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henrikfoto
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« on: November 12, 2013, 07:29:05 AM »
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Has anyone gotten their Zeiss 55 yet?
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 09:03:35 PM »
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Yes, received mine today from B&H.  Pre-ordered on announcement day.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 11:16:01 PM »
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Yes, received mine today from B&H.  Pre-ordered on announcement day.

Is it any good?

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 01:23:22 PM »
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Ordered at the beginning of October in Germany and no info yet.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 05:39:12 AM »
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As far as I have heard they have around 1.000 preorders and since every lens is double tested during final quality control they make appr. 5 a day. Go figure....
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 05:45:44 AM »
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As far as I have heard they have around 1.000 preorders and since every lens is double tested during final quality control they make appr. 5 a day. Go figure....

Let´s just hope they started mass production many months ago... Wink

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Bernard
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 09:12:11 AM »
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Sounds like it will be hard to get one before Christmas Cry
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 01:47:40 PM »
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Anyone in a hurry can always get the Sony E-mount f/1.8 version instead! Buy an A7r to mount it on & still save some cash compared to the Otus.   Wink

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 03:33:23 PM »
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There is a thread on Fred Miranda in the alt section with pics of bokeh....

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 05:22:03 AM »
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Yes, received mine today from B&H.  Pre-ordered on announcement day.

What was the announcement day?
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 08:09:46 AM »
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Bernard,

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Is it any good?

Looks like they are starting to trickle through to folks. Refer here
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 08:55:45 AM »
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Bernard,

Looks like they are starting to trickle through to folks. Refer here

Thanks for posting the link. Since I ordered one on the day of announcement (Oct-07) from B&H, I am pleased to read that the first reports are positive!  Wink

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Bernard
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 11:07:46 AM »
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...I am pleased to read that the first reports are positive!

Indeed.

It will be interesting to see how many lenses, and in what focal lengths Zeiss produces Otus lenses. That several primes will be produced is not in doubt (rumours abound of a wide and short tele). However, I would be very interested to learn if they intend to produce a zoom(s) of (near) comparable quality. Unfortunately a zoom, if it is ever released, would be announced only after the majority of primes in order to capitalise on sales of the latter. Sad

In producing a zoom in addition to primes, Zeiss would in essence duplicate the Leica S system (the Zeiss 55mm all but equals the Leica S 70mm in performance), albeit without autofocus or central shutter lenses.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 12:16:58 PM »
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I hope the Otus line is a huge success. If so maybe it'll prompt CaNikon to acknowledge that some of their users would benefit from highly accurate VF manual focusing. Or at least more comfortable-to-use articulated rear LCD screens in their top line bodies.

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 02:34:59 PM »
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I hope the Otus line is a huge success. If so maybe it'll prompt CaNikon to acknowledge that some of their users would benefit from highly accurate VF manual focusing. Or at least more comfortable-to-use articulated rear LCD screens in their top line bodies.

-Dave-

I really was disappointed that, amongst other problems such as overall size/weight, Nikon did not take their "retro" philosophy far enough and give us proper split microprism focussing in the viewfinder of the Df. That really would have suited old legacy lenses (plus new legacy lenses such as the Otus).
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 03:55:12 PM »
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Images posted in GetDPI. So far, so good. I'm still waiting for some landscapes other than those on the Zeiss site.

I'm waffling on getting one. It would be used for stitching panos for me and I'm uncertain that it would be (and it WOULD have to be) head and shoulders above my 50 Makro. And also my 85 1.4G, come to think about it.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 06:10:12 PM »
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I'm waffling on getting one. It would be used for stitching panos for me and I'm uncertain that it would be (and it WOULD have to be) head and shoulders above my 50 Makro. And also my 85 1.4G, come to think about it.

I made the bet that it would, as I use a lot the 2 very same lenses for stitching a lot (the 50mm being my landscape workhorse for panos).  Wink

One area of concern for me is flare behavior when sun is in the picture. From the results shown by Lloyd Chambers, it seems that the 50mm f2 Makro and the Otus both have issues, but it seems that the issues of the 50mm Marko might be easier to correct in post.

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2013, 09:05:11 PM »
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Roger Cicala tested two copies so far. Seems good, exceptional even.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/11/otus-is-scharf
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2013, 06:53:22 AM »
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Bernard, I'm now in line at LensRental, supposed to be delivered second week of December. I realize I could go ahead and order one from B&H and send it back if I'm not satisfied but that would tie up $4K at a bad time of the year!
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 01:50:46 PM »
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I'm waffling on getting one. It would be used for stitching panos for me and I'm uncertain that it would be (and it WOULD have to be) head and shoulders above my 50 Makro. And also my 85 1.4G, come to think about it.

Why not replace both? Wink According to this (Time = 2:22) the 85mm f/1.4 will be released in Q1 2014.
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