Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE
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Eric V, Adorama
29 July 2014
Excerpt: I work in documentary and reality television and this lens takes the production value of my images to the next level. Canon glass is fine, but zeiss gives you a cinematic look that you won't see elsewhere at this price point.
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Superior image quality
Excerpt: I took the same images with the Canon 24-105L at 100mm and this lens, both at f4 and could see a difference even in-camera with much more background/foreground separation and better color from the Zeiss. When I asked my non-photographer husband which images he preferred, he pointed immediately to images taken with the Zeiss (without knowing which lens had taken which photo).
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The Zeiss 100mm MP lens is the finest macro lens I've ever used, hands down. It is sharp wide open, with exceptional micro-contrast and detail from the center into the far corners. The rendering of this lens is what sets it apart from others, with a smooth transition to out-of-focus areas. The focus ring has a huge amount of play, which is very useful for fine-tuning focus.
Pros: High Quality, Micro-contrast, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
Excerpt: I had a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro that I sold. If you really really must have auto-focus you should definitely get that or the Sigma. I love this lens. I love manual focus. The bokeh and micro-contrast are splendid. The first sample picture I showed my better half, she fell in love and said you should keep it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Okay this is a manual focus lens so if you hate manual focus it's not for you.<br />The output is beautiful for very shallow DOF, the bokeh is gorgeous! You can get very sharp pictures throughout the various f stops so a lot of creative abounds. It is well built and has a very smooth focus. Really love this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This is a really nice lens on Canon systems. I own about 40+ lens including the Zeiss / Leica R lens / Pentax / Canon L lens. This lens is one of the best I have used so from Zeiss. The CA is noticeable at wide open. The flare resistance is quite good. Only wish they have 1:1 option instead of 1:2. However, I don't really shot macro photography as much, it is a good all around lens.