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Thread: 85mm f1.4 Nikkor or Zeiss?

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    Default Re: 85mm f1.4 Nikkor or Zeiss?

    AFAIK, there are 6 variants of CZ 1.4/85 T* - AEG, AEJ, MMG, MMJ, Contax N and the present Zeiss ZF, ZF2, ZM, ZK, ZE. All have different characteristics. The MMG and Contax N are quite hard to come by. Only the MMJ, Contax N and Zeiss can still be serviced by Kyocera. The Nikkor AI-S 85mm have CRC so has the closest MFD.

    As what others mentioned, there is also the Samyang 85/1.4 To make it more fun, there is also the Pentax 85/1.4, Leica Summilux 80/1.4. Have fun deciding which you want.

    Solely on the Nikkor vs CZ, I do not have the former but I read that it is soft at f1.4 and f2. The CZ is sharp from f2 onwards.

    P/s: remember to add in mount conversion cost into your consideration such as the ones from Leitax.
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    Default Re: 85mm f1.4 Nikkor or Zeiss?

    TS should not overlook the 2 Nikkor 105s, 105mmf1.8 AiS and 105mmf2.5 AiS. They are much cheaper but still wonderful lenses, extremely good for portraits wide open.
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    This review compares the CZ with the Canon 85/1.2. The beginning of the article mentions a future article comparing the Nikkor, but I don't think it was done since I can't find it.
    http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/zeiss_85mm/index.html

    Here are the reviews from Photozone
    Zeiss
    http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikko...w--test-report

    Nikkor
    http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikko...w--test-report

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    Default Re: 85mm f1.4 Nikkor or Zeiss?

    Anyone knows which local shop has started selling CZ lens with the latest ZF2 mount?

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    Default Re: 85mm f1.4 Nikkor or Zeiss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Obey83 View Post
    Anyone knows which local shop has started selling CZ lens with the latest ZF2 mount?
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