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


Here is a comparision of the Batis, Leica and ZF.2 at f/8 and nearly infinity distance. Focus was on the clock of the church tower. Processing in LR: manual WB, contrast +50, whitepoint +50, saturation +20, sharpening 50/0.7/50/0, everthing else on default value.

ZF.2 and Batis are nearly identical regarding contrast and resolution with the ZF.2 showing warmer colors and the Batis being more neutral. The Leica has at f/8 nearly identical resolution but much lower contrast.

Please click on the links to flickr and use the full sizes images for comparison.

Zeiss Batis 135mm:
Batis 135mm, f/8 by Boris Buschardt, auf Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wild-places/34466395512/in/dateposted-public/

Zeiss ZF.2 135mm:
Zeiss ZF.2 135mm, f/8 by Boris Buschardt, auf Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wild-places/34497943251/in/dateposted-public/

Leica 135mm:
Leica 135mm, f/8 by Boris Buschardt, auf Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wild-places/33818566763/in/dateposted-public/

Altogether I would say: at close distances the ZF.2 is clearly the best lens, stopped down at infinity the Batis is as good as the ZF.2. The (very small) Leica is better at infinity than at close distances and has lower contrast compared to both Zeiss lenses at all distances. I will probably keep both the Batis and ZF.2 for now sell the Leica.

Boris



May 13, 2017 at 06:12 AM





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