Zeiss 135/2.0 vs Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII vs Nikkor 70-300 4.5-5.6 VR

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Zeiss 135/2.0 vs Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII vs Nikkor 70-300 4.5-5.6 VR
Jun 3, 2013

Since one month I have the Zeiss 135 APO Sonnar and am very satisfied with the IQ of this lens. To show you the class of this lens I made a comparison with two Nikon Zoons. All Pics shot with D800E, Mirror prerelease and tripod. For AF I used Live View. Picture Control Standard, no sharpening applied. Here is the scene first:

I focused on the vase. The following shots are crops from the 100% view. First all shots wide open:

Now a comparison with the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII at 2.8 and 4.0

For me, the 70-200 is a very good piece of glass, but the zeiss at 2.0 already outperforms the Nikkor at 2.8. Closed down, the differences diminish. The 70-300 plays in an other league (it is much cheaper). If you also want to see pics of this lens closed down, please  let me know.

Yours Werner

Nikon D800E
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