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The 28/2 Distagon offers a moderately wide field of view on full-frame cameras, and is a slightly wide normal lens on 1.5X cameras, with high performance across the field on any sensor size, though some field curvature is present. It is now one of this reviewer’s favorites for a combination of reasons:
- a handy field of view—not too wide or too narrow;
- accurate focusing with the f/2 maximum aperture;
- moderately strong vignetting at f/2 and f/2.8, good for emphasizing the subject;
- very high sharpness wide-open at f/2, along with excellent control of aberrations (though curvature of field behavior must be understood to be exploited), ;
- a “friendly” size and weight and the usual smooth Zeiss focusing helicoid.
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