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Zeiss ZF.2 25mm f/2 Distagon T*

Comparison: 25/2 Distagon vs 25/2.8 Distagon, Nikon 24/1.4G (Water Tanks)

How do the two Zeiss 25mm lenses compare to the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G?

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Field of view

The 25/2 Zeiss has a slightly narrower field of view than the Nikon 24/1.4G, by 4.15% (as measured in Photoshop). This is exactly consistent with the claimed focal lengths for each lens. Given the focal length differential, the Nikon a slight some “extra credit” when examining the finest details, since its image is less enlarged. Not by much, but if the two are very close in detail, one should bear that in mind. On the flip side, reduced size of some details can make them look sharper, especially in the distance.

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