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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2

28 June 2011
Szymon Starczewski

6. Distortion

The chart below shows the comparison between the results of different 1.4/35 class lenses, tested by us, in the distortion category. We present them both for an APS-C/DX sensor and full frame.


Zeiss
1.4/35
Nikkor
AF-S 1.4/35
Canon
1.4/35L
Sony
1.4/35G
Samyang
1.4/35
APS-C/DX
−0.74%
−0.96%
−0.87%
−0.80%
−0.83%
FF
−1.48%
−1.90%
–1.60%
−1.47%
−1.58%


Although the values, reached by all lenses tested here, are quite similar, officially the Zeiss fares the best. It deserves undoubtedly our praise – its distortion level even on full frame, is not bothersome.

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Nikon D200, 35 mm
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2 - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 35 mm
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2 - Distortion