Zeiss Otus vs Noct-Nikkor quick and nasty comparison, interested?

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Zeiss Otus vs Noct-Nikkor quick and nasty comparison, interested?
10 months ago

Well, I am kinda bored with tests but could not resist this one, especially after reading Ming Thein describe the Noct-Nikkor as "merely good in the center at f1.2". So here's one quick comparison between the two (@1.4). In my experience the Noct does not improve massively in the centre stopped down to f/1.4, so I respectfully disagree with Ming. Yes, it is not as sharp as the Otus @1.4, but it's better than merely good and it wipes Otus's ass @1.2. I would rate it as excellent (in the centre) at f/1.2 and poor in the corners.

Anyway, have a look and see what you think. Apologies for the tilt - trying to stack some books instead of a tripod, but the point stands, IMO.

The Noct is first.

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