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| p.6 #1 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar? |
I dont agree that this lens "is bad" close:ish and one must not shoot close or anything. The BW portrait F/1.4 I posted on page 2 in this thread is close for all I care and useful for any portrait purposes I know of.
Pixelpeeping is too often mixed up with imagery. Any 1.4 lens produce some kind of haze wide-open, 1.2-lenses more so. This lens is not a bad example and judged comparing to a F/2 lens it will inevitably look worse. But again: not bad.
Wilhelm, Judge from your sample, I feel your contax is slightly sharper than ZF/ZE version at 1.4.
As for other 1.4 Lens, at 12M D700, I feel D351.4 P851.4 perform OK not much Haze I can tell. And my recently acquired Leica 50lux R a 1970ish version might be the best. No haze at all. I will post some samples later on Leica thread.
At 18M, I feel both Zeiss sonnar and 50lux ASPH has no haze, at least not below my standard, which is not the case with my ZF P50.
I did some infinity test with it, it definitely perform better than close range WO (relatively to others), but again not great compare to Soonar and 50lux M.