Review of short tele lenses
Test Scenario 7: Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF vs. Canon EF85mm f/1.2L USM Mark II - Close-up bokeh
This is not exactly any scientific comparison but I happened to take these photos. I hope I
would have taken these as a test images so I would have comparable images etc. but these were
part of normal shooting and I realized I could use them in this review as well.
From photos can be seen some of the LoCA behaviour of these lenses. Photos are taken with
Canon EOS 1D Mark III (1.3x crop) using Live
view for focusing. Photos were shoot using hotlights; 40w bulb in softbox t top right,
white reflector at right.
Picture 1: Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF @ f/2
Picture 2: Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF @ f/5.6
Picture 3: Canon EF85mm f/1.2L USM Mark II @ f/1.2 (with extension tube)
Picture 4: Canon EF85mm f/1.2L USM Mark II @ f/2.2 (with extension tube)
I don't have any APO lenses to show how bokeh without LoCA looks like. Closest to APO performance
of my lens gets the Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS
USM and therefore it was used as reference. Due to low magnification 300L is show in two
configurations: with all Kenko extension
tubes (68mm total) and using Canon
EF 2.0x II extender to use 600mm focal length with same minimum focusing distance.
Picture 5: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM @ f/2.8 (with extension tubes)
Picture 6: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM @ f/9 (with extension tubes)
Picture 7: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM & EF 2.0x II @ f/5.6