The 35/1.4 Distagon is pitted here against the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG A1 HSM and the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G. The results are especially instructive, but the reader is cautioned not to examine small areas too closely, but to engage in the overall results of sharpness, color and blur.
The scene is at close distance but other comparisons prove-out the chromatic behaviors in particular as just as applicable to medium and far distance.
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