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Sermet A wrote:
"Hello, I am interested in buying the Zeiss 135mm F2 APO. I have read nothing but great reviews of this lens. I photograph wildlife. While the reach is not totally there, the sharpness and bokeh appear to be very good. This is important to me. I am trying to find a lens that will give me similar qualities in sharpness and bokeh as Nikon's 200mm F2. The camera bodies I use are the D750 and D7000. From the lens reviews I break it down to the choice between the Nikon 135 mm F2 DC and the Zeiss 135 F2,...Show more →
If you're comparing shots taken with the lens between the D800E and your 750, yes, the 800 will show a resolution advantage, but a stellar lens on a lower resolution camera is still a stellar lens. I've used mine on the a7RII (42MP FF), a7II (24MP FF) and NEX-7 (24MP APSC- I think it's either the same sensor or a close relative to the one in your D7000) and it performs beautifully on all of them. The color pallet of the Zeiss varies a bit from what you'll get OOC with the Nikon 200/2, but it's nothing you can't easily normalize in post. Otherwise, it's very difficult to compare a 135 and 200.
Zeiss is no longer the best corrected 135/2 available. That crown now belongs to the Samyang 135/2, but I think there are still appreciable reasons to go after the Zeiss, bokeh being one. Still, if you haven't considered the Samyang, you might want to take a look. They make them for the Nikon F mount, though I don't know if it's chipped.