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    New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Well this is my first commercial job with the new acquisition Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2. Needless to say they are amazing glasses.
    The most impressive the 60 G which is very sharp even wide open and in macro is like a microscope.

    60/2.8 G macro @ f/11:



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    35/2 Zeiss at f/14



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    35/2 Zeiss at f/11


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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Great images!
    Now this is the problem: These are perfect lenses for my work and I will need to purchase both.
    I wonder how the new 35mm Sigma f1.4 stacks up against the Zeiss 35mm f2.
    I have not seen any real world tests by any Pros in this group but I hear good things about the lens on the web.
    Keep posting your fantastic images - Please!
    Mike
    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    Well this is my first commercial job with the new acquisition Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2. Needless to say they are amazing glasses.
    The most impressive the 60 G which is very sharp even wide open and in macro is like a microscope.

    60/2.8 G macro @ f/11:



    100%



    100% of a macro shot:



    35/2 Zeiss at f/14



    100%



    35/2 Zeiss at f/11


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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Thanks Mike. Very welcome.!
    I bought the Zeiss lens kind of blindly. Where I live there are not stores where you could try it or rent it first.
    I find it very good at f8 and 11. At 5.6 and wider this lens is kind of soft and shows lots of CA. The images I took at 5.6 still show CA after ACR or Capture One 7 conversion.
    I never tried the nikon 35 1.4 G which is another option. We still have to see the reviews on this new lens hopping to be a better option.
    I personally never like the fell of sigma or Tamron lenses.
    Let's wait and see. TOmorrow I'll post some wide aperture images from the 35 Zeiss.

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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    man that stuff is not easy to light!! wow

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    This is a 100% of an extreme backlit shot showing the CA in the Zeiss 35/2 at f/3.5


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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    Thanks Mike. Very welcome.!
    I bought the Zeiss lens kind of blindly. Where I live there are not stores where you could try it or rent it first.
    I find it very good at f8 and 11. At 5.6 and wider this lens is kind of soft and shows lots of CA. The images I took at 5.6 still show CA after ACR or Capture One 7 conversion.
    I never tried the nikon 35 1.4 G which is another option. We still have to see the reviews on this new lens hopping to be a better option.
    I personally never like the fell of sigma or Tamron lenses.
    Let's wait and see. TOmorrow I'll post some wide aperture images from the 35 Zeiss.
    The new sigma 35mm 1.4 is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVB View Post
    The new sigma 35mm 1.4 is excellent.
    RvB do you have it already?

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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    RvB do you have it already?

    Hi,Yes I have a copy here but my 1DX was stolen so I cant use it ,I am sending it back to my dealer soon to exchange for a nikon mount.. it's very sharp and built quite well,the only real advantage of the Nikon 35 1.4 is the weather sealing..

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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    RvB do you have it already?

    Here is a link to a quick comparison of Bokeh between the Nikkor 35 and Sigma 35... I used a D4 and 1DX

    https://www.yousendit.com/download/U...TkxveE9FQk1UQw

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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Thanks RVB, they look pretty close.

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    Re: New Nikon 60/2.8G Macro and Zeiss 35/2

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Chagin View Post
    Thanks RVB, they look pretty close.
    The Sigma is much better at the edges and has more micro contrast,far better wide open too..

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