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Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon

MTF for ZM 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon

Wide open at center, contrast is outstanding and at peak levels (does not improve with stopping down). Focusing in Live View is particularly pleasant with this high performance.

Stopping down to f/5.6 delivers high performance across the frame, albeit with the undulation as seen in the chart; this is field curvature. Quite likely the performance is near peak levels nearly everywhere in the frame, just not exactly in a geometric plane.

Astigmatism is very well controlled; the nearly overlapping sagittal and tangential curves suggest a high level of control of lateral chromatic aberration — likely a complete freedom from color fringing.

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MTF for Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon

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