I really like Zeiss lenses and the 50mm F2 Planar I shoot on my Hexar just blows me away with its crispness and it's ability to give a sense of depth so well.
Recently I have been toying with the idea of of an R-D1 and was lucky enough to be loaned one for an afternoon by a fellow RFF member.
I thought the feel of the R-D1 was great and my initial reaction was 'I gotta get me one of these' however upon getting the shots home I felt that the images just were not up to the quality I'd come to expect when using Zeiss on my Hexar RF.
Now, my questions are: Was it me? Do I need to put in more post production effort to get the most of the Epson's RAW files?
Or could it be that the cameras resolution is just not high enough to successfully render the sharpness obtainable from a planar? I must admit it seems a little low after shooting an Olypus E-420.
Here's a few (albeit low-res) examples of what I mean.
Probably the best shots I got out of the Epson on the day.
An the general quality from the same lens shooting film on my Hexar RF.
I know there's probably not much in it, especially at these sizes, but I'd love to hear from anyone else who shoots Zeiss glass on a M8 or R-D1.
Thanks for reading,
Oh, and please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong forum.