Zeiss ZF 25mm f2.8 v Nikon 24mm f2 AIS
The raw material from which this test was taken also includes comparisons
of the ZF 25mm with the later (inferior) autofocus Nikon 24mm f2.8 prime
and a number of other lenses, including the Sigma 20mm and Nikon 50mm.
whole captures here. And thanks again to Frank for boldly going
. . . .
As ever when viewing published tests, please check
carefully the exact
so easily ruin tests
especially when assessing wide aperture performance.
If you're a Nikon shooter, the conclusion is irrefutable:
as soon as it hits the shelves, run and get
a ZF 25mm: it will be the sharpest and best corrected 24/25mm you've
ever seen. End of
If you shoot Canon, however, you may already have been
spoilt by the uniquely fast f1.4 L, or the astoundingly fine (and tiny)
on an EOS adaptor. You might wonder how the ZF renders those all-important
of a more
sensor. You might have even read the 24mm World Cup in which
the Nikon 24mm f2 was assessed on a full frame camera and convincingly
bettered by the fast Canon, so you're thinking: the ZF is better than
the Nikon f2 – so what? For
you (and me) a conclusion would be premature.
But watch this space
for a rematch of the 24mm World Cup Final . . . .