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With the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85, the ZEISS Loxia lens family has grown to four focal lengths and is therefore able to cover the focal length range from 21mm to 85mm. 3

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Hands-On (Photokina 2016)

I already published Loxia 85/2.4 hands-on in the Photokina coverage article, but it deserves its dedicated space, so here it is, slightly reorganized and with some new content. I had a short interview with Mr. Cristophe Casenave, senior product manager in Zeiss and expert on weather sealing. VBL:Aren't you afraid that Batis and Loxia are…

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Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Review

During our reviews of Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 and Zeiss Batis 18/2.8, we mentioned several times also Batis 25/2. It was about the time, to give it its own review space and to take a deeper look on its performance. Let’s start with Technical specification (all data belongs to Zeiss a.g. - original link: http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis225.html) Technical…

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Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 Review

To make a complex review as we like to do here, we need to have lens for at least 3 weeks, ideally for much longer. When the new gear comes however, producers can't give as testing samples for so long, thus we can either lower the quality of our tests or wait until it become…

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Zeiss Milvus 50/1.4 vs Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 vs Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 – Comparative Lens Review

During testing of three Zeiss 85mm lenses - http://www.verybiglobo.com/zeiss-milvus-851-4-vs-zeiss-otus-851-4-vs-zeiss-planar-851-4-comparative-lens-review-2/2/ we spent some time with their 50(55)mm versions too. Large portion of our findings from already mentioned - 85mm review, can be simply copy pasted here, with exception of Milvus 55/1.4 bokeh, which does show some onion ring effect, because it have aspherical element in its…

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Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 Rolling Review

Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 just started to reach its customers. While there is lot of complains about delivery shortage, I was happy to grab one of those beauties soon enough to be motivated to write a post about it. In my previous Loxia 21/2.8 announcement article - Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8, another good reason to go…

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Zeiss APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 (ZF.2) Review

Introduction: One of the lenses that I always wanted to test, partially because of its great reputation and partially because it represents my favorite focal length for people shots, finally found its way to Verybiglobo.com Zeiss APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 in Nikon ZF.2 mount APO in the name means, that lens is Apochromatically corrected, or…

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Minolta RF Rokkor-X 250mm f/5.6 on Sony A7

Getting mirror back to my mirrorless camera... I got lucky to find one of the rare and quite sought after lenses - super telephoto catadioptric mirror lens - Minolta RF Rokkor-X  250mm f/5.6. Introduced in 1979, this lens wasn't produced in large numbers and thus its prices on eBay can reach levels above 1000 USD.…

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Angenieux 50mm f/1.8 Type S1 on Sony A7r

Getting back to roots. It is kind of calm time here in Prague and while we are waiting for few new items to come, I thought that it might be interesting to take a look at some less mainstream lenses. One of those rare finds is Angenieux 50mm f/1.8 Type S1 in original Leica LTM…

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Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 ZM Review

Introduction: In the last few years I tried or tested over 500 lenses. Only in few occasions though, I experienced instant excitement after seeing first results. I vaguely remember that feeling from my teen ages, when the girl who I was trying to bewitch from a safe distance, finally looked at me back. While subject…

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