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I’m testing a pair of Franco Serblin Accordo speakers now.  Going to write some about them and post more pictures and some youtube video’s. So far I love them. More natural sound than the Sonus faber Cremona M’s. They sound bigger and more relaxed.

Franco Serblin, who died in March 2013, is remembered as the founder of Italy’s Sonus faber.

630-Franco-Serblin-Accordo-Ulf-GregerWhen Franco Serblin withdrew from Sonus faber he started production on two new speaker models, the KTema floorstander and Accordo standmount. The speakers are produced under license by Franco Serblin’s son in law Masssimilano Favella. Accordo means agreement or harmony in Italian.

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624-Franco-Serblin-Accordo-Ulf-GregerI was impressed with the Franco Serblin Accordo’s natural and big sound. Punchy midbass response. Coupled with the rest of the speaker’s sonic profile transparent highs and solid upper and midbass response made for a first class listening experience.

When playing  the Radka Toneff og Steve Dobrogosz CD Fairytales Original Master Edition the Accordo shows off what they can do. I have never heard a better speaker when it comes down to sound natural but yet keeping the heart and soul of the music. They does not sound boring, ever.

625-Franco-Serblin-Accordo-Ulf-GregerThey look like a million too. Never seen so well built speakers before. This is first class and nothing less. For the moment I’m using  McIntosh amps,  Marantz DAC, a Denon CD player and MIT6 speaker cables.

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Going to post some Youtube videos soon.

Some rare singles I got part 1 :

Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock634-Ulf-Greger

Chuck Berrey – Johnny b good631-Ulf-Greger

AC/DC – Soul Stripper633-Ulf-Greger

Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
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My old and still going strong vintage Klipsch. KG3.
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FOREWORD
Here is my small Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* f2 100 mm ZE review. I’m not a pro reviewer, I’m just going to have fun with this lens and use it.  Share what I think about it and post the images.

First of all, this lens is MF ( manual focusing ) only. This lens is all about build and image quality. Perfect lens for portraits, macro, landscape, product and architecture.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

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Starting with unboxing pictures. My Makro-Planar 100 is ZE, the Canon EF mount, this lens is also availible with Nikon mount named ZF. Shot with Zeiss Distagon 2/35.

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A solid metal lenshood. Warrenty card and so on. Shot with Zeiss Distagon 2/35.

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Warpaint time. Focus on hand.
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focus point at eye.

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Here is a picture of me with the Makro-Planar 100. Shot with a Canon 650D & Canon 100 L 2.8 IS. That lens is also a very good 100mm macro. And you get IS and AF. The owner of this lens prefer this over all her other Canon lenses.  Photo by Stine Norheim.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :

Focal length 100 mm
Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
Focusing range 0.44 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups 9/8
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 25°/21°/14°
Coverage at close range 72 x 48 mm
Image ratio at close
range
1 : 2
Filter thread M 67 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) ø 76 mm, length 113-115 mm
Weight 660 g – 680 g
Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)


BUILD QUALITY :
This lens FEEL  expensive. Heavy, all metal with a focus ring that is smooth to turn.

OPTICS :
Bokeh : This lens delivers smooth and wonderful bokeh. All Carl Zeiss lenses I have 2/35 mm Distagon – 85 mm 1 ,4 Planar ( sold ) – Makro-Planar 2/100 mm  really kicks a** when it comes to bokeh.
Only Leica lenses comes close ( or better in some cases ) in my opinion.
Nikon and Canon also has some wonderful bokeh lenses:
Canon 50 L f1.2
Canon 300 L f2.8 IS mk II
Canon 200 L f2.0 IS
Nikon 105mm Macro
Nikon 58mm f1.4 G,
Canon 85 L f1.2 mk II
Canon 135L f2.0 …..to name a few of the best.

Sharpness : Very sharp wide open and great microcontrast, maybe the sharpest lens I have ever used. . At f4 and up it’s ridiculous sharp. Great for lagre prints way beyond A3.
Colour: This is what I bought this lens for, the colors from this lens is very good. In low light it really shines.

IMAGE SAMPLES :

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Large file – 1500x1000px. Just to show some details.

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Large file – 1500x1000px. Just to show some details. Metal dice on very shiny plastic cover in direct sunlight.

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Other samples from the  Makro-Planar 100.

I personally love this lens. If you should choose this Zeiss over a Canon 100mm L macro or a Nikon 105mm macro you have to figure out for yourself.

Hope this small review helped you in some way.

I used a Canon 5D III for this review.

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