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Contax Vario-Sonnar 100-300 - Sunflowers
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Contax Vario-Sonnar 100-300 - Sunflowers Reply with quote

(i just want to skip the first message in order to have the darker background for the pictures) Wink

Last edited by Orio on Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:33 am; edited 5 times in total


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pictures were taken hand-held on the 5DMkII and the lens aperture is wide open or near wide open in all shots:

Picture 01. Near wide open:


01a. 100% crop:


Picture 02. Wide open:


Picture 03. Wide open:


03a. 100% crop:


Picture 04. Near wide open:


04a. 100% crop:


04b. 100% crop:


04c. 100% crop:


Picture 05. Wide open:


05a. 100% crop:


05b. 100% crop:


05c. 100% crop:


Picture 06. Wide open:


06a. 100% crop:


Picture 07. Near wide open:


07a. 100% crop:


07b. 100% crop:


07c. 100% crop:


07d. 100% crop:


07e. 100% crop:


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummmm, subarashii rennzu ne!
Ummmm, what a fantastic lens! (in english)


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very good to me. Wink
Perfect compensation for your odd Tele-Tessar. Thanks for the samples.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koji wrote:
Ummmm, subarashii rennzu ne!
Ummmm, what a fantastic lens! (in english)


I couldn't believe my eyes when I downloaded the images from the compact flash card.
I mean, the 100% crops wide open of this lens hand-held, are better than my full size 1:1 stopped down tripod images of my Makro-Planar 100.

I believe this is the most amazingly resolving and sharp lens I have ever got or used.
It breaks down to pieces my Leica Apo-Telyt-R 180.

-


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

incredible Shocked 100% crop on 5DII !


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HELP! This sharpness hurt my eyes Confused

What actually is wide open with this lens ... f4 or something like that ?

Cheers
Tobias


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is truly amazing Orio and thanks for sharing. At that zoom range the results are stunning and the 300 is as good as any prime I have seen (if not better).
They could make a fortune selling the sunflower seeds to american baseball players so they can sit and spit them out in the dugout - at least it's one step more pleasant than "chewing tobacco"! Ugggh


patrickh


PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing rendition, not much more to say ...


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that this lens beat fixed Canon L
I can believe it when I check the Zeiss MTF's
for 300mm, in body stabilization is important; a Pentax with Leitax kit could give it


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats for this lens.
Is the high resolution of the lens causing this noise and moir effect?
Never seen anything sharper than this (chapeau) Shocked


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic lens indeed!!


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely incredible, thanks for sharing. Now I have to track one of these down....


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Shocked
What can be said that has not already.
Stunning results!
Nice pick up Orio.
The 4 lens travel kit you mentioned the other day is now in play Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

I had a chance to get this -- it disappeared in minutes on ebay
I can not believe my eyes!! This is truly amazing result!!!

ORIO -- WOW!!!! and congrats!!

I'd been hunting for this lens and bought Makro-Planar 100 instead ..

I must have it -- one day -- long term goal .. Smile anyway --- GLORIA!! Smile

one more thing -- APO-like performer? Tell me your opinion, Orio Smile

tf


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:

one more thing -- APO-like performer? Tell me your opinion, Orio Smile
tf


Almost. In some areas sometimes there can be a slight hint of red CA at 300mm wide open, but very minor, so little that a value of just +1 in the Lens Correction filter of Photoshop can remove it.
I don't do it though, because I am always of the impression that fixing CA via software softens the image, and for this small amount it really isn't worth it. It is really such a minor thing that can be ignored
- I bet it's not even visible when printed, only pixel peeping on computer monitor might reveal it.
Some lenses that are reputed very high, such as the Sonnar 180, have loads more CA than this one.
It is really a jewel lens. Admirable and a must have for Contax users.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a joy to be able to see images from this lens that I knew very little about. And these images....I don't know what to say that hasn't been covered. Incredible.