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| p.1 #15 · Nikon 14-24 vs new zeiss 15mm |
Nikon may have done better if they made the 14-24 an f4 lens, as the res wide open is very poor, and the CA is disturbing. Perhaps they may have been able to fit a filter ring to it then and make it a reasonable weight and size. In this day an age it is starting to look like a dinosaur. It also costs $2000. Focus shift will become a more serious matter with the new sensors now emerging, and Nikon DSLRs still use OVFs I believe.
It has fine sharpness at middle apertures and that seems enough to please many fans, but images are clinical and lack the vitality, fine colour and contrast that the CZ lens brings with it. The Samyang is terrific value.
That DP site really need to ensure that scaling and exposure of test images is at least the same for each lens. The Nikon has nasty CA even at f11 in their images.
Regarding Kent's trade-offs, many users add vignetting to images or are ambivalent about it, but not many wish to add CA or distortion. Apologies in advance if I make no sense Ed, it wouldn't be the first time!