Zeiss Colors. CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8

Contax Zeiss 28mm f2.8 @f8

Caught this morning’s sunrise with the CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8. I’ve been playing around with bracketing exposure. This was five shots merged together in Adobe Lightroom. I’m not sure it was necessary for this image as the properly exposed image looks the same. This 28mm lens has great color and contrast, although this image is a bit dark. If you zoom in there is a bit of lens flare just above the cloud at the 10 o’clock position from the sun.

Lens flare of the CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8

CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8 @f11 exhibiting lens flare

This is the type of flare you can expect from the CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8 if you point it directly at the sun. This photo is somewhat underexposed to show more detail around the sun and the character of the sun-stars this lens produces. It will flare more than a modern Nikon or Zeiss lens.

CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8 @f11 exhibiting lens flare

A hood will help from light coming in from an angle, but not these direct shots of the sun.

Close Focus of CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8

CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8 @ f2.8 and Minimum focus distance

This week I’ve been walking around town with the CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8 lens. People must think I’m a bit strange taking photos of the most innocuous items, like the corner of this “Do Not Feed the Birds” sign. While I agree this makes for a strange image, I’m really impressed with the minimum focus distance of the lens. I’m not used to being able to blow out the backgrounds with a 28mm lens. Out of focus areas are pleasing and not distracting at all.

CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8

Black & white image shot with the CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8

Today I had the privilege of shooting with the CONTAX Zeiss 28mm f2.8. Here’s a black and white shot I took while at the local pond. I’ll have a review of the lens up shortly. So far I’m really impressed. Micro contrast is excellent, and colors are rich and vibrant when shooting in color. What’s amazed me so far is the minimum focus distance.