diglloyd publication
Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents
Carl Zeiss ZF.2 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar T*
Carl Zeiss ZF.2 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar T*

Using ƒ/4 vs ƒ/2 for Isolation: City Binoculars (D800E)

Here the results at ƒ/2 are compared to ƒ/4, showing a high-grade result at ƒ/2 along with a superlative result at ƒ/4.

City Binoculars

Live View was used to focus precisely at ƒ/2 on the indented metal just under the “eyes”. The camera tilted down slightly.

The overall characteristics involve vignetting and depth of field. Except at high resolution, sharpness is apparently not a lot different at ƒ/2 than at ƒ/4, but see the crops: ƒ/2 is already at a high level, but ƒ/4 is superb.

Article continues for subscribers...

If you’re already a subscriber, CLICK HERE TO LOG IN

Guide to Zeiss ZF.2/ZE Lenses

diglloyd.com’s Guide to Zeiss includes hundreds of pages of exclusive coverage and high resolution, Retina-grade examples for all ZF.2 and ZE lenses and in-depth analysis of sharpness and contrast, color, bokeh, vignetting, distortion, MTF, and flare. Since 2007, Guide to Zeiss is the authoritative review and practical reference for Zeiss lenses for Nikon- and Canon-mount cameras. Subscriptions cost $ per year.

  1. Explore the table of contents
  2. Check out Lloyd Chambers’ Blog
  3. Subscribe today!
diglloyd image
Aperture series 2,4 available in full article

diglloyd Home Page | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | Contact
Copyright © 2008-2015 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.