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Wayne, 21/2.8 ... budget, size, mustache ... but mostly, too close to 18mm for having BOTH. It's basically an either/or and the wider one wins this time.
The Oly 18/3.5 was a stretch for me as $$$ for a single piece of prime glass, but when you put all three issues in play on the 21, even if I could 'justify' it, it would still be working against my objectives. Total respect for it, just not for my bag.
Yes, I figure the FC that Zeiss likes to incorporate is probably more responsible for the 'soft corners' than them actually being 'soft'. I'm guessing that if you focused so that the corners were in focus, the center would look "soft" conversely ... anybody know if that is correct?
That might be why I'd go with both the Oly 24 and the 25 ... one for when the FC is too problematic, one for when it is advantageous.
Benjamin, +1 @ definitely a diff in drawing style between the Oly & Zeiss approach. They both have their place, which is why I'm not opposed to having both ... if the C/Y or ZF has it's own character that makes it worthy. It might come down to keeping the Oly 24 & C/Y 28/2.8 that I already have as an Oly/Zeiss 1-2 punch vs. going with the 25/2.8 (dowsizing the C/Y 28/2.8).
Actually, I had not yet distinguished between the C/Y and the ZF ... except for the C/Y's being more budget friendly, especially since I would be adapting the mount either way.
With the diff between Oly vs. Zeiss regarding CF ... what would you consider to be the worst / best application for CF? I can typically deal with the lower contrast of Oly in PP easy enough ... not so sure where I can / can't contend with CF.