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Michael Erlewine

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Here is the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO lens on the Nikon D810 at ISO 64, showing a grape leaf, and then a 100% crop of the edge of the leaf so that we can see the detail.

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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 02:01:59 »
Amazing detail.  Seems like what we used to consider medium-format territory.
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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 02:15:27 »
I agree, something like that. I sold my medium-format camera some time ago and almost all of the eleven very-heavy lenses I had. I don't regret it. My guess is that another bump in megapixels (like 54 mpx) will lock it in. What we are experiencing in cameras is what happened in jazz music. It was called Fusion.
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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 22:50:34 »
Was that leaf about the size of a hand? Were you at minimum focus? Wonderful detail.

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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 23:49:05 »
... and the background is nice too.
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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 00:46:02 »
Wonderful clarity.
It would be interesting to see a side by side comparison between the Zeiss Otus and old-time Nikon classics like the AI 55/3.5 micro. The Nikon may not be APO but it is optimized for macro so it might be a worth competitor.

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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 11:12:36 »
This is really beautiful. All the resolution power brought to very good pictorial use. Thank you!
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Re: Another Example of Detail with the Zeiss Otus 55mm Lens
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 09:41:34 »
Very impressive details.

In regards to medium format, I would expect them to advance as well? Something like the new Phase One system with an 80Mpixel chip and suitable lens. Would be interesting to see a comparison.
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