciations but I like it very much.Perhaps I have a better copy!
    I need something to cover A7 FF.
  5. RnR

    RnR TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Depends on the copy... see Distagon 18mm f/4
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  6. BLUK

    BLUK TalkEmount Rookie

    Dec 30, 2015
    B L
    Thank you.
    I have given it a miss because as you said or I understood as there are variations between samples and I wouldnt know if I was buying a bad sample.
    Price was £349 which is less than average but still not sold!
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