Help with Nikon compatible Zeiss lenses

Started Apr 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
marco1974
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Re: Help with Nikon compatible Zeiss lenses
In reply to Jogger, Apr 30, 2012

Jogger wrote:

The best prime in that focal range for Nikon is the 24/1.4G... the only Zeiss i would get is the 100/2 (which i did this past week).

So funny when people get on top of their soap box and declare "the best is..."

Guess what - I actually had the Nikkor AF-S 24/1.4G and traded it in for a Zeiss ZF.2 25/2.8.

Why? The Nikkor has:

  • inferior MF precision

  • no DOF scale

  • easily cross-threaded plastic filter threads

  • more chromatic aberration

Of course, on the other hand, it also has AF, and 2 extra stops of light gathering ability.

So, I would not declare either to be "the best". Both are tools with their respective strengths and weaknesses.

Marco

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