Tag: Zeiss

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Review – Again. This time on a Sony a7R III

Well, it’s been over a year and a half since I’ve owned and reviewed the Loxia 21mm, and since I’m back to it (purchased it new) with an a7R III, I figured it’s a good time to review my opinion of it. This time around, I’m coming from a Leica M system. Over on Leica, ...

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Review on the Sony a7R III on the Ballard Jazz Walk in Seattle

Last night was the Ballard Jazz Walk in Seattle. It’s a fun date night with lots of great music. You can read more about it over here. The first group we saw at the Peddler Brewing Company. It was the Brent Jensen Quartet. Brent was my saxophone and jazz band instructor from 1990-1994. He was an ...

ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Review on the Sony a7R III

Since I’m coming from a Leica system, I previously reviewed and absolutely love the Leica 75mm f/2 APO lens. Unfortunately, the 75mm APO won’t perform the same on a Sony as it does on a Leica so, the Loxia is the closest option. The Loxia 85mm is the closest thing to it in terms of focal ...

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Review (Update) – This time on the Sony a7R III

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve owned this lens and reviewed it last. Initially, I liked the lens but wasn’t all that enamored with it. Well, times and opinions change. I bought this lens again (new) after coming back to Sony and Zeiss. I now have a new found appreciation for Zeiss Loxia ...

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Review, Sony a7R III thoughts, and Farewell Leica – for now.

Over the past year, I’ve been primarily shooting with the Leica M262. It’s been a lot of fun, I’ve captured some great images, and I’ve really enjoyed using manual focus and compact lenses. During that time, I learned some interesting things about my shooting style and preferences: I like to be close to the subject ...

Leica M (Typ 262) and Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 ZM Review

WARNING — ARTICLE INCLUDES CAT PHOTOS! Why am I writing about the Leica M262 in May of 2017 when the M10 is out? Well, it’s because of the M10’s lack of availability. My guestimate is that it’ll be about a year before they are readily available. Personally, I’ve been wanting a real Leica M camera (as opposed ...

Kubota (Japanese) Garden in Seattle — Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Review

The Zeiss Loxia lenses are awesome. I now own the 21mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses. They are easily among my favorite lenses for Sony full frame cameras due to the fact that they are compact, sharp, well built, easy to use, and not to mention their amazing image quality. Check out my review on the ...

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Review

I now own two Loxia lenses — the 50mm and 35mm. The reason to shoot with them is that they are compact, render very nice images, give you more artistic control and creativity over your images, are sharp, and allow you to experience a Leica type experience for a fraction of the cost. Leica? Yes, go Google ...

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE vs Canon 50mm f/1.2L

I shot these photos on a Canon 5DS, processed in Lightroom, and cropped to taste. I planned on selling my 50mm f/1.2L lens to pay for the Zeiss. I also purchased the 85mm f/1.4 ZE Milvus as well. After owning them for a week and doing a multitude of tests on them, I concluded that ...

Welcome to Otusburg! Zeiss Otus 55mm for Canon

I did it, I finally bit the bullet and bought the Zeiss Otus 55mm for Canon mount! Without a doubt, all of the hype regarding this lens is true. This lens is AMAZING! Anything I could say about this lens has already been said in other reviews. My main concern in purchasing this lens was using ...

32mm f/1.8 Zeiss Touit for Fuji X Mount is SHARP!

At my day job, we recently moved to a new office. Our interior decorator purchased a couple of 5×7 pewter colored photo frames to homey of the place. His instructions were to fill them with B&W family photos. I took the Fuji X-T1, the Zeiss 32mm f/1.8, and the flash that came with the camera ...