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Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart

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Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart

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Product Highlights

  • For Adjusting Lens Back Focus
  • Aligns CP.2 Lenses for DSLRs

You Pay: $28.00

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The Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart is a professional lens chart that has been used for decades to set the back focus on lenses used on individual cameras. It is especially useful when adjusting a Zeiss CP.2 cine lens for use on a DSLR camera after the lens mount has been converted from PL to another type (such as EF), or vice versa.

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.8 x 12.55 x 0.05"

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ZeissSiemens Star Test Chart
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional quality (7)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • In the studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional artist (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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3.0

Does what it should

By TheWorks

from NY NY

About Me Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • In The Studio

Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

It does what it should, it's definitely pretty pricey, but I guess the peace of mind knowing it's standard helps justify the price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Good siemens star, bad packaging for field use

By Mista Toad

from Seattle WA

About Me Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

    It does all that you ever hoped or wished a siemens star did. Clear and simple to use. I only gave it 4 stars b/c when you pay this much for something, you kind of want it to come with a solid folder or something that will hold up to production. An X-Rite has a ziplock, as well as a cardboard folder...also, the size is just a little bigger than you can take comfortably in a production bag. The star doesn't need to be smaller, but if the area around it was smaller, maybe it would tuck in nicely next to the x-rite and/or my slate. (note: this is not a bad price, it's not bad at all, but you expect it to hold up to production...I keep this more on my wall at home than use in the field, even though I'd like a good siemens star in the the field sometimes).

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    5.0

    Useful for checking for decentering

    By Tim L

    from Central Oregon

    About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

        A test chart is not the most exciting item to order from the BH catalog but it is useful for testing new lenses for decentering, a problem that is not always immediately obvious. Roger Cicala detailed this in a blog post a while ago.

        As a side note, kudos to BH for packing the chart super well. It arrived in perfect condition.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Will definately serve the purpose

        By An old photo hobbyist

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

        I am considering of purchasing a Mirrorless or so called Compact System Camera during this upcoming holiday season for my planned trips next year. Part of it is for serving as back up to the DSLR, and for areas need longer hiking, it will serve as the primary/only camera that I will pack. I am at this moment contemplating Sony E-Mount and Fujifilm X-System, unfortunately both brand have some lens centering issues on some samples. I discovered this chart by coming across the method of determining if a lens has centering issue on the website of Lens Rentals. I figured only if I can find out if a lens has such issue within return/exchange period I can address it accordingly and this serves the purpose

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works great for what it is

        By jmvdigital

        from Fort Collins, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Testing Lenses

          Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

          If you're looking for a Siemens Star, this is it. The chart is sturdy and laminated with a matte plastic coating with hang holes at the top. It will last a long time. Printed detail is (obviously) extremely fine/small. The star itself is fairly large, probably around 10" round.

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          5.0

          Great alignment tool

          By acmineiro

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Focus Check

          Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

          I use it to check alignment of my rangefinder.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very high detail

          By Elliott B.

          from Orange, CA

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Detail
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

          It's the best chart I've ever seen for focusing a lens. The very high detail in the center makes it easy to see when a lens is sharp. But it would be nice if they included some extra things, like framing / color charts on the back, so I don't have to carry around 2 items.

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          5.0

          Very nice for the price

          By Stray Angel Films

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Rental House

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Camera Prep
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

            Charts can be very expensive but these are great for the cost. This should be all you need to check focus (definitely a must if you are changing mounts on your CP2s)

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