Zeiss 35/1.4 and 85/1.4 Portraits

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by raid, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    85mm/1.4 and 35mm/1.4 in Rollei QBM mount.

    Here are some results with my two favorite (old) SLR lenses. NOV35--79. NOV35--75. NOV--47. NOV35--86s.
     
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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    The Zeiss lenses are first class. I used the basic Olympus E-P2 and E-PL1.
     

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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    They are great- and the secret is out! Mirrorless has given these lenses new life, and you bought yours at a good time.
     
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  4. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I paid $400 for both lenses together. They sell for $700-$1000 each these days. If I had an M240, I could use them with FF
     
  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    My results with this combo (M 4/3 and vintage Zeiss lenses) make me reconsider my initial thought on what to use to take a couple of portraits of Noam Chomsky in December when I will meet with him again. Don't ask me why, but I was thinking of using my SWC for a portrait of some sort, but now I am thinking of using my E-P2/E-PL1 with the 35/1.5 and the 85/1.4 instead. Is this reasonable? I am after "something special" that will remain with me as my souvenir from that meeting.
     
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  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    If you want special- bring the film camera. Bring the SWC and a rangefinder, bring at least two cameras.
     
  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I always listen to your camera/lens advices, Brian. It will be definitely a film camera then.
    SWC and the M6?
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    That will be a Special Lineup. The Sonnar on the M6???
     
  9. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I am not sure yet about the lens. The 75 Lux is also an option.
     
  10. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Sonnar, definitely the Sonnar.