The camera used here is the Nikon D800E (versus the D600).
See notes on the Saddlebag Overlook page for processing and comparison details.
The Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon offers the best performance available in a 35mm lens, having both high sharpness wide open (when focused precisely!) and superb color correction.
Aperture ƒ/5.6 is used here as a compromise; it does not deliver enough depth of field for the background and/or to overcome mild field curvature, but it shows peak contrast centrally, which is the main interest here in comparing sensor potential.
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