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jankap wrote:
Excellent review, thanks.
The water droplet test is very good, as a test(!). IŽll have look for a fountain in my place.
Jan


I got the backlit fountain idea from @phillip reeve



Sep 12, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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DavidBM wrote:
I got the backlit fountain idea from @phillip reeve@

It is really the worst case scenario for color fringing. I think I used it first to demonstrate what sets the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 apart from the Otus

Milvus 1.4/50 | f/1.4 by Phillip Reeve Data, on Flickr



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Yuk!!!


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David, The front page showed the conclusion of the review. Is there any Zeiss branded optic that you would not recommend?


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realVivek wrote:
David, The front page showed the conclusion of the review. Is there any Zeiss branded optic that you would not recommend?


2.8/25 ZE/ZF
3.5/18 ZE/ZF
1.4/50 ZE/ZF
1.4/35 ZF
Most ZM on Sony (except 1.4/35, 2.8/25 with front lens, and 4/85)
I love L35, but I wouldnt reccomend it as a do it all 35

Should I go on?



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DavidBM wrote:
2.8/25 ZE/ZF
3.5/18 ZE/ZF
1.4/50 ZE/ZF
1.4/35 ZF
Most ZM on Sony (except 1.4/35, 2.8/25 with front lens, and 4/85)
I love L35, but I wouldnt reccomend it as a do it all 35

Should I go on?


The 25/2.8 ZF has never been made in a ZE version.



Sep 13, 2017 at 01:05 AM
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Makten wrote:
No one said anything about "poor lenses". It was just an observation. Lenses with aspherical elements often have a a very smooth bokeh, which also seems to go with lower resolution or "bite" at pixel level. Maybe that's just a tradeoff given by the design, if you want smooth rendering. And if you want that smoothness, perhaps you want to use asphericals to keep the size down.

The circles of confusion will look (somewhat) the same in the plane of focus as in the bokeh, so I think that makes sense.


i have noticed this too with many new lenses, but it seems to be independent of aspherics and to occur more at infinity than closer distances. i suspect it's just lenses that aren't well corrected/optimized for infinity (likely optimized for test chart distance) and have a quicker transition to out of focus.



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bjornthun wrote:
The 25/2.8 ZF has never been made in a ZE version.

I certainly wouldn't recommend it then! But thanks...



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DavidBM wrote:
I certainly wouldn't recommend it then! But thanks...


I once had that lens, in Nikon mount ZF version, which is why I took note. It's the only Classic series lens, that has not been offered in a ZE version. I have since moved to the Batis 25, and I'm very happy with that. Your review of that one is spot on. There is some CA at f/2, but for me it's a minor quibble.



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