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Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:16 pm    Post subject: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


You know how many great MF lenses you could buy for that money 😜


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dxomark.com/sony-carl-zeiss-planar-t-fe-50mm-f-1-4-za-lens-review/


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DXOmark is crap.

But rest assured, the 50 1.4 is a really great lens.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hasenbein wrote:
DXOmark is crap.

But rest assured, the 50 1.4 is a really great lens.


Can you please expand on your comments? Tell us why.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:
papasito wrote:
Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


You know how many great MF lenses you could buy for that money 😜


Thank you, Casper79.

As almost all of us, I have used a lot of great MF lenses. And I continue to do so.

In the little market of used lenses in Argentina/Uruguay, is more difficult to find a very good 135 mm F/1,8 or F/2 than a Sony 135/1,8 GM, that Sony sell at very good price and with stock.

Here, a good Planar 50/1,4 or distagon 35/1,4 in C/Y are practically impossible to find, while Sony offer their 50/1,4 or 35/1,4 with stock at very reasonable price.

In all cases, are very good MF lenses, and very good Sony lenses too.

As we know, the Sony 135/1,8 is a mervelous gem.

In my experience, the Sony 35/1,4 no so good. But the 20/1,8 G and the 24/1,4 GM are very good ones.

There are excellent MF lenses, V.Gr. THe 100 and 150 apochromat Kinoptic Paris lenses, the Canon L 200/1,8, The Leica apochromat 280/2 R, some Zeiss, Nikkor, etc. But I can't find them in nice price.

So, Sony lenses, you are welcome!!!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
https://www.dxomark.com/sony-carl-zeiss-planar-t-fe-50mm-f-1-4-za-lens-review/


Thank you, Visualopsins, very much.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hasenbein wrote:
DXOmark is crap.

But rest assured, the 50 1.4 is a really great lens.



Many thanks hasenbein.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:31 am    Post subject: Re: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
papasito wrote:
Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


You know how many great MF lenses you could buy for that money 😜


Thank you, Casper79.

As almost all of us, I have used a lot of great MF lenses. And I continue to do so.

In the little market of used lenses in Argentina/Uruguay, is more difficult to find a very good 135 mm F/1,8 or F/2 than a Sony 135/1,8 GM, that Sony sell at very good price and with stock.

Here, a good Planar 50/1,4 or distagon 35/1,4 in C/Y are practically impossible to find, while Sony offer their 50/1,4 or 35/1,4 with stock at very reasonable price.

In all cases, are very good MF lenses, and very good Sony lenses too.

As we know, the Sony 135/1,8 is a mervelous gem.

In my experience, the Sony 35/1,4 no so good. But the 20/1,8 G and the 24/1,4 GM are very good ones.

There are excellent MF lenses, V.Gr. THe 100 and 150 apochromat Kinoptic Paris lenses, the Canon L 200/1,8, The Leica apochromat 280/2 R, some Zeiss, Nikkor, etc. But I can't find them in nice price.

So, Sony lenses, you are welcome!!!


If you can find a Fuji XF 50mm f1.0 WR I will say yes to that. Then buy a Fujifilm camera for a little more. Have it that way. I think you won't be disappointed. Then try their 90mm f2.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

Blazer0ne wrote:
papasito wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
papasito wrote:
Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


You know how many great MF lenses you could buy for that money 😜


Thank you, Casper79.

As almost all of us, I have used a lot of great MF lenses. And I continue to do so.

In the little market of used lenses in Argentina/Uruguay, is more difficult to find a very good 135 mm F/1,8 or F/2 than a Sony 135/1,8 GM, that Sony sell at very good price and with stock.

Here, a good Planar 50/1,4 or distagon 35/1,4 in C/Y are practically impossible to find, while Sony offer their 50/1,4 or 35/1,4 with stock at very reasonable price.

In all cases, are very good MF lenses, and very good Sony lenses too.

As we know, the Sony 135/1,8 is a mervelous gem.

In my experience, the Sony 35/1,4 no so good. But the 20/1,8 G and the 24/1,4 GM are very good ones.

There are excellent MF lenses, V.Gr. THe 100 and 150 apochromat Kinoptic Paris lenses, the Canon L 200/1,8, The Leica apochromat 280/2 R, some Zeiss, Nikkor, etc. But I can't find them in nice price.

So, Sony lenses, you are welcome!!!


