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Zeiss 35m f/1.4 Distagon T*

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Lateral Chromatic Aberration (Color Fringing) 35/1.4 vs 35/2

In a variety of field shots, I was struck by the color purity of the images produced by the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon— it appeared to be exceptionally well corrected for lateral chromatic aberration: color fringing whereby red/cyan fringes appear on high contrast edges, increasingly so away from the optical center.

Lateral chromatic aberration does not improve with stopping down, and in fact may appear to worsen with stopping down, because other aberrations diminish, leaving the color fringing even more apparent. It is relatively easy to correct in software such as Adobe Camera RAW, but lenses needing no correction are always to be preferred.

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