This continues with the bokeh testing of the previous post. The candidate lenses are:
- Nikon 60mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
- Nikon 58mm f/1.4 AFS-Nikkor G
- Coastal Optical 60mm f/4 UV-Vis-IR Apo Macro
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art
- Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus
At f/4, we can show samples from all the lenses.
Even at f/4, the 58mm Nikkor still continues to excel at smooth rendering of out of focus highlights, but we see nowhere near the differences that were apparent at wider apertures. The Otus is next, and I’d say the other three are close to each other.
Except for the Otus, I don’t find many differences here. The Zeiss lens does the most convincing job on the printing on the Flowers label.
The differences are getting small, and I won’t present the f/5.6. f/8, and f/11 results unless someone wants to see them.