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wayne seltzer
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Re: Pre-order: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO ($1,999)


DavidBM wrote:
Anyone who is interested in the relative bokeh of distant backgrounds with f2 and f2.8, here is a pair of portraits one with the APO Sonnar (ZF2) at f2, and the other with the Batis at f2.8. The Batis is superb wide open, so there is no temptation to stop down.

FWIW my take is yes, the F2 is noticeably nicer. But not overwhelmingly. But maybe enough for me to keep it rather than sell. But it will never travel with me, and nor would a 2.8 70-200 if I had one, so the Batis earns its keep.

The other thing is that the slight extra DOF of f2.8 is, IMHO, preferable on the actual person rather than the background...


Nice comparison but it would be nice to also see both at 2.8.
Wish you also had the ZA 135 1.8 which I think has smoother, less harshly drawn background bokeh IMO. The color of her tattoos look slightly nicer in the APO 2.0 shot. Nice to have choices!



May 28, 2017 at 06:04 PM





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