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The Zeiss Makro-Planar is all but free of distortion, this 0.2% or so is “distortion free” even in a world where both Leica and Zeiss call a much greater 1% distortion unobservable by the human eye (which is untrue of course).
By comparison, both the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR macro and the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro exhibit slight barrel distortion.
Compare also to the pincushion distortion of the 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar.
This low distortion makes the 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar particularly appealing for architecture, for multi-frame stitched images or any usage where deviation could be visible or a mismatch.
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