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Distagon Win

Post by Martolod » Sun May 07, 2017 5:14 am

went to the Camera Fair today.
picked up a sweeeeeeet clean Carl Zeiss 35/2.8 Distagon in QBM Mount. Aus$20.00
just so happen i have a Rollei 35mm slr at home........ :thumbup:
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Re: Distagon Win

Post by melek » Sun May 07, 2017 10:26 am

This is a nice lens, and of course that was a great price. Is yours the older lens with the metal focusing ring? Or the newer Rollei-branded lens? I have the Rollei-branded version. To nitpick, when shot wide open, it doesn't have the creamy smooth bokeh that some people demand, but it's a very sharp lens. This was shot at f/2.8 using a Sony NEX-7.
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Post by Martolod » Sun May 07, 2017 11:42 am

mine is the West German made metal ring version, Zeiss brand qbm mount. it has been used but feels like it has been very well looked after.came from a photographers deceased estate. the more i look at it , the more i am impressed with it. :D :D :D
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Post by melek » Sun May 07, 2017 2:03 pm

The earlier lenses are single-coated, I believe, and work better with digital cameras than the later multi-coated versions in displaying less purple fringing.

I think that you'll find that this is one heck of a nice lens.

I have a bunch of QBM lenses from 18mm up to 200mm. The lenses are quite good. The bodies are a bit dodgy. And that's being kind.
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Re: Distagon Win

Post by Martolod » Sun May 07, 2017 6:29 pm

thanks for info.
i bought this lens because of it's reputed sharpness and it was clean and felt solid enough in my hands to be uses as a hand to hand weapon in a bar fight.Bokeh was not the consideration for a change. I saw 'made in west germany' and that sealed the deal. :lol:
It is a nice solid fit on my SL 35 ,and i have an adapter coming to use it on the A7.I think i will give it a workout with a roll of Velvia or ektar or an Agfachrome i got stashed somewhere
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Re: Distagon Win

Post by GrahamS » Fri May 19, 2017 12:09 pm

Congratulations on your windfall! That's a superb lens. I'm sure that you will become very attached to it.
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