I cannot do any better than providing clarity as to whether the 21/2.8 Distagon (or any ZF lens) is the right lens for you (or not). That’s my goal in Zeiss ZF Lenses, and why so many people have found it a great investment (which BTW actually offers value well beyond the ZF/ZE line).
Nikon D3x + Zeiss ZF 21/2.8 Distagon
Reader Saad G writes about the recent additions for the ZF 21/2.8 Distagon:
I read your review and must say that it is fantastic, because it is enlightening, because it is clearly understood and because now I ___ buy one... Looking forward to your resolution tests.
Saad’s buy/not-to-buy decision is not the point; the point is that I detail the strengths and weaknesses of the entire ZF line so you can decide which lenses are best for your individual photographic goals.
Review of the Zeiss ZF 21/2.8 Distagon is in progress, with my focus now turning to comparisons with the Nikon 14-24/2.8G and Canon EF 16-35/2.8L II. And, if I can dig one up, the new Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 (any reader out there is welcome to loan me one, but I’ll get an eval unit sooner or later). I do have the Nikon 20/3.5 AI-S, and might show that also.
Canon users should remember that the 21/2.8 Distagon is eminently usable on Canon with a lens adapter.