Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Crazy Over Prime Lens

My recent trip to Hong Kong I bought a 35mm f2 at a very reasonable price, RM1080 with Hoya Pro 1 52mm filters. Been reading about this lens and till I tried I was amazed over the result if compare to my 50mm f1.8. On the LCD screen its much sharper. You might need to click on the photos to see the full size.

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Samples of photos taken with Panasonic GF 1 with Carl Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2

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And if anyone is going to HK and plan to buy lenses or camera can consider these 2 shops, Ting Chung and Wing Shing. They are the reliable one! Also please do ask prices between water set or ori set.

Tried to find the adapter to use both my Contax Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm F1.4 and Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2 at HK but the adapter doesnt seem to work tell with my Nikon.

Sample of photo using Nikon and 28mm Carl Zeiss lens with an adapter. On viewfinder it looks sharp but after snapping it, this is the result. Reason due to the adapter has a glass.

And now im over craz with prime lens. Been doing some R and D to upgrade or add more lenses to my collection and they are:

1) Nikon 50mm f1.4 RM999 (foto edar bbplaza). PROJECT COMPLETED
2) Nikon 20mm f2.8 RM1995 (shashinki) 2nd value is RM1400
3) Nikon 85 mm f1.8D RM1435 (venus) 2nd hand value will cost RM1100 PROJECT COMPLETED

Prices are from Shashinki to compare and to find out or to record the current price in the market as on 6th May 2010.

Some of my R and D of Nikon 50mm f1.4 and f1.8 comparison here and by Kenrockwell here

Prices from HK
Nikon 3.5 f2D HKD 2280
Nikon 85mm f1.8 HKD3080
Nikon 50mm f1.4 HKD2180
Nikon 50mm f1.8 HKD780
Nikon 70-200 VR2 HKD17,500
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 HKD14,000
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 HSM HKD5500

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