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| p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · New Zeiss article on the design of wide angle lenses |
Thanks Ed and Tariq, the 24/2 is still quite unknown outside a few users, and few know their gear like you two do. Also of interest is that you both sold your copies, albeit for different reasons, flaws and moving on...I am a manual focus guy these days, can't kick the habit, but a comparison would be very interesting, it would take a Sony person with a ZA24 and a remount 25/2.
I read what Zeiss, who are usually fairly restrained and fact-based in their lens comments, had to say about it back in the early 90s, and it ties in with your comments, bluetsunami:
"All of the possibilities of correcting residual chromatic aberrations were utilised to the full." and "ensures that this new lens delivers superior image quality in all conditions." I'll say. Any lens that gets close to it will be worth looking at, I feel.
25mm is quite a bit narrower than 21mm, more versatile, great at close range...One Ant is also very interested in the difference it will make, probably will not have that 'must get close' vibe of the 21mm, and which really forces its signature look on you, despite the correction. I do a lot at f5.6-8, by which time it should be losing the corner smearing somewhat. We'll see, Jorge's images are not easy to gauge for overall rendering, for me at least.
Does anyone have any idea what the street price is likely to be and the delivery schedule? I saw $1700 somewhere, accuracy uncertain.
Bluetsunami, do you have any web material re the CA-MTF interaction, it seems lenses that lack CA are almost always excellent performers, or is that incorrect?