Sharpness and Contrast, Color, Bokeh, Vignetting, Distortion, MTF, Flare, How-To for Nikon & Canon DSLRs
Outstanding build and optical quality across a wide range of focal lengths.
High performance, strong flare control.
Outstanding build and optical quality in a moderate wide angle.
Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens.
Outstanding build and optical quality in a short-focal macro lens.
Outstanding build and optical quality in a medium tele.
Outstanding build and optical quality in a moderate telephoto macro lens.
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Background information on Zeiss lens designs and optics.
Sharpness and rendering.
Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens.
A brilliant, but also colorful character.
Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress)
Ultra high performance with a fast aperture.
A gem with unusual close-focus.
An artist’s drawing tool.
Strokes of a master.
Balance and poise.
Brilliant imaging in a compact package.
Comparing the two 50mm options near and far, more comparisons coming.
Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!
Fast high performance APO wide angle.
Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line.
Rendering style, bokeh and beauty.
Ultra high performance apochromatic medium telephoto, overview and technical.
Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer.
Peering into shadows at night with the very best.
King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class.
Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction.