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Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 construction
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

MTF for Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 Distagon

Zeiss MTF is measured with a real lens on the K8 MTF tester using appropriate thickness sensor cover glass for the target camera platform using white light. Thus: real lens with white light with diffraction accounted for and the actual camera platform. The only other vendor which (maybe) does this (and only for one aperture) is Sigma.

MTF charts show a remarkable performance in which the central 3/4 of the frame (15mm offset) is already optimal wide open at f/2.8—stopping down has no significant benefits. Central performance is razor sharp wide open, with peak performance corner to corner achieved by f/5.6. Overall contrast for coarse and medium structures is very high wide open even into the corners, which accounts for a strong visual impact when shot wide open, as seen in the various examples.

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Aperture series 2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16 available in full article
MTF for Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon from f/2.8 through f/16
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 construction

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