Yes, this lens is good. Yes, it has a look that is obviously different from the Canon glass. Click here to see the price list from Duclos. This is a Zeiss, lens made for Nikon cameras that has been modified for Canon EOS.
The lens has no auto focus, and at f/2.0 getting sharp focus is lucky, I mean a skill that needs to be worked on. I have been shooting in AV mode 50% of the time (aperture priority mode) when using this lens. Normally, I shoot all manual exposure settings and auto focus when using Canon lens. But, I wanted to free mind up from exposure concerns and give the focus ring my complete attention.
Video is coming very soon.
I shot these three people on the streets of Vancouver, Canada.
Zeiss ZF Nikon Mount 50mm 2.0
I don’t know what the f-stop was when I shot these. I am going to guess around 4 – 5.6
A bit of history on the subjects.
The guy on the left was sitting at Starbucks on Robson in Vancouver. Actually, there was a beautiful woman sitting in a chair and I started to snap some photos of her, then this guy rolled up and sat with her. So, I snapped a few photos of him too. He was a bit shy, yet photogenic. He is a filmmaker/animator in Vancouver.
The guy in the middle was sitting at a Tim Horton’s next to three police officers and still offered to sell me hash or marijuana in 10 dollar increments, “really good stuff”. He was a nice guy, a bit difficult to understand. The police seemed to be aware that he was peddling produce, but were non-reactive. I did not buy any weed, but I snapped a few great photos of the lad.
The lady on the far right, was watching a giant monitor on a Vancouver street. The screen was being watched by thousands of Vancouverians as they watched their beloved Canucks get whooped in game 6 of the Stanley Cup. I asked her if I could snap a few photos and she graciously accepted.
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