lens test Zeiss 50mm/1.4 vs. Summicron-M 50mm

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Seiji Senior Member • Posts: 2,707
Re: lens test Zeiss 50mm/1.4 vs. Summicron-M 50mm


I'll try to be a little more helpful.
You need to provide the f-stop for the pictures.

The fact that the metering of the shots is dark and light, and well all over the place makes anything other than bokeh comparisons no good.

Also, better tests in my opinion would be done at more normal distances from camera to subject and subject to background. Macro distances to subjects reveal lens character, but honestly, people don't frequently shoot those distances. If they do, the more often use macro or micro lenses.

I'll assume you used a tri-pod and some kind of remote trigger or timer to take the shots to make sure vibration and other movement or position changes were eliminated... But, I can see from the pictures that actually you did move the camera a few times...

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