Seven Lenses tested, 2 Zeiss, 3 Panasonic, 2 Sigma

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mrb375 Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Seven Lenses tested, 2 Zeiss, 3 Panasonic, 2 Sigma

Which lens did you think was the sharpest? Best all-around choice?

This is by no means a super-scientific test.. just a simple "one after the other" test.

  • Sigma 40mm 1.4 DG HSM
  • Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 DG DN
  • Zeiss ZM Planar F2
  • Zeiss ZM Biogen F2
  • Panasonic "S" 85mm 1.8
  • Panasonic "S" 50mm 1.8
  • Panasonic "S" 24mm 1.8

All were shot at F2.8 and cropped for comparison, and Lightroom White Balance set to "Automatic".

I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the Panasonic 24mm and the King of the Hill is still the Sigma 40mm 1.4- and the Zeiss/Panny lenses were right behind the Sigma 40mm. The 24-70 was OK.. maybe some sharpness was lost due to not manually focusing.. but the 24-70 has already proven itself in the field.

 mrb375's gear list:mrb375's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM Sigma 40mm F1.4 (L-mount) +5 more
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