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Mar 11, 2014 11:23 |  #16

If the OTUS is that sharp they should put it in space to replace the Hubble ;)


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Mar 11, 2014 11:40 |  #17

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If the OTUS is that sharp they should put it in space to replace the Hubble ;)

The Hubble is so sharp it can see into my eyes and decode my thoughts and tell me what I'm thinking before I think it.


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Mar 11, 2014 12:28 |  #18

Hairylaury wrote in post #16750569 (external link)
I'm about to pull the trigger on one of the sharpest lens out there - Zeiss 135mm F2!

The Zeiss 135/2 is an amazing lens. It's a heavy beast but a sharp hunk of glass. It's my next Zeiss lens. Good luck.




  
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Mar 11, 2014 14:53 |  #19

davidfarina wrote in post #16750537 (external link)
holy sh** that promises alot!

That comparsion is useless. There is something wrong, really.
Example, Sony has more CA in center than borders. isn't that weird? Ever seen a lens which is better in corners? :D
Also, some crops has serious contrast boost added.
And what was the aperture used for each lens? Not mentioned. Some photos might be misfocused.

But anyway, that Sigma 50mm ART might be very sharp lens when it arrives. We'll see how it performs in reality.


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Mar 11, 2014 16:37 |  #20

I believe the world's record for sharpness, resolving power is held by a Leica M lens. 50 I believe.


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Mar 11, 2014 17:30 |  #21

Owl_79 wrote in post #16751078 (external link)
That comparsion is useless. There is something wrong, really.
Example, Sony has more CA in center than borders. isn't that weird? Ever seen a lens which is better in corners? :D
Also, some crops has serious contrast boost added.
And what was the aperture used for each lens? Not mentioned. Some photos might be misfocused.

But anyway, that Sigma 50mm ART might be very sharp lens when it arrives. We'll see how it performs in reality.

Thats why i said promises :-P


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Mar 12, 2014 01:09 |  #22

davidfarina wrote in post #16751456 (external link)
Thats why i said promises :-P

You got it :D

About sharpest lens, does this mean highest possible center resolution or best overall MTF figures?
According to some resources, Sigma 18-35 1.8 did brake some MTF records. Does anyone know something about that?

Overall, I think some macro lenses has best corner to corner sharpness.
At least, my 100 2.8L macro is the sharpest lens I have. Just perfectly sharp even on high pixel density crop sensors.


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Mar 14, 2014 08:20 |  #23

Sorry bacchanal but the Sigma 35 isn't in the same league optically as the Leica M 35 Summilux FLE and agree with gasrocks the new Zeiss 50 is good but not sharpest. I think that the new Leica M 50 APO Summicron has it beat in sharpness.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 08:46 |  #24

I don't know why but I've just heard on the news there's a crowd of people waving cash besieging a house in Reading :)

Personally speaking, I'd consider myself barmy to buy a used lens for a penny cheaper than a new one even if I did need to wait a month! Not even any need to do that though, as a new one is immediately available here for £2984:

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Mar 14, 2014 09:23 |  #25

airfrogusmc wrote in post #16757764 (external link)
Sorry bacchanal but the Sigma 35 isn't in the same league optically as the Leica M 35 Summilux FLE and agree with gasrocks the new Zeiss 50 is good but not sharpest. I think that the new Leica M 50 APO Summicron has it beat in sharpness.

That may be, I know nothing of that lens. I suppose a $5k, 35mm ought to be decent. From what I've seen the Sigma Art compares quite well with the Zeiss 35s among others...an impressive feat. I'm looking forward to what the 50 Art can do, but I would be pretty surprised if it can hang with the Otus.

Just saw the price on the Leica 50 f/.95. Yeah, I'd expect that one to be decent as well.


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Mar 14, 2014 09:42 |  #26

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That may be, I know nothing of that lens. I suppose a $5k, 35mm ought to be decent. From what I've seen the Sigma Art compares quite well with the Zeiss 35s among others...an impressive feat. I'm looking forward to what the 50 Art can do, but I would be pretty surprised if it can hang with the Otus.

Just saw the price on the Leica 50 f/.95. Yeah, I'd expect that one to be decent as well.

Yeah that .95 has really great bokeh (in my opinion maybe a little better than my 200 2L) and if you need the speed then it's a great choice but the lens that is the real gem as far as sharpness goes is not the 50 .95 noctilux but the newer 50 APO summicron. Again sigma isn't even in the same league as this glass. Both the newer 50 APO summicron and the 35 Lux FLE are a cut above and yep it doesn't come cheap, and will not work with a Canon DSLR, and they are manual focus but man are they sweet on Leica M. ;)




  
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Mar 14, 2014 09:44 |  #27

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I don't know why but I've just heard on the news there's a crowd of people waving cash besieging a house in Reading :)

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Mar 14, 2014 10:00 |  #28

airfrogusmc wrote in post #16757960 (external link)
Yeah that .95 has really great bokeh (in my opinion maybe a little better than my 200 2L) and if you need the speed then it's a great choice but the lens that is the real gem as far as sharpness goes is not the 50 .95 noctilux but the newer 50 APO summicron. Again sigma isn't even in the same league as this glass. Both the newer 50 APO summicron and the 35 Lux FLE are a cut above and yep it doesn't come cheap, and will not work with a Canon DSLR, and they are manual focus but man are they sweet on Leica M. ;)

I guess in my mind I was thinking that the Zeiss primes were in the same league as Leica, but apparently that was an incorrect assumption. I would love to own a Leica M one day, but man...I imagine those M lenses would rock on an a7r.


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Mar 14, 2014 10:01 |  #29

Matt Granger (That Nikon Guy) has been using this lens and it's pretty darn sharp

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I'd avoid selling that on Ebay for sure with the £300 fee that would accompany the sale. Gumtree is ok if you are willing to pick up.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 10:04 |  #30

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Gumtree is ok if you are willing to pick up.

Too true.. But only pickup as there are tons of Nigerian scammers on there.. !!


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