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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 (Nikon) lens review: Outstanding Optical Performance

By Kevin Carter - Thursday November 21 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | New Zeiss takes first place in rankings | Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon lens performance | Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D5200: How might it perform on the D800E? | Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G: New Nikkor Outclassed? | Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon versus competition: Zeiss eclipses rivals | Conclusion

We’ve already compared the Otus 1,4/55 to its closest optical rival, the AF-S Nikkor 58mm f1.4 and when compared to the best of the rest it’s quite clear the Zeiss has superior optical quality. Although good performers in their own right, with both having better transmission and the Sigma with slightly lower vignetting than the Zeiss, neither model can compare in peak sharpness or consistency across the image field over the wider apertures.

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