Zeiss 2/28 on cropped-frame-sensor DSLR?

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Zeiss 2/28 on cropped-frame-sensor DSLR?

Postby RexGig » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:31 pm

It is well-known that the Zeiss 2/28 has substantial field curvature, which can be used with interesting effect on full-35mm-format cameras, but is obviously not everyone's cup of tea. Well, I was wondering about using this lens on APS-C and APS-H Canon cameras. The field curvature may be in the "wrong" place for cropped-frame sensors, as it is, reportedly, with the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 lens on APS-C, for example.

This question is prompted by the local availability of a pre-owned Zeiss 2/28 ZE lens. ("2/28" is Zeiss-speak for f/2 28mm.)

Thanks, in advance, for taking the time to read this, and reply. :)
Canon 5Ds R/7D2/7D/5D/40D/1D2N; Nikon F6/D3s/D700/FM3A/Coolpix A. Lens selection undergoing changes; some favorites: Zeiss 2/135 APO Sonnar, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS and 135L, Nikkor 14-24/2.8G and 200/2 VR.
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Re: Zeiss 2/28 on cropped-frame-sensor DSLR?

Postby RexGig » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:38 am

Well, I instead bought a pre-owned Zeiss 2/135 APO ZF.2, so the urgency of learning about the 2/28 is less, as I am unlikely to be able to afford it before another buyer acts. I do, however, remain interested in the 2/28, if anyone has any thoughts to share. Thanks!
Canon 5Ds R/7D2/7D/5D/40D/1D2N; Nikon F6/D3s/D700/FM3A/Coolpix A. Lens selection undergoing changes; some favorites: Zeiss 2/135 APO Sonnar, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS and 135L, Nikkor 14-24/2.8G and 200/2 VR.
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Re: Zeiss 2/28 on cropped-frame-sensor DSLR?

Postby RexGig » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:44 pm

Another pre-owned 2/28 has appeared at the local camera store, so I remain interested in any comments on this lens.
Canon 5Ds R/7D2/7D/5D/40D/1D2N; Nikon F6/D3s/D700/FM3A/Coolpix A. Lens selection undergoing changes; some favorites: Zeiss 2/135 APO Sonnar, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS and 135L, Nikkor 14-24/2.8G and 200/2 VR.
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