Further readings for the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 Nikon
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After testing the remarkable Otus 1,4/55 from high-end maker Carl Zeiss we were curious to see if the optical performance of the Apo Sonnar T* 2,0/135 may be close. Read on to find out how well this lens performed.
The APO Sonnar is a fantastic lens to use. I agree about the need for a good tripod. It is a stellar performer. I love to use it at aperture 2.8. Please have a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_j_johansson/sets/ There is a set Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* where most pictures are taken with tripod and calm wind conditions. There are also sets from some of my other favorite lenses. All available in full D800 resolution.
It's my first comment here and I admit I'm a noob. but I am curious about how other popular lenses like "Nikon 135mm f/2.0D AF DC" and "Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM" would score on DxOMark... and the "Sony SAL-135F18Z 135mm f/1.8" makes me even more curious. I hope DxOMark will soon add these lenses to their database and thanx for your great work so far...
Welcome on this forum :) Thanks for your interesting suggestion, these lenses are not the first priority (we try to assess all the new lens before working on legacy). But we make some exception too (check the Tokina 100mm review published last week). We will try to measure these lenses in 2014.
Thanks to the DXO-Team for the test, great work again! Results are exactly as good as my experience with this lens during the last half year. It seems to bee - and it is in my opinion - the best lens avaiable for Nikon at the moment, otus 55mm icluded. The big challenge with it is only not to shake the camera, even if it stands on a tripod...