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This page shows a variety of ad-hoc examples shot for initial evaluation very late on a flat gloomy lighting day. On such days, lens contrast is an imperative to deliver images that have some snap in spit of the lighting.
Examples were chosen to demonstrate sharpness, bokeh, vignetting, and secondary color at f/1.4. Many examples have dual apertures to compare. Together, I think these give a really solid idea of how the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar behaves.
Images at up to full camera resolution.
Bike and bottle
Check out the incredible metallic paint texture on the downtube—superb sharpness and micro contrast. Overall, the image has an pop to it with very smooth bokeh in spite of the messy leaf background.
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