Zeiss on Canon

Discussion in 'Canon' started by piterengel, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. piterengel

    piterengel Guest

    Hi all. I've recently bought a Canon EOS 40D. I have a complete set of
    Zeiss lenses, manual focus. I know there are adapters to mount these
    lenses on 40D. I'm inetrested on using 60 macro on digital camera and
    a guy in Italy has a "adapter ring with chip". He told me that chip is
    for "say" to the body tha focus is ok. My answer is: can I use 60
    macro on 40D with this adapter?
    Many thanks to all.
    piterengel, Oct 6, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    It's ok, but you lose all automatic features of the camera. So you end up
    with 1960's features on your 2008 camera.
    Guest, Oct 6, 2008
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    piterengel Guest

    You're right but for me the most important thing is quality. So I'd
    like to try faboulous Zeiss 60 macro on digital camera. The adapter is
    not so expensive... By now thanks.
    piterengel, Oct 6, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Except at the end of the day, it's just another Japanese made lens.
    Guest, Oct 6, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    Better than a bad image.
    RichA, Oct 7, 2008
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    piterengel Guest

    I agree 100 % with what you've said! A part that my 60 macro is Made
    in Germany, what I care is the final result. Then, being the lens a
    macro one, I don't intend to use it on infinity. I think I'll go to
    buy adapter and then I'll let you know about results.
    piterengel, Oct 7, 2008
  7. Those of us who spent many happy hours taking photographs with 1960s
    cameras may not find that prospect as daunting as youngsters who can't
    understand why their DSLR has a manual mode, since it always produces
    much worse shots than auto. What's more, a 2008 camera with a 1960
    lens has a lot of rather useful modern features still available for
    use which were not available in the 1960s.
    Chris Malcolm, Oct 7, 2008

  8. Especially if you select "1960's Review Mode".

    That's the the one that gives you the option of having to wait for one hour,
    four hours, two days, or a week before you can review the photograph you've
    just taken.

    michael adams

    michael adams, Oct 7, 2008
  9. 1960ies SLRs had split prisms, microprism collars and ground
    glass designes for accurate focussing. In 2008, ground glass
    is brighter, but sports no focussing help and trades off manual
    focussing capabilities for said brightness.
    There are third party ground glass with all these goodies
    available, though they will change the light reaching the metering,
    and thus sometimes need some correction.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Oct 7, 2008
  10. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    drugs began to take hold. I remember "michael adams"
    Haha. :)

    Or it spits out a ticket saying your film was damaged in processing or
    lost in the mail.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Oct 8, 2008
  11. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    Canon's EOS mount is pretty good for accepting many other makes of
    lenses, so go for it. Most Zeiss glass, of whatever age, is worth using
    manually on a dSLR.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Oct 8, 2008
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    frank Guest

    Wasn't drugs or didn't they warn you its a toxic waste hazard due to
    all the RR activity..??

    Next trip try Bakersfield, they were known for satanic activities in
    day care in the 80s. That ought to tell you a lot about the place. You
    show up missing we'll send the National Guard to look for you.
    frank, Oct 9, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Just curious, what mount were these lenses designed for? Didn't they do
    mostly rangefinder & medium format lenses back in the day?

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Oct 10, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I've only heard of Nikon chipped lenses and that has more to do with max
    aperture and exposure. Those are all manual focus and the modern AF
    confirm light doesn't need any cpu connection to function properly so
    that makes no sense.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Oct 10, 2008
  15. Try it. Mount a non-chip lens or simply don't mount a "normal"
    lens not fully ...

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Oct 10, 2008
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Zeiss made a wide range of lenses for Contax and Yashica SLRs starting
    around 1975.

    The "chip" enables focus confirmation. While that's a nice feature,
    if one is going to primarily be using Zeiss manual focus glass I'd
    bite the bullet for the KatzEye split prism/microprism screen
    J. Clarke, Oct 10, 2008
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    * Guest

    Zeiss is just rebadging outsourced lenses. You people think Leitz and Zeiss
    are gods, well newsflash they aren't.
    *, Oct 21, 2008
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    J. Clarke Guest

    So under what other brands are, say, the Planar T 2/100 or the
    Noctilux 1.0/50 sold?
    J. Clarke, Oct 21, 2008
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Does that include their Voightlander lenses?
    Perhaps they can and choose not to, or perhaps Zeiss knows a trick or
    two about optical design.
    J. Clarke, Oct 21, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    You shouldn't need a chip for focus confirmation. Not for Nikon anyways.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Oct 21, 2008
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