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Old 11-21-2017   #1
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Zeiss Biogon T* 25mm f2.8 ZM lens - Images

The 25mm lens hits the sweet spot between 21mm and 28mm.

Sony A7II, Zeiss Biogon T* 25mm f2.8 ZM lens
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Very nice images! Many moons ago, I went for the Zeiss 28 and did not regret...until after many years of use, it developed the infamous 'wobble'. I've been busy but intend to have it fixed in Saigon in the coming weeks.
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The 25mm lens hits the sweet spot between 21mm and 28mm.



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Nice images! I have this lens and this camera but I use it almost exclusively on my M8. Some day the corners don’t do very well when mounted on the Sony but that dose KR seems to be the case with your photos.

Curious on how you shoot with this lens. Do you hyperfocal or manually focus with peaking?


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The 25mm lens hits the sweet spot between 21mm and 28mm.

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Nice images! I have this lens and this camera but I use it almost exclusively on my M8. Some day the corners don't do very well when mounted on the Sony but that dose KR seems to be the case with your photos.

Curious on how you shoot with this lens. Do you hyperfocal or manually focus with peaking?


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Nice images! I have this lens and this camera but I use it almost exclusively on my M8. Some day the corners don’t do very well when mounted on the Sony but that dose KR seems to be the case with your photos.

Curious on how you shoot with this lens. Do you hyperfocal or manually focus with peaking?
Hi Taffy,

On the Sony A7II/III: If it’s a sunny day I can usually just manually focus and get it right; the image/subject in the viewfinder kind of shimmers when I’m on the money. I used to hyperfocal but I haven't in a while. Recently I started using the Zoom function for more precise focusing in poor lighting conditions. I have a function button set for the zoom function. And, of course, there's the good old distance scale and guessing the distance to the subject. With the ZM 25mm lens f8 and 5 meters to infinity on the scale covers a lot of ground. In fast moving situations where precise manual focusing is out of the question it’s amazing what shooting in aperture priority and scale focusing can accomplish with this wide angle lens; almost any wide to short tele lens for that matter. As always, experience helps with good guessing.

One-more-thing: I use the Voigtlander VM/E Close Focus Adapter set for the closest focus. I don't know if that makes any differance in outcome but I thought I'd mention it.

I hope this helps answer your question.

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Hi Taffy,

On the Sony A7II/III: If it’s a sunny day I can usually just manually focus and get it right; the image/subject in the viewfinder kind of shimmers when I’m on the money. I used to hyperfocal but I haven't in a while. Recently I started using the Zoom function for more precise focusing in poor lighting conditions. I have a function button set for the zoom function. And, of course, there's the good old distance scale and guessing the distance to the subject. With the ZM 25mm lens f8 and 5 meters to infinity on the scale covers a lot of ground. In fast moving situations where precise manual focusing is out of the question it’s amazing what shooting in aperture priority and scale focusing can accomplish with this wide angle lens; almost any wide to short tele lens for that matter. As always, experience helps with good guessing.

One-more-thing: I use the Voigtlander VM/E Close Focus Adapter set for the closest focus. I don't know if that makes any differance in outcome but I thought I'd mention it.

I hope this helps answer your question.

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Thanks Mike. I’ll give this setup a try again. I have the VM/E close focus adapter too but in the beginning the additional weight threw me off so I guess that also didn’t encourage me very much.

I’ll give this a go again


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I sold the lens a couple of years ago, traded for a 28mm to see the frame lines in the M240, but apart from that I only have good things to say about it. Great sharpness, no distortion, no flare and a kind of completely transparent rendering I like vey much. Some examples from vacations in Vienna:

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This Zeiss 25mm is coded as Elmarit 24mm & fitted with UV/IR Cut filter changing reddish corners to pale cyan, fixed with CornerFix. Slight purple fringing fixed in LR, EXIFChanger inserted lens info. Central Washington.
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^Great shot, Doug, excellent use of the 25mm lens.

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Posted in another thread but this is what really made me a ZM fan ZM25 + M8

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Baby, it's hot out here! This is one way to feel a cool breeze.


It looks like fun. Like being part of a giant fan.


It's over. The Sun is so strong each person has their shadow burned into the ground.


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Young people don't care about the heat and humidity, they just want to have fun.

Get a little bit older and the high temperatures will just wipe the smile off your face.

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Hey Mike

With a lot of admiration for your photos, would you mind sharing what settings you use on your A7s? I’m very envious of the colors your getting and admittedly I can’t get my Sony to get to work to my liking.

Your advice will help me not regret getting this camera


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Hey Mike

With a lot of admiration for your photos, would you mind sharing what settings you use on your A7s? I’m very envious of the colors your getting and admittedly I can’t get my Sony to get to work to my liking.

Your advice will help me not regret getting this camera
Hi Taffy!

I have an A7III, not an A7S. All the settings are whatever the default settings are and the images are JPEGs out of the camera. After a day of shooting and narrowing the images down to what I want to keep I uplooad them to Google Photos and then sometimes edit them with the very basic editing tools they provide. Nothing over complcated. Mostly I tweak the exposure (a little darker or lighter) it’s amazing what that slight adjustment can do for an image. And, I often need to straighten the image. I hate a crooked horizon. I think I must have one arm longer than the other because my photos are usually off by about 1 degree.

Edit: One more thing, and I don’t know if it even matters, I shoot at the lowest ISO I can. I usually start the day at ISO 100 and only go higher when I have too. One thing I like about the Sony A7 camera is that I can go as low as ISO 50; and that’s a big help when playing around with the Voigtlander 50mm f1.1 Nokton VM lens or some of the other Nokton lenses. Again, I don’t know if it makes a difference but I’d like to think so.


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Hi Taffy!

I have an A7III, not an A7S. All the settings are whatever the default settings are and the images are JPEGs out of the camera. After a day of shooting and narrowing the images down to what I want to keep I uplooad them to Google Photos and then sometimes edit them with the very basic editing tools they provide. Nothing over complcated. Mostly I tweak the exposure (a little darker or lighter) it’s amazing what that slight adjustment can do for an image. And, I often need to straighten the image. I hate a crooked horizon. I think I must have one arm longer than the other because my photos are usually off by about 1 degree.

Edit: One more thing, and I don’t know if it even matters, I shoot at the lowest ISO I can. I usually start the day at ISO 100 and only go higher when I have too. One thing I like about the Sony A7 camera is that I can go as low as ISO 50; and that’s a big help when playing around with the Voigtlander 50mm f1.1 Nokton VM lens or some of the other Nokton lenses. Again, I don’t know if it makes a difference but I’d like to think so.


All the best,
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Thanks Mike! Maybe I was just overwhelmed by all the settings that I felt I had to dial in each one in my A7ii. I’ll go to the “reset to factory settings” and see what happens!


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Thanks Mike! Maybe I was just overwhelmed by all the settings that I felt I had to dial in each one in my A7ii. I’ll go to the “reset to factory settings” and see what happens!
Good luck!

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Thank you, Taffy, it's kind of you to say so.

A couple more from today.

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These images are looking great, with virtually no corner falloff, and good sharpness right into the corners!
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