This is the first article of a multi-part series discussing ZEISS DSLR prime lenses against the best native zooms, starting with the ultra wide angle range (15mm, 18mm, 21mm). While the scope of the examples in this series is confined to DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon, the same general considerations apply to lenses for mirrorless cameras.
Hi, my name is Irwin Wong and I am professional photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Every month on Lenspire I’ll be bringing you a journal introducing aspects of my ongoing personal project, which involves documenting traditional crafts and traditions in Japan that are in danger of going extinct. Here is entry number 1 about Magic Mirrors in Kyoto.
Peter Grüner has photographed abundantly during his travels, but has meanwhile become a specialist in portrait and action photography. In our blog he shares insights into his working style, talks about light and image composition, and insists that there must always be a relationship of trust between model and photographer.
Once Guy Geva started using ZEISS lenses, it was like a dream come true. He could achieve maximum sharpness for the whole width of the frame with a completely open aperture and there were no chromatic aberrations. This enabled him to shoot night photography and to control the depth of the field of each picture taken. He did not have to keep updating his lenses to achieve better performance with the high-resolution cameras. A one-time investment in ZEISS lenses decreased his overall expenses.
The choice of focal length has a big impact on portraits. We decided to use the three standard 50mm lenses for this shoot. This allowed us to still keep the model the main subject in the scene, but the background plays an important part in the image.
ZEISS Camera Lens Ambassador Dany Eid lives in Dubai and travels mainly through the Middle East for his photography. One very special trip led him back to his homeland of Lebanon. His goal? Simply to enjoy the beauty of nature there and capture it on camera.