Created 9-Apr-13
72 photos

This gallery started on April 9, 2013. I will modify it from time to time, trying to explore all the possibilities with the ZF 135, including a variety of aperture settings, occasional use of Helicon Focus (always labeled as such) and as wide a variety of subject material as I can find. There will be some portraits and some landscape. I'm very, very pleased with this lens.

If you haven't done so, please use the slideshow (red button upper right corner this page.) If the show doesn't fill your whole screen, hit the round thingy in the upper right corner to make it take over the whole screen so the colors will be at their best. The slideshow is the highest resolution view of these files, by far. You can take control of the slideshow and move to any image you want with the thumbnail bar at the bottom of the slideshow page. Again, if you haven't used the slideshow view, you haven't really seen the image....

All these images are from the Zeiss 135 APO Sonnar on a Nikon D800E, with picture control set at Neutral and ISO held at 100 unless otherwise noted. Images shot with a tripod are marked with a T in the title, which is important here, as I'm still recovering from surgery in the balance area (cerebellum) of my brain and I'm not the steadiest photographer these days. If you don't see a "Tripod" or "T" in the title, you know the shot is handheld.

A full, thorough, professional level review of this lens can be found on Lloyd Chambers' website at http://diglloyd.com/


Thanks,

Dan MacDonald

f 5, ISO 100, Tripod

f 5, ISO 100, Tripod

f 2, 1/200, ISO 100

f 2, 1/200, ISO 100

f 4, 1/100s, ISO 100, pre-set tripod

f 4, 1/100s, ISO 100, pre-set tripod

Crop of previous image

Crop of previous image

f 4.5, 1/320s, ISO 100, pre-set tripod

f 4.5, 1/320s, ISO 100, pre-set tripod

Crop of previous image

Crop of previous image

f 2, 1/15s, ISO 100

f 2, 1/15s, ISO 100

f 2, 1/160s, ISO 100

f 2, 1/160s, ISO 100

f 3.2, 1/200, ISO 100

f 3.2, 1/200, ISO 100