Yesterday, we looked at the performance of the following lenses:
- 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 (Copy 1)
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art (Copy 2)
- Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus
when aimed at a distant landscape at f/4, the widest aperture shared by all. Earlier today we looked at f/5.6 and f/8. Now we’ll take a look at f/2.8, for all the lenses except the Coastal Optical, which can’t open that wide.
In the center:
The Micro-Nikkor is a little soft, but only by comparison to the others. The 58mm Nikkor is next, and you could throuw your hat over the two Sigmas and the Zeiss.
In the upper right:
The Micro-Nikkor is soft and exhibits some flare. The 58 Nikkor is better, but struggles in this company. Then come the two SIgmas, with the Otus just barely in the lead.