35mm / f4 Performance

Performance at 35mm: f4 (Centre Frame)

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Contax N 17-35mm at 35mm/f4 Nikon 17-35mm AFS at 35mm/f4
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Performance at 35mm: f4 (frame edge)

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Contax N 17-35mm at 35mm/f4 Nikon 17-35mm AFS at 35mm/f4
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It’s well known that the Nikon 17-35mm, and the majority of zoom lenses in general, are least comfortