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| p.1 #19 · Taste-Test (C/Y vs FD @ 85mm) |
Yea Zeiss has bit harsh bokeh - dual lines. Tho it depends on circumstances, most likely background and distance shot.
The point is (for me); any of the shots I posted would be less pleasing (bokeh, colour and overall "feel") if shot with the Zeiss.
Switch to the Zeiss 85/1.2 50 or 60 Jahre and it becomes a worthwhile "apples to apples" comparison.
Bif, do the Zeiss a favour and compare it to the Nikkor.
Hell, even the Rokkor 85/1.7 draws better than the Zeiss. By quite a margin, too. Best "slow" 85 ever.
I sold the Nikon long ago. But the Nikon and the Zeiss render totally differently. I haven't tried the newest version with the nano-crystal coating yet tho. The one just previous to that however isn't really in the same class as these two (IMHO).
This FD and C/Y render a lot alike! And they both cost about the same give or take a few hundred. The Zeiss 85/1.2 is very very expensive - up around or past $2k - or about 3 to 4 times the price of the other two.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of C/Y 85/1.2 samples online but the ones I could find looked nearly identical to the 1.4 - when both were set to f/1.4 anyway.
So even though there's some aperture difference between the two in the poll I find them to be "in the same class" if I can use that phrase here. Not so with the Nikkor which is a class below (cuz of IQ) and not so with the C/Y 85/1.2 either (because of price).
Edited on Dec 18, 2012 at 07:24 PM · View previous versions