Nortonski wrote in post #16885189
Do you have the Zeiss? If so, what body are you using it on & what are your thoughts overall on the lens?
Yes. I have had the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZF since 2009.
It has been used primarily on my 1D mark 3 and also on both Nikon and Canon film cameras from time to time as well.
I bought the Zeiss 21 for the specific purpose of using it indoors and mainly for photos of people, which is where I have used it about 99% of the time. It has exceeded my expectations in this regard. It is very sharp and has excellent colors. The few times that I actually use it outdoors are a delight as well. It was my favorite lens until recently. Nowadays, I rarely use the Zeiss 21, but instead have the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 as my main lens and I use it primarily the way I used the 21. Indoors, low light, with people, and wide open. I never owned the 24mm f/1.4, but I did have the Canon 35mm f/1.4 for a few years. Today, if I were going to choose a lens around 24mm, then without a doubt or hesitation I would go with the Zeiss 25mm f/2. This lens is not an APO lens, but it is very well corrected and extremely sharp. I plan to get one at some point. Have you considered the Zeiss 25mm f/2? It would be nice if you could find a place to rent or try out each of your options before you buy. Good luck!