The Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28 has the reputation to be one of the best 28mm lenses ever made. I put it on my Sony a7 and created an extensive review.
I just wanted to let you know that for the first time I can welcome another author on my blog. His name is Jannik Peters and he shares my passion for manual lenses.
We have been in communication for some time now and I am sure that he will provide some very interesting reviews.
He will start with his own Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 which should arrive today. So stay tuned ;-).
If you have any questions about the Loxia 2.8/21 then please leave a comment, I am sure that Jannik will be happy to answer them.
The Canon FD 2.8/135 is a lightweight and affordable lens. On my Sony a7 it performs very well as a portrait and landscape lens.
The Zeiss Contarex line was Zeiss’ last attempt to produce a competitive camera system in Germany; after that production moved to Japan. Zeiss put a lot of effort into those lenses and cameras. You can read on the internet that they created a line of lenses which is considered by some “the best ever, optically and mechanically“.
So I was curious and bought a Carl Zeiss Contarex f=50mm 1:2 to see whether this assessment checks out. Today the Planar 2/50 is the cheapest of the Contarex lineup but it is still quite expensive at around 300€. I will review it as I would review any other lens, and see if the hype about this lens is justified.
The Canon nFD 2.8/35 offers really good image quality for very little money. I think it is a very good solution for most budget oriented Sony Alpha 7 users.