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Good short telephoto comparison by Jim Kasson
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:49:04 pm »

Hi,

Jim Kasson has an interesting series of comparisons on short telephoto lenses (around 85 mm) on the A7rII here: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13065

As usual, the info coming from Jim is pretty good. Based on this I would have bought the Batis 85/1.9. The lens I have is the Sony Alpha 90/2.8G Macro, and it is the weakest one in Jim's test, but still a very decent one.

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Re: Good short telephoto comparison by Jim Kasson
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 09:17:09 am »

I see nothing about the Batis in the link you provided???  It's just an Otus vs Nikkor comparison, what am I missing? :)
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Re: Good short telephoto comparison by Jim Kasson
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 11:15:02 am »

Hi,

Thanks for asking :-)

It is a series of tests. The Batis is f/1.9 and the first article is about f/1.4. So you need to look for the next instalment: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13083

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I see nothing about the Batis in the link you provided???  It's just an Otus vs Nikkor comparison, what am I missing? :)
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Re: Good short telephoto comparison by Jim Kasson
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 03:32:08 pm »

I see nothing about the Batis in the link you provided???  It's just an Otus vs Nikkor comparison, what am I missing? :)

Here's a guide to what's up sp far.

f/1.4 distant landscape comparison: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13065
f/2 distant landscape comparison: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13083
f/2.8 distant landscape comparison: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13099
f/4 distant landscape comparison: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13114
Landscape summary: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13128
Color fringing near highlights: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13137
Misc difficult situations: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13145
LaCA part 1: http://blog.kasson.com/?p=13169

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Re: Good short telephoto comparison by Jim Kasson
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 03:43:52 pm »

I have yet to read a thorough test of the 85mm Batis—though I will now check out Jim's—but based on my own use of the lens I can confirm it's a fine performer indeed. Same goes for the 25mm. If Zeiss does the right thing (according to me, that is!) and makes a 45mm Batis to complete a near-perfect trio, I'll continue with the Sony A7x system. If not, dunno…

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