This is a continuation of a test of the following lenses on the Sony a7RII:
- Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis.
- Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus.
- Leica 90mm f/2 Apo Summicron-M ASPH.
- AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 G.
- Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE Macro.
The test starts here.
Yesterday we looked at the five lenses’ bokeh in a scene without a lot of local contrast. We’ll flip that on its head today, with a test setup that contains a specular highlight that is a reflection of am undiffused LED panel, and thus full of detail if in focus.
In aperture order:
Focus point was the bottom of the eye. As before, all images received the same raw development, so any color differences are ascribable to the lenses.
The Nikon and Batis give a wonderful (for this subject) slight red glow at the focal plane thanks to the longitudinal CA.
The Leica images were backfocused significantly compared to the other lenses’ images.
You caught me on the Leica shots. It doesn’t focus near as close as the others. I should have used it to set up the shot.
The Batis (and to a less extent the Sony) appear much brighter compared to the other lenses. Is it just me or do they have a higher transmission level?
It’s not just you. I used aperture preferred metering, and it is probably different falloff.