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You shoot sports, etc. Wouldn't a MF lens be a bit of a pain?
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At one time, that's how it was DONE.

P.S. I refuse to buy a MF lens for an EOS body -- even the matte screens suck. DMP will disagree, but once you've used a microprism or split-image (or even a real fine matte screen in a medium format body), they all suck by comparison. Buy a Contax RTS and Planar T* for less money than the EOS version, get some film in your life.
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If I had the time, dedicated space, and tools to do my own film without a major investment, I would probably be buying that Mamiya 7 instead of figuring out a way to raise funds for the Zeiss, and probably be working on a setup to do my own negatives/prints/etc. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to dedicate to it.

If I were getting paid exclusively for photography (i.e. if it were my career), I'd justify it in a heartbeat and would invest in a great setup, but for now, I'm staying digital.
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u can always get a katzeye split screen

if memory serves me correctly.... 50 zeiss isnt even that good....
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zeiss 50 1.4 isnt that good by pretty much all reviews and lens comparisons. you are just paying for the zeiss name and not top notch quality compared to the zeiss 50 f2 on the other hand is a very nice lens apparently but also a lot more normal price for zeiss
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post

If I had the time, dedicated space, and tools to do my own film without a major investment, I would probably be buying that Mamiya 7 instead of figuring out a way to raise funds for the Zeiss, and probably be working on a setup to do my own negatives/prints/etc. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to dedicate to it.
If I were getting paid exclusively for photography (i.e. if it were my career), I'd justify it in a heartbeat and would invest in a great setup, but for now, I'm staying digital.

You're insane, look at that gear list! Sell off some of that junk and buy a Mamiya 7. tongue.gif
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The money is only part of it. Space, time and drive to do my own film. Do not have.

Also, the reviews I'm reading on the Z 50 f/1.4 are mostly good.
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film isnt very expensive to do. although it definitely can get expensive if you go overboard buying stuff. it takes little space and time would probably average maybe 15mins total to develop yourself.

most of the feedback on the ZE 50 1.4 puts it as a subpar lens considering you are putting a MF lens on a newer digital body. the zeiss lenses are amazing but it seems like most average people are disappointed with ZE 50 1.4 when compared to the other 50 1.4's you can get like the sigma or canon. although each lens is different and zeiss just has a look to its images that the other 2 just dont get and if you desire that look then its probably worth it. but as a general lens i doubt it
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B&H to buy film, local lab to dev or mailers, flatbed to scan. Do it, it's not hard and you will really enjoy it, I promise.
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I'm done with film for now. Maybe I'll make that my project next year instead of getting a 5D3, unless I'm getting enough work to justify it. I hate mailers for film, and there are (to my knowledge) no decent labs south of Boston (immediate to where I am at least)..

The only exception I'd make to that is throwing some rolls through my X370. My only fear is I'll do that and end up jumping on a Mamiya 7 kit or something. Then the wife will hit me with stuff.
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