Nikon 24mm f/1.4G vs. Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 vs. Nikon 16-35mm f/4G

Started Sep 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
B Aldrich
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I'm going with Zeiss 21mm f/2.8
In reply to Kyle Pozan, 17 hours ago

I've been a Nikon user for decades and own the AFS 24-70, 85mm f/1.8 G and 16-35/f4.Love them all for doing mostly travel and people photography. D600, D700 & 5100bodies now

But after searching all over the net and seeing images done with a Zeiss 21mm, I have never seen any images with the same depth, micro-contrast, and that special, magical 3D look that most Zeiss lenses posses.

Just a few samples - click on 'read more' under most images and they open up larger in Flickr also: http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/slr-lenses/distagont2821.html

AF is not the be all, and end all for me. After all I started with twin lens reflexes, manual focus, film and mostly black and white back in the day. My first Nikon was an F801S bought in Hong Kong.

FWIW, with my tripod, the aid of live view and/or a magnifying eye piece and I'm going MF Zeiss.

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