For my birthday [Oct. 19], my girlfriend Cher surprised with me a photography-themed day. We headed to SF MOMA's Richard Avedon exhibition [which is great btw! A must-see exhibit if you have time!] and before that, surprised me with I have on top of my list when I get a job: a Sony Carlo Zeiss 24-70mm 2.8 lens. =)
This lens is just superb. Yes, it is a 2 POUND 1 OZ lens but the build quality is second to none. I'm not going to run a full test on this lens because there are other reviews out there [Google it!] but from what I know it's a lens that is definitely worth its value for the serious minded photographer.
So first off, thank you Cher for the really nice gift!
So here's some quick shots I did early early in the morning. None of the pics are enhanced except white balance was fixed a bit.
My favorite quick shot. Just look at the out of focus quality aka bokeh! The shots here are all lit with a table overhead fluorescent lamp so this 2.8 lens does its magic great.
My Vornado Flippi fan and if the background was lit more, the separation of the subject and background is awesome.
All shots were also focused manually since the focus points using the lens wide open is really small. Take notice of the keyboard's focus focal plane--from keys f to k.
My Grados SR-80 headphones. If you're looking for new open headphones by the way, I recommend these all the way. Yes, they're not sound isolating but if you're just looking for the quality of the sound, I personally love these. If I had money, I'd upgrade to the SR-120's or the higher models.
Lastly, my Sony Cybershot W120--my pocket camera I have with me 99% of the time. I bought a black silicone skin for it on eBay so it brings that sexy black professional profile to it.
Do expect more shots with this lens as I'm leaving this baby on my Sony A700 99% of the time.