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Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 1:2/12,5-75mm

Roy Brown

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I have a NPR with this zoom (In Very Good Condition) along with some primes. How does this zoom rate against other zooms. Should I try upgrading. Most of my experience with 16 is shooting with a bolex (Rex II with switar primes).




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An old zoom of middling quality, worth maybe a couple hundred dollars. For cheap optics, try to get an Ang. 9.5-57 ($750). After that you could try a Zeiss 10-100 T3 ($1000). From there you start getting into some real money, with lenses like the Zeiss 10-100 T2, Cooke 9-50 and Canon 7-56 (all around $3000).

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Well it could be the most flare-prone lens ever made.

It is actually rather sharp - IF you don't flare it which (I know, I had one) is a total nuisance

in reality - and once you flare it, there goes your sharpness.


The 10-100 T3 aren't so bad....



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