If you can find a Fuji XF 50mm f1.0 WR I will say yes to that. Then buy a Fujifilm camera for a little more. Have it that way. I think you won't be disappointed. Then try their 90mm f2.


Here, now, I can't find them. But when I can do it, I will.
Thank you Blazer0ne


PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have experience with the Sony 50/1.4 but do with the 55/1.8 (Zeiss, right?). I feel this lens is over-priced for its performance. Sharpness is great to be certain. But the chromatic aberration is atrocious. I can't believe they were OK with this thing, given all the competition out there. While it's lovely in size, I could not justify using it over my other 50mm lenses after looking at the results. The Sigma 50/1.4 Art bested it. The Nikon Z 50/1.8 S bested it. If you've got that kind of money burning a hole in your pocket and want manual focus, may I suggest checking out the Voigtlander APO 50/2? I've no personal experience (yet...) but have heard it's a wonder.

I actually did a little comparison between the Zeiss 55/1.8 (via Techart TZE adapter), Sigma 50/1.4 Art (FTZ adapter), Nikon Z 50/1.8, and threw in the Contax G 45/2 (via fotodiox adapter) all shot on the Nikon Z 7. I understand the Sony's cameras do some in-camera correction for their lenses but I use an A7III at work and I still see lots of CA in my results. These are all wide open, and then with a tight, center-ish crop.


Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8


Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art @ f/1.4


Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8


Contax G 45mm f/2 @ f/2


CROPS

Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8 (center crop)


Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art @ f/1.4 (center crop)


Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8 (center crop)


Contax G 45mm f/2 @ f/2 (center crop)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
papasito wrote:
Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


You know how many great MF lenses you could buy for that money 😜


Thank you, Casper79.

As almost all of us, I have used a lot of great MF lenses. And I continue to do so.

In the little market of used lenses in Argentina/Uruguay, is more difficult to find a very good 135 mm F/1,8 or F/2 than a Sony 135/1,8 GM, that Sony sell at very good price and with stock.

Here, a good Planar 50/1,4 or distagon 35/1,4 in C/Y are practically impossible to find, while Sony offer their 50/1,4 or 35/1,4 with stock at very reasonable price.

In all cases, are very good MF lenses, and very good Sony lenses too.

As we know, the Sony 135/1,8 is a mervelous gem.

In my experience, the Sony 35/1,4 no so good. But the 20/1,8 G and the 24/1,4 GM are very good ones.

There are excellent MF lenses, V.Gr. THe 100 and 150 apochromat Kinoptic Paris lenses, the Canon L 200/1,8, The Leica apochromat 280/2 R, some Zeiss, Nikkor, etc. But I can't find them in nice price.

So, Sony lenses, you are welcome!!!


Yeah I know all about it. My family-in-law is Argentinian but live in Europe already for a while. My father-in-law’s Argentinian’s pension has been halved in a short time because of the bad economy. I’m glad the situation didn’t hit you too hard personally.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony 55/1,8 vs. Zeiss 50/1,4 Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:
papasito wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
papasito wrote:
Both lenses have manual focus.

Which to buy?

Any experience to share?


You know how many great MF lenses you could buy for that money 😜


Thank you, Casper79.

As almost all of us, I have used a lot of great MF lenses. And I continue to do so.

In the little market of used lenses in Argentina/Uruguay, is more difficult to find a very good 135 mm F/1,8 or F/2 than a Sony 135/1,8 GM, that Sony sell at very good price and with stock.

Here, a good Planar 50/1,4 or distagon 35/1,4 in C/Y are practically impossible to find, while Sony offer their 50/1,4 or 35/1,4 with stock at very reasonable price.

In all cases, are very good MF lenses, and very good Sony lenses too.

As we know, the Sony 135/1,8 is a mervelous gem.

In my experience, the Sony 35/1,4 no so good. But the 20/1,8 G and the 24/1,4 GM are very good ones.

There are excellent MF lenses, V.Gr. THe 100 and 150 apochromat Kinoptic Paris lenses, the Canon L 200/1,8, The Leica apochromat 280/2 R, some Zeiss, Nikkor, etc. But I can't find them in nice price.

So, Sony lenses, you are welcome!!!


Yeah I know all about it. My family-in-law is Argentinian but live in Europe already for a while. My father-in-law’s Argentinian’s pension has been halved in a short time because of the bad economy. I’m glad the situation didn’t hit you too hard personally.


Thank you.

Yes, Im a lowyer with 35 years of profession.

My best regards for you and your family.