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| p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Anyone Compared the Zeiss 35/f2 to Sigma 35/f1.4? |
None of the usual suspects have seen fit to include any infinity or even middle distance images that I can find. Many people would like to see how image depth is defined and rendered, perhaps some kind soul can provide a set of images they have shot or a link, to something other than the usual 'near focus far bokeh' fast 35 photo?
I was looking for just those sorts of images prior to buying the Sigma 35/1.4 for my D800 but it seems most are preoccupied with near focus with near to far bokeh as you say. I've had the lens for just over a week which sadly has coincided with almost a week of fog here, but one bright day turned up and from my dog walk in the sun that morning, here's a sampling of handheld shots. All can be clicked on for larger. Sorry, I've no comparison shots with a comparable ZF35 to show and I've recently sold my ZM35/2:
Near focus, far OOF areas/bokeh:
@f/11 (close focus is ~ 20cm in front of lens, handy)
Sorry, focus still not at infinity
Much farther out, still not at infinity, but perhaps close enough:
Focus 3-ish meters away, a little busy but also a busy scene
Focus out a little more @f/1.4, distant OOF
Focus out 33m at least, lower part of the building on a vibrant square @f/1.4
Flare/Ghosts (or lack thereof) with sun dead on
... off to left @f/16 (wide open less likely to generate ghosts it seems):
Ghosts are something to watch out for; fortunately you can open the lens up wide and still enjoy good sharpness and perhaps avoid ghosts. That said I wasn't overly careful that morning and have a few sun-high frames with ghosts showing up.
All in all I like it.