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| p.2 #19 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar? |
The images posted here confirm my views that: (i) we see differently; and (ii) I have no idea why anyone would willingly pursue the ragged and tortured bokeh of the ZE planar 50/1.4, apart from a special effects lab doing post for a Blair Witch Project remake perhaps. The 50MP, by comparison, is serene, super sharp, has lovely OOF and a graceful rendering. Much less CA too by the looks of it. Might be too 'good' for some?
Well, in my case it was the other way around. The dark and smudgy extreme corners of the 50MP drove me to distraction, and its boke is generally more harsh and less beautiful than that of the 50P. The large DoF of the 50MP also made it hard for me to get shots like those above. Here is an example showing how large the DoF of the 50MP is, in comparison to the 50P, both wide open (yes, that isn't exactly fair, but the 50P at f/2 still has much less DoF than the 50MP, and in this case, I wanted minimal DoF). Try opening these in two tabs and switching back and forth. I have a series of photos comparing boke between these two lenses, but these are already posted in the ZE/ZF/ZM thread, so I won't repeat them here.