Is there a point in getting the ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8?

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Jim in Hudson Senior Member • Posts: 2,492
Re: Is there a point in getting the ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8?

Gringostarr wrote:

Unless you absolutely need a 1:1 macro lens get the 60/2.4. If you absolutely need 1:1 macro the 80 2.8 is worth the extra cost over the Zeiss.

I will say that the 60/2.4 is fantastic if you can look past that fact that it's not a "true" macro lens (which is a BS designation IMO, it's fantastic as a macro lens), easily up there with the 35/1.4 when it comes to rendering and is among the sharpest of all the primes. Also, on newer bodies it also focuses reasonably well as long as it's not switching between macro and normal focus modes.

With today's high resolution sensors, is a macro lens really just one with a flat plane of focus and not one that's 1:1?

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