Author Topic: Nik 105/1.8 and Nik 105/4 combo vs Zeiss makro-planar 100/2  (Read 534 times)

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Re: Nik 105/1.8 and Nik 105/4 combo vs Zeiss makro-planar 100/2
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2022, 22:35:48 »
My experience with the ZF 100/2:
Highest resolution lens I've used on the D800 camera. All the way from close to infinity. Lovely bokeh at all stops. Heavy.  Only major optical drawback: Axial CA is corrected to about the same degree as my Nikkor 85/1.8 K/Ai from 1976. In extreme specular highlight scenes that commonly induce display of the axial CA, you can mostly get rid of the CA by stopping down to f/11 or f/16. It'd be nice if it didn't have this issue.
At US$390, it is a very good deal. These originally sold new for US$1800...Ask me how I know! I've gotten some incredibly high-resolution stiched landscape panos from the ZF 100/2.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA