The 24mm World Cup Final
Canon 24mm f1.4 L v Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 v Olympus 24mm f2.8
Performance at f2.8 (Centre Frame)
The following 100% crops are taken from the areas marked in red on the full frame image.
The Canon 24mm f1.4 enjoys a massive two stop advantage over its slower (f2.8) competitors who are crying 'foul' at this point. But the ref says play on . . .
GOOOOOAAAL! Zuiko slams in a strike from the halfway line and the Canon L skies a penalty. Couple of points worth noting: the Olympus 24mm f2.8 did not perform anywhere near this well wide open with the oversized adaptor supplied; now it flies – though there is a distinct lack of contrast across the frame compared with the Nikon. However, it takes the points because its resolution advantage pulls more from the scene. Contrast is easily corrected.
So I fluffed the focus on the Canon shot, right? I thought so, too, at first . . .