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Showcase Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by quezra, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    If you wish to avoid a serious attack of G.A.S., look away now.

    f/2.8 ISO 100
    120.

    100% crop
    120_100crop.

    f/2 ISO 2000
    169.

    100% crop
    169_100crop.

    Yes, that's the JPEG engine almost perfectly preserving the faux snakeskin texture on the menus at ISO 2000.

    This is without a doubt the best JPEG engine I've ever used - handily beats Canon's which I've had serious envy over for the last 2 years.
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    :applause:
     
  3. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Bokeh shot, f/2.8 ISO 3200:
    156_c.
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looking good
     
  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    This may be on the list.
     
  6. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Bokeh is good, but in the upper right corner I see two elliptical blobs with structures in them :confused:.
     
  7. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Heh that was a glass mug giving off the very weird light shapes

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
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  8. cosmic

    cosmic TalkEmount Rookie

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    Dec 16, 2013
    Split, Croatia
    Duka
    Looking good...

    ©
     
  9. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    From previous A7(R) post:

    original.

    original.

    original.

    original.
     
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  10. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
  11. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    At local park, wide open:
    original.

    original.
     
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  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Wow, those are really nice.
     
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  13. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 2, 2013
    Convincing demos, quezra & serhan! Would you guys happen to have portraits to share? Curious to see how well it performs on the eye area. :)
     
  14. cocoabuddy

    cocoabuddy New to TalkEmount

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    Dec 2, 2013
    Chicago
    Akash
    ImageUploadedByTalkEmount1388736973.656196.

    My pup, FE55 1.8
     
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  15. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice pics! Premium cameras with premium lenses . . . my wallet is squirming just at the thought of it. :D

    Tony
     
  16. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Check out serhan's link above - 100% eye crops are best seen on the A7R :)
     
  17. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
  18. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Ok here is a portrait and eye crop under "natural light" conditions:
    042.
    f2.8 ISO 1250

    042_100crop.
    100% crop

    I was on continuous burst shutter so it may not be 100% sharp. And ISO 1250 JPEG is pretty lossy. But dang.
     
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  19. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Dang is right! I think Sony has hit it out of the park with both of the FE primes they released. Yeah, the 35mm could be a bit faster, but I'm happy to trade that speed for its tiny size, and shooting at ISO 3200 or even 6400 doesn't lose you much on the A7/R. If I could afford both, I'd snag that 55 in a heartbeat! My poor little Industar 55 is like a Yugo compared to Sony's Aston Martin. :D
     
  20. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Yeah, the funny thing is, I find f2.8 is my favored aperture with the FE55 too. Super, super sharp, but nice DoF control nearly all the time (or rather it is the closest match to my prefered f1.8 on the SEL35). Makes me want the 35/2.8 soooo badddd (but if I am getting that lens it will have to wait till next year on my budget :sorrow: )