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White Balance and Tint for Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar in Adobe Camera Raw — Differs for f/1.4

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With modern digital cameras, a substantial tint difference is often seen at f/1.4 with many lenses; see for example how the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art behaves. This behavior can vary by sensor/camera but the Nikon D850 is prone to it, and presumably the Nikon Z7 also.

Like the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar also shows a significant tint difference at f/1.4 versus other apertures. It is readily visible in any aperture series if not compensated for.

This page uses a SpyderCHECKER ® color checker card to evaluate the difference in white balance and tint between f/1.4 and other apertures, using Photoshop Adobe Camera Raw. In diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses:

In diglloyd Zeiss DLSR Lenses:

White Balance and Tint at f/1.4 Versus Stopped Down, Datacolor SpyderCHECKR (Nikon D850)

The discerning photographer will want to adjust the color (tint) for f/1.4 versus other apertures by the amount detailed in this report. Exact figures are given for white balance and tint.

Neutral color for f/1.4
f1.4 @ 1/1250 sec, ISO 31; 2019-05-06 12:16:02
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar

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