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Nikon and Canon lenses better than Zeiss?

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  February 23, 2011 12:15 PM

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Pixiq says that recently published tests suggest that even the cheap Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, which costs $100, can be better than a Carl Zeiss Planar T50 f/1.4 that costs $725.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Carl Zeiss Planar T 50 f/1.4

DxO, the company that tests lenses and cameras, published tests that, looking at the numbers, "places most of the Carl Zeiss line of lenses behind, sometimes far behind, its Canon and Nikon siblings," according to Pixiq.

Read the entire entry and judge for yourself.

I've always been jealous of anyone with a Zeiss lens. Anybody here own one? Do you like it?

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