Zenitar 16 FE- presentation and samples

Started Mar 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
D TONG Senior Member • Posts: 2,559
Zenitar sharper than Nikon at 12mm at F11

I always have Zen at around F5.6 or F7.1 But these are the new info

Daniel, Toronto
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In Bob Atkin's review of the Zenitar he makes several observations:

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00EdqK

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/wide-angle-lenses-2.html

Both pieces seem to indicate to me that the image ends up being the equivalent of a 20mm wide angle on a full frame 35mm or digital. The defishing isn't bad. It will save you a bundle of money.

Wayne Campbell, Nov 04, 2007; 11:38 a.m.

By the way. Always shoot aperture preferred at f/11 with the Zenitar. It sharpens up dramatically at that f stop. It even beat out Ken Rockwell's Nikon at 12 mm. See his tests at:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/zenit/zenitar-16mm.htm

On the other hand, using the Zenitar wide open at f/2.8 gets you pretty soft results.

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