I sent a few photos from my trip to my contact at Zeiss. Her response was:
“Wow, Mike. These are great. You should get some badge of honor for schlepping that beast around with you.”
It didn’t seem like much at the time but yes the Zeiss 28mm Otus isn’t subtle. I had planned my visit to London and Paris around my Zeiss deliverables, but you really have to carry it day to day to get the whole picture of its size. It’s kind of like the Blazing Saddles Moment. “S’cuse me while I whip this out…” On the other hand, most of my shots are handheld, so it’s clearly manageable.
The payoff of course is stunning image quality. Shots that really stood out on my editing laptop really bloomed in vivid, contrasty detail on my home 34″ 4K monitor. And clearly my editors at Zeiss are happy. Now where’s my badge? 🙂 #zeiss