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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25 Contax CY
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25 Contax CY Reply with quote









wide open


partly stopped down


The above photos have been taken with an MMJ copy of the lens.
The camera used was a Canon EOS 5D in the first two photos and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II in the other four photos.

Now I show some 100% crops from the first photo:







There is this popular believe that the Distagon 25 has bad corners. This is partly true for the AE version at wide apertures,
but it's totally false and undeserved for the MM version of the lens. So here follow two 100% crops, always from the first picture,
that I hope will prove, one time for all, that the Distagon 25 is a great performers also in the corners:





PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our old watercastle today early in the morning with NEX-7



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were taken with EOS 5D Mark II camera - click on pictures to slightly enlarge them:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This and the planar 50/1.4 are never far from my camera


patrickh


PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: C/Y Distagon 2,8/25mm Reply with quote

Working 20 years as an Embassy photographer, the 25mm Distagon was the lens I've used mostly on my Contax RTSIII and Contax AX, because I could use it perfectly for small groups of people images! Today, the lens still works perfectly adapted on my Canon 5DMkII!


PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to register to this forum after bumping into great valuable information and knowledge, thanks to all you guys I've been learning a lot.

Any input on this next question will be deeply appreciated. I'm about to buy my first "real" lens (on a budget) for a digital cinema camera and I'm looking for a lens that can deliver an organic-dramatic feel, so after heavy research I narrowed my options into two lenses (I know there are a lot of other good lenses out there but I'm totally conviced that these two are my final options) :

Option A. Zeiss Flektogon 20mm F2.8 (serial 1001xxxx)

Option B. Zeiss Contax Distagon 25mm F2.8. (serial 581xxxx)


I've read a lot about how quality control is greater on the Contax Line but at the same time I've read about some Jena's having great quality too. Cost of both is relatively similar on the web.


My priorities in this decission are: image quality, color rendering and of course, durability of the lens. I am not too worried about corner/edges softness because (I'm currently sitting on a 1.6x crop factor so I won't be dealing with the real corners)

Thanks a lot for your time.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EMBermudez wrote:
I decided to register to this forum after bumping into great valuable information and knowledge, thanks to all you guys I've been learning a lot.

Any input on this next question will be deeply appreciated. I'm about to buy my first "real" lens (on a budget) for a digital cinema camera and I'm looking for a lens that can deliver an organic-dramatic feel, so after heavy research I narrowed my options into two lenses (I know there are a lot of other good lenses out there but I'm totally conviced that these two are my final options) :

Option A. Zeiss Flektogon 20mm F2.8 (serial 1001xxxx)

Option B. Zeiss Contax Distagon 25mm F2.8. (serial 581xxxx)


I've read a lot about how quality control is greater on the Contax Line but at the same time I've read about some Jena's having great quality too. Cost of both is relatively similar on the web.


My priorities in this decission are: image quality, color rendering and of course, durability of the lens. I am not too worried about corner/edges softness because (I'm currently sitting on a 1.6x crop factor so I won't be dealing with the real corners)

Thanks a lot for your time.


You can have a look for these lenses and their images on FLICKR and see which kinds of rendering you like.
The Zeiss Flektogon 20mm F2.8 offers a wider field of view and from my perspective that is a big plus, as it allows me greater creativity in the shot - whether this is important to you I am unsure.
DDR JENA lenses that I have used have all been excellent optically, but some have had minor mechanical issues - looseness in some and lack of precision in others.
Having said that though, the images were always good.
If you can verify the condition of the lenses, I would not hesitate to pick the Zeiss Flektogon 20mm F2.8
Tom