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Carl Zeiss Otus 55 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2

18 November 2013
Szymon Starczewski

6. Distortion

The chart below shows the distortion results reached by the tested lens and its direct rivals. It is clear that the Otus fared the best here, with just one serious competitor in the form of another Zeiss, the Macro Planar. The Voigtlander had very good results in this category as well but the system1.4/50 devices produced by Canon and Nikon are definitely the worst.


Zeiss
Otus 1.4/55
Voigtlander
1.4/58
Nikkor
AF-S 1.4/50G
Canon
EF 1.4/50
Zeiss Makro
Planar 2.0/50
APS-C/DX
−0.19%
−0.30%
−0.82%
−0.49%
−0.34%
FF
−0.69%
−1.01%
–2.01%
–1.98%
−0.73%


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Nikon D7000, 55 mm
Carl Zeiss Otus 55 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2 - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 55 mm
Carl Zeiss Otus 55 mm f/1.4 ZE/ZF.2 - Distortion