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Adam, I like your choice for composition with this. How do you feel the 24 1.8 performs? I am trying to decide between that and the canon 24 f2 FD. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I absolutely love the 24. But I always give the caveat that the 24 has the classic Sonnar rendering. This is what I love about it, preferring the Sonnar's smoother look to the more in your face Planar/Distagon look that is what people today associate with Zeiss. Half my current lenses are Sonnar's so you can probably guess I like them (The 24/1.8, Nikon's LTM 50/1.4 S.C is a clone and Sony's 85/2.8 SAM is a direct copy of the C/Y 85/2.8 Sonnar, my other current lenses are a CV 35/2.5, Nikkor 50/1.8 AI and 300/4.5 AI'D)
The 24 is very sharp in the centre even wide open, if stopped down it gets superbly sharp across the frame. Good microcontrast, but not to the Planar/Distagon level. Colour is excellent, but has the ZA signature which is more akin to the Hassy Zeiss look than to the ZE/ZF, G or C/Y looks.