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Author Topic: Zeiss Contax 2.8/60 Makro Planar C on 5D2 ??  (Read 2243 times)
Hening Bettermann
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« on: April 28, 2012, 02:02:43 PM »
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Hi

I am looking for a lens in the 60 mm range for my 5D2. The Contax CY Makro Planar C is light (270 grams) - but there are 2 concerns:

1-Can it be adapted to the 5D? http://www.pebbleplace.com/Personal/Contax_db.html lists it as doubtful, but they also list the Distagon 2.8/35 as doubtful, and that lens works flawless on my 5D2 (CameraQuest adapter)

2-how good is it for infinity work if stopped down to say 5.6 or 8? Anybody have any opinions or experience? I was unable to find anything googling.

Why 60 mm?
The 50mm Planar does not fit the 5D2. Hoping for an upcoming mirrorless fullframe in fall this year, I will not at this time invest in lenses specific to the 5D2. IF the Planar C would adapt to the 5D2, it could be used on that for now, filling the rather large gap between the 35 Distagon and the 85 Sonnar.

Anticipating that mirrorless fullframe, I would then wet my lips for a Contax G Planar 2.0/45 (hoping that it could be adapted). The 60 mm would fit in nicely between that and the Sonnar 2.8/85, so it would not be waisted.

Thanks for any input.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 03:36:54 PM »
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Some seem to use it at infinity
http://forum.mflenses.com/landscape-use-of-s-planar-12-8-f60mm-t43528.html

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 06:44:53 PM »
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I have a  Zeiss Contax 35-70 on a 5D2 using a Haoda adapter. It wipes the floor with the Canon equivalents as far as sharpness and contrast goes. Manual focus and exposure though, so live view is a good idea.
David
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 08:57:25 PM »
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Hening,

When you say the 50mm Planar doesn't 'fit' the 5D2, which one do you mean? I've used a C/Y Zeiss 50mm 1.4 extensively on my 5D2 with no problems.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 12:55:04 AM »
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Thanks for your replies.

John:

> When you say the 50mm Planar doesn't 'fit' the 5D2, which one do you mean?

I have the 1.7, and it does not focus on infinity. (Cameraquest adapter).

David:

I have the Vario-Sonnar 28-70, but I want a prime.

Good light - Hening.
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