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/2.8, f/5.6 and f/8. Now we’ll take a look at f/2 for all the lenses except the Coastal Optical and the Micro-Nikkor, which can’t open that wide.
In the center:
The 59mm Nikkor brings up the rear, but does credibly well; this is tough company. The other three are a virtual tie, but I’d give the nod to the Otus for its slightly greater contrast. The small difference in exposure makes it really hard to judge.
In the upper right:
Well! That’s impressive. The Otus finally shows us why it’s worth the big bucks.