Further readings for the Carl Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon
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Rather than follow established trends for high-grade, high-speed lenses that are inevitably large, heavy, and cumbersome, the manual-focus Loxia series from Zeiss, like the AF Batis range, feature the same high-grade optics, but with more modest maximum apertures in a form factor based on the premise of the tiny size of the Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras themselves. Announced in October, 2015, the $1499 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 is a super-wide-angle prime with a new Distagon design that’s been optimized for the demands of digital capture.
Whether it’s for landscape, architecture, or just to be able to squeeze a bit more into the frame, a wide-angle is an important lens for many photographers. They’re not the cheapest optics, however, and with varying image results across the different options, knowing each lens’s strengths and weaknesses will help you decide which one is the one for you. We weigh up the DxOMark lens scores of Nikon’s latest 20mm wide-angle prime against some of the competition.
In this second installment of lens recommendations for the Nikon D810, we’ve been analyzing the best performing models for landscape and wildlife photography. Admittedly when it comes to fast-paced photography there are better choices in Nikon’s range but there’s always a case for high-resolution imagery but the Nikon D810 also serves to highlight the best performing models, and particularly in the longer focal lengths where it’s more common (and often more practical) to use cameras with lower pixel densities.
Following on from the lens recommendations for the earlier full-frame Nikon D600, we’ve now had the opportunity to assess a wide range lenses with that model’s replacement, the 24-Mpix D610. We’ve analyzed a total of 95 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models with the D610 to assess image quality, and we’ve come across some unexpected results. Read on to find out more about that and which lenses perform best when paired with the camera.
This is the fourth and final part in the series of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100, where we’ve analyzed over 20 Nikkor and third-party wide and ultra wide angle prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality.
Read onto find out which of these lenses are the best performers when paired with Nikon’s ultra-high resolution 24-Mpix APS-C format semi-pro model.