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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 mm f/2.0 ZE/ZF.2

21 February 2012
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion



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The Zeiss has a bit narrower angle of view than the 24 mm constructions so the distortion correction is a tad easier. What’s interesting it has a smaller discrepancy than its competitors between the performance on a small and big sensor. On the APS-C sensor we observe slight barrel distortion of –1.11% which increases to –1.96% on full frame. The Zeiss is worse than the Nikkor but it fares similarly to the Canon and noticeably better than the Samyang.


Zeiss Distagon
2.0/25
Samyang
1.4/24
Nikkor
AF-S 1.4/24
Canon
1.4/24 II
APS-C/DX
−1.11%
−1.27%
−0.79%
−0.82%
FF
−1.96%
−2.48%
−1.27%
–2.03%


Canon 50D, 25 mm
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 mm f/2.0 ZE/ZF.2 - Distortion
Canon 1Ds MkIII, 25 mm
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 mm f/2.0 ZE/ZF.2 - Distortion