|Carousel Horse, Coney Island|
Not being a tech type I have to say how pleasantly surprised I was at how sharp the lens was at the larger f-stops. Aside from the sharpness it was quite revealing to see how this lens handled sharpness and tonality in the out of focus areas - add that to the handling of the color in these areas and it is a new ballgame. Not really understanding the technical part of why this happens I go by the results, which in this case are hard to ignore.
Today's image was captured with the Zeiss F2 105MM macro lens on a Canon 5DMKII. What you lose with this lens is the ability to auto-focus - if you happen to be a Canon shooter there is the 135MM which will auto-focus as well as several other choices in prime lenses made by Canon.