Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 ZF
Official Zeiss lens page
The ZF lenses description:
"ZF lenses provide Nikon F-mount cameras with the creative potential and phototechnical performance available
so far only in the Contax system. In addition, ZF lenses incorporate new technical advances from the ZEISS Ultra Prime®,
Master Prime® and DigiPrime® lenses for motion picture cameras. Results have been seen in feature films like
"Lord of the Rings", "Alexander", "King Arthur", "Air Force One", "Collateral", "King Kong" and many commercials and music clips."
This lens test is done with Sony FX1E HDV camcorder + Redrock Micro M2 35mm lens adapter + Redrock Micro Follow Focus +
Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 mm ZF + + Vocas Matte Box.
In this video you can see a five parts that show the 5 f stops usable to show.
The focus is moved from the front Union Jack Bear
(measured focusing distance between the lens and the object is about 50 cm)
to the black/white stripy bear in the background
(measured focusing distance between the lens and the object is about 90 cm).
Those are the following useful f stops/apertures: f1.4, f2.0, f2.8, f4.0 and f5.6.
Unfortunately the f stops 8, 11 and 16 were unusable and dark to see at the small size of the
web video like 640x360 px. I cut it off all three. The video compression codec is Photo-JPEG 75%.
The file size is 49.7 MB, duration 33.15 sec.
The video "Two Bears" is scaled from 1080p to 640x360 px
and color corrected in Apple Shake 4
using "Truelight" color plug-in with the profile
"Kodak Vision Primer">>
>>display set for "rec709"
>>colour space set to "lin".
Than it was cut in FCP 5 and output to the file's current Photo-JPEG 75% codec.
Download is temporary open during the next 72 hours.
This test does not have any scientific purpose. It is about to inform only.
Two Bears FTP (the best is to use Firefox web browser for download)
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