Reader Gary VZ writes:
I have really benefitted from your Blog, DAP, Making Sharp Images and especially Guide to Zeiss lenses. I do a lot of macro work and I couldn't be happier with the results from the 100 mm ZF.2 Makro Planar. The colors, bokeh, and 3 dimensionality of the images are simply stunning. Thank you for the service you provide.
Thank you Gary, it feels good to hit the mark.
As far as the Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar (about $1843), it’s still my favorite focal length in that range, and really a gorgeous lens both in build quality and results. The only caveat is that users should have good eyesight for accurate focus, because extracting its premium optical results requires pinpoint focus.