mdvaden wrote in post #18772180
One doesn't look wider than the other enough that I can tell the lenses apart that way. The look of the top outdoor photo looks nicer to me. I like the color better, but also where the words are "be part of the solution" the top image looks significantly better.
If I were buying images and couldn't hold the lens or know what they were and these photos were in the camera store showcase and I had to choose from that, I would be buying the lens that goes to the top photo, assuming I had funds for any of the choices.
The difference seems minimal out into the bokeh and vignetting areas.
Blur, sharpness (when unaffected by LoCA), and vignette are all pretty close IMO.
Of the two outdoor images I posted directly in this thread, the top image belongs to the Otus. The colors (at least warm colors) stand out more, and overall the image is less cool.
I'd say that when you buy an Otus, you're buying 4 things: mild-moderate increased contrast, moderate improvement in color, significantly better LoCA control, and a moderately better manual focusing ring
When you buy the ART, you get: auto focus, and enough savings to buy about 3 more ART lenses.
In the images we're talking about, look at the pipe on the left of the image. At the bottom left, it's much closer to the edge of the frame with the Otus.
(2) Canon 6D || Zeiss Sonnar 135/2 || Zeiss Otus 85/1.4 || Sigma 85/1.4 ART || Helios 44-2 58/2 || Sigma 50/1.4 Art || Canon 24/2.8 || Rokinon 14/2.8 || (2) Eg-S Focusing Screen