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This apertures series represents the very best results obtainable from the 35mm f/1.4 Distagon, using the 36-megapixel Nikon D800E.
While the 35/1.4 Distagon represents a very high level of imaging performance as of late 2012, the D800E nonetheless shows that the 35/1.4 has at least one undesirable quality: uncorrected longitudinal chromatic aberration (LOCA), in spite of having very little lateral chromatic aberration. An updated and improved lens could presumably improve upon this performance, and since the 35/1.4 Distagon is already a large and heavy lens, any improvement might bring a large increase in both price and size.
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