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MTF wide open shows modest contrast even in the center and across the field, but stopping down to f/5.6 shows very high performance approching the very best lenses.
The big jump in contrast at center from f/2 to f/4 suggests that focus shift has been minimized, though the dip at the 15mm offset undermines that idea and suggests a differential focus shift, minimized at the center.
On high resolution digital, f/2 looks to be best suited for pictorial effect, just as with the ZM 50/2 Biogon. Stop down one stop for a big boost in contrast, with f/4 near optimal and f/5.6 definitely optimal.
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