I've decided to buy a zeiss ikon. Now what lens?
I started out with my fathers Retina IIc in 1972. Two years later I've saved to buy my first camera, an SLR. Used SLRs since then. I shoot b&w, make my own prints and love it.
Now I'm curious to try a rangefinder again, have decided for a Zeiss Ikon Zm (seems to be a great camera, I use glasses, acceptable price, etc etc).
I want a 50 mm to start with. I'll get the ZI with the Sonnar ZM 1,5 for a really good price, 200+ euros cheaper than with the ZM Planar 2,0.
I've read the zillion threads written on the internet since 2007 about the focus shift in the Sonnar lens.
I know the Planar is a great lens.
I'm not obsessed about resolution or sharpness, I'd love the artistic look the Sonnar is supposed to give. And I certainly appreciate the (almost) extra stop.
BUT I wan't to know exactly where focus in the picture is, without having to lean back or forth. Otherwise I choose the Planar instead.
It's between these two lenses, the Planar or the Sonnar.
Can't make up my mind.
I know that other people have started similar threads earlier, elsewhere, but PLEASE help to decide!
Last edited by PerA; 11-30-2012 at 05:19 PM. Click to view previous post history.