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50/1.4 vs 50/2 vs Nikon 50/1.4G — Gears

Because it was too bright to use f/1.4 (ISO 80, 1/6400 at f/2), this comparison starts at f/2. The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G was used as 3rd lens here to yield more perspective on performance.

Please see the notes in the previous comparison for a general understanding of the field curvature and focus shift behaviors.

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ZF.2 50/2 Makro-Planar, ZF.2 50/1.4 Planar, Nikon AF-S 50/1.4G
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