Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Review and test of CANON EF 85 mm f/1.2L II USM

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This review is incomplete also demands addition! So far you watch the full review the Review of the lens Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM Strengths: Under certain conditions will give amazing pictures, illumination 1.2, rather sharp on an open hole, very high-quality assembly,…

Disassembling of Sigma 28-105/2.8-4 Aspherical IF DG for Canon (whether there are plastic lenses in a lens?)

The purpose of this article — to learn from what material it is made and how much of plastic there are, and how reliable is it. The lens is inexpensive, but it doesn’t change an essence. On feelings it is shakier, than my…

The review of Samyang 85/1.4 Aspherical IF with Canon lens mount

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Many thanks to Alexey L. from St.-Petersburg for the lens Samyang 85/1.4. At the moment I didn’t have 85mm lenses. We will be now a standard to which I will compare all others 85mm lenses. Not because it the best one but because…

The lenses Yashica — the catalog

I want to introduce, dear readers, the catalog of lenses of the Japanese company Yashica. About 30 years ago Yashica was the largest company in Japan, the producer of photooptics and cooperated with the German company Carl Zeiss. Not without reason the lenses…

Canon EF 24-70 USM ver.1 vs Canon EF 24-70 II USM

Canon EF 24-70 USM ver.1 vs Canon EF 24-70 II USM

Hello, dear readers! Today time to submit you the test of the most demanded lenses Canon for full frame cameras. One of lenses was sent me by the reader and the friend from far India, and I am grateful for participation of other…

Canon EF 100/2.8L IS USM Macro vs Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105/2.8G ED

Today we have “superbuttle”. Two top macrolenses of the most demanded focal length 100mm have a battle. The first one is Canon, and the other is Nikon.  I didn’t see so far a big difference of these two wonderful macrolenses. Contents: Equipment for…

Logos of the Soviet optical plants and some history of cameras

Union there was any marketing. Is it a logo or special trademark? To understand, whether there were other brands at the same plant it is necessary to dig more deeply. So so far we will call them logos and I will describe here…

Impressions of Carl Zeiss ZE lenses

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ZE, ZF, ZF.2 — it is a modern line of lenses for digital cameras 35mm. ZE-for the Canon. ZF and ZF.2 — for the Nikon. ZF — older lenses, without chip and an electrodiaphragm, and ZF.2 — newer, with an electrodiaphragm. Optical schemes…

Zeiss Distagon 35/2 ZE vs Sigma 35mm 1:1.4 DG Art HSM (the final fight)

I already reviewed Sigma 35mm 1:1.4 DG Art HSM and Carl Zeiss Distagon 35/2 ZE. But the question what lense has bigger resolution on frame center, remains open. As well as the data on resolution measured numerically. We will also try to close…

Review of Sigma 35mm 1:1.4 DG Art HSM

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Thanks to Alexey L. from St. Petersburg for this lens, as well as for tasty coffee and other lenses (next articles are still ahead)! The Sigma device also has a device for a lens hood focus setup (Sigma USB Dock), but I didn’t…

Carl Zeiss Distagon 35/2 ZE — impression of use

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I finished shooting material on the lens Carl Zeiss Distagon 35/2 ZE for a long time, and now I decided to write the article. But my impressions of a lens are not first. I already used it some time ago. Many thanks to…

Canon FD lenses (adapters, catalog and so forth)

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Unfairly forgotten lenses Canon FD are primogenitors of the modern lenses Canon EF. In fact, the lenses Canon EF — it is the same lenses Canon FD, only on a new bayonet joint. The bayonet joint of Canon FD assumed mechanical communication of…

Repair of the lenses Carl Zeiss

As well as all in this world, the lenses Carl Zeiss are not eternal. They serve very long, but not always the it can be careful, and sometimes comes the term for service. For those who wants to repair the German or the…

Firm Carl Zeiss lens hoods

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Rubber hood Rubber hood So far I will write about Zeiss/Contax lens hood, because it is very actual. And later I will add an information about modern blenda of Carl Zeiss. You perhaps are surprised, why to write about old and expensive hoods?…

Catalog of the lenses Carl Zeiss (October, 1975)

Very valuable brochure. Still to find it, but imore new… In addition. Specifically this copy is valuable that there are only AE-versions of lenses (with MTF schedules are described!). On the site Carl Zeiss you will find brochures to separate lenses only to…