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Sony A7R II (42 megapixels)
Sony/Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

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Examples: Bad Sample Lens #2, Skew/Asymmetry (A7R II)

In April 2015, an asymmetry/skew problem with the Sony 35mm f/1.4 Distagon was presented in Examples at f/1.4, Bad Sample Lens (Pescadero Creek, A7R).

In August 2015, your author obtained another brand-new Sony/Zeiss 35/1.4, this time to shoot on the new Sony A7R II. It is shocking, but the second sample shows a very similar skew/asymmetry as the first, if anything worse. As if the lens manufacturing is calibrated to produce defective lenses consistently. See the note by James K after the conclusions.

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f1.4 @ 1/3200 sec, ISO 100; 2015-08-15 13:19:25
Sony A7R II + Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA

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