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.

Black and White Photography with CONTAX Zeiss Lenses

Today I spent some time with an old friend. I took along the CONTAX Zeiss 28-85mm f3.3-4 because it was going to be a hike into the unknown and I like the zoom range the lens offers. My friend has recently become the owner of a brand new Triumph motorcycle, and I figured what better way than to capture this nostalgic beast than with a great nostalgic lens. We took a bunch of candid shots but as I’m writing this I realize I didn’t get his model release so here’s a pic of the bike 🙂

CONTAX Zeiss 28-85mm f3.3-4 B&W Motorcycle
CONTAX 28-85mm f3.3-4 shot at 50mm wide open. Profile: Adobe Monochrome.

The 28-85mm really is like having a bag of primes in one lens. The micro contrast of Zeiss lenses really shows itself in black and white photography. Some shoot in black and white in camera, but I tend to shoot raw and convert to black and white in Adobe Lightroom. I like having the color photo as well. Could a newer lens achieve these results? Sure, but where’s the fun in that? Here’s a modern Triumph paying homage to another era, shot on a modern Nikon Z6, paying homage to another era with the CONTAX Zeiss 28-85mm. How cool is that! What a fun day.