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I won't know for a few days, maybe even a few weeks, how I'll do with the Otus. That it is a fabulous lens is already proven with images from the prototypes on the Zeiss website. For a lens this expensive and innovative, I cannot imagine anyone trying to judge it just by the images posted in forums. That's important, but the core information provided in Lloyd Chamber's paid review is worth the price many times over. I always use his reviews as my base, then go looking for images in the forums, photo websites and elsewhere. There is even...Show more →
Dan, I have read about 1000 times the Lloyd's review, but for reason or another this time his review did only have only few images, which were useful for me. I'm almost always more interested about overall look, lens characteristics and specially bokeh behaviour (the Achilles’ heel of Zeiss ZE/ZF lenses is the bokeh behaviour in corners due to too small lens barrels - a feature which I sometimes demonstrate so people looking here understand what they are buying) than the pixel level sharpness - for understanding these I have found over the years that images posted to various treads in FM alt forum is the best source.
Specially images of posters, who's style I know and also understand their post processing style, are very illuminating. Once I get to home I'm going to study your image posts from last x years and then review your samples again to get deeper understanding.