Sigma 35mm f1.4 and Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Imatested

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
HSway
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In reply to Miljenko Devcic, Apr 9, 2013

one interesting piece – Samyang 35/1.4. Unlike on Canon cameras the Samyang work well on Nikon.  Here it is at f8  next to the Zeiss. I found it a while ago. it’s from verybiglebowski on 5d ll, full res samples.

well behaving bokeh Samyang   Zeiss

But the Zeiss' bokeh will no doubt win in demanding scenes for bokeh-cream lovers (the Nikkor 35/1.4 seems a tad better also). But I like it for 35mm in this respect.

There would be more interest if the test is on fx I reckon. And I noticed and mentioned before a similar observation on another chart and close-up crops. The Sigma at small apertures vs large apertures difference when compared to Samyang 35/1.4 – both lenses showed similar preference for small vs large apertures regarding the resolution curve as your couple does. Ultimately, lenses can perform differently at longer distances.

Thanks for the work,

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