Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZF and DxOMark...

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Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZF and DxOMark...
7 months ago

Hi,

each time I consult the DxOMark website to understand how good a lens is I have to scratch my head, as their scoring is always substantially different from what I see in other less "scientifical" tests. I decided to write here as I may not read correctly their results.

About Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZF I read on photozone.de and actually on many other web sites that it is sharp like crazy. Indeed the figures on photozone for example confirm the story (http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/446-zeisszf2128ff?start=1)

However if I look at DoXMark it scores quite poorly in his category:

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Carl-Zeiss/Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-2.8-21mm-ZF2-Nikon-mounted-on-Nikon-D600__834

If I look for example at a similar lens like Nikon 24mm 1.4g the score is way better on DoXmark:

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Nikon/AF-S-Nikkor-24mm-F-1.4G-ED-mounted-on-Nikon-D600__834

although on photozone the resolution figures are not as good as the Zeiss lens (in the common focal range) (http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/549-nikkorafs2414ff?start=1)

So I am missing something here?

Should you choose by the way between these two lenses only based on the sharpness criteria what would you choose? And between others in the range 20-24mm?

Thanks.

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