Help: Zeiss 1.4/50 mm better than Yashica 1.4/50 mm???

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by maupas, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. maupas

    maupas Guest

    Hi everybody,
    I need an "expert" opinion! I've been offered a good price for a Zeiss
    lens 1.4/50 mm for my cheap yashica fx camera. At the moment I've got
    the 1.4/50 lens by Yashica. Would I really notice better picture
    quality if I buy this new lens?? Would the superior quality of Zeiss
    be noticeble if I take pictures with my cheap body??

    Thank you for advice!
    maupas, Oct 3, 2004
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    DColucci Guest

    the yashica is a fine lens, but the contax is one of the best ever in that spec
    50/1.4...if you can get a clean one under $ 200 - thats a good deal

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    DColucci, Oct 3, 2004
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    ChrisPlatt Guest

    How much film would that money buy?

    Excelsior, you fatheads!
    ChrisPlatt, Oct 3, 2004

  4. If your Yashica camera is working properly, that shouldn't be a factor.

    The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 is actually better than tests indicate: It's not
    only about resolution/contrast (where the Zeiss 1.7 might even do
    better), but the general "look", where the 1.4 is difficult to beat
    (though my own favorite is the 35mm f/1.4).

    In short, this is about subtle image details. Your technique needs to be
    very good before you notice any difference. If you can afford it, great!
    If not, more film (as someone suggested) is a very good alternative...

    Chris Loffredo, Oct 3, 2004
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