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9 golden rules to buy the wrong lens

Usually we try to give you good advice. In this article we do our best to give you bad advice. So here are 9 golden rules to make sure that you buy the wrong lens.

1. Sharpness is all that matters

You should discard any but the very sharpest lenses and put the sharpness high above any other aspects. Only inspecting your über-large prints with a loupe will impress your neighbor more than the super heavy $5000 lens you took that picture with.

2. Buy Bob’s favorite lens

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Review: Carl Zeiss Jena 183mm 1.9 Visionar

Introduction

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Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 183mm 1.9 on Sony A7rII

After I tried the Visionar 109mm 1.6 I became quite interested in this line of projector lenses as they offer quite a lot of glass for the money. The 183mm 1.9 is the second longest and extreme of the line. So if you are interested in the look of a 180mm 2.0 but don’t want to spend more than 300€ be sure to keep reading!

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII | Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 183mm 1.9 | f/1.9
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Sony A7rII | Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 183mm 1.9 | f/1.9
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Sony A7rII | Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 183mm 1.9 | f/1.9

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Review: Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 168mm 1.9

Introduction

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Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 168mm 1.9 on Sony A7rII

After I tried the Visionar 109mm 1.6 I became quite interested in this line of projector lenses as they offer quite a lot of glass for the money. The 168mm 1.9 is the third longest of the line. It is quite a bit ligther than the two longer ones, so is it a good compromise?

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII | Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 168mm 1.9 | f/1.9
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Sony A7rII | Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 168mm 1.9 | f/1.9
carl zeiss jena visionar 168mm 1.9 projector lens cinema sony a7rii a7rm2 review sharpness bokeh supertele fast cheap
Sony A7rII | Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 168mm 1.9 | f/1.9

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