24mm / f8 Performance (including Canon 24 L)

Performance at 24mm: f8 (Centre Frame)

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Contax N 17-35mm at 24mm/f8 Nikon 17-35mm AFS at 24mm/f8 Canon 24mm f1.4 L / f8
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By f8, the Zeiss Contax has improved significantly centre frame, but the Canon L has moved to the next level, just edging out the Nikon zoom.

Performance at 24mm: f8 (10mm off-centre, right side)

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Contax N 17-35mm at 24mm/f8 Nikon 17-35mm AFS at 24mm/f8 Canon 24mm f1.4 L / f8
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Performance at 24mm: f8 (Upper right corner)

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Contax N 17-35mm at 24mm/f8 Nikon 17-35mm AFS at 24mm/f8 Canon 24mm f1.4 L / f8
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The really good news is that by 24mm / f8, the Contax lens has finally lost its annulus horribilis: the torus of reduced resolution that made comparison with the Nikon 17-35mm so difficult at shorter focal lengths. Until the Zeiss ZF 25mm arrives, it’s tough to see how there is much margin for improvement, resolution-wise, in the Canon 24L at f8. The Nikon is very close behind.