Larry W writes:
I first want to thank you for the Zeiss Milvus 18mm 2.28 zf.2 lens review on your website. I just sold a 36” X 54” image print for a meditation room, really sharp even from 3’ away when the view distance is around 8’. One beautiful lens.
I am looking at buying a used Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 lens or a Zeiss 28mm f/2. The lens would be used mostly for landscapes but some for closer up photography but no where near macro. I print anything up to 12 X 18, but do have a shop here in Eugene to print larger if needed. I am wondering even after reading your reviews what one would be preferable. I value your opinion.
DIGLLOYD: IMO, the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 is probably the best 24/25mm lens yet made for full-frame cameras, unless the new Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM can do better, but of course that is a mirrorless lens, and we are talking about DSLR lenses here.
If the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 is not in the cards for reasons of price/size/weight, then I'd stick with the Zeiss ZF.2 25mm f/2.8. The Zeiss ZF.2 28mm f/2 is also a very fine lens with its own classic look, so you can't go wrong there either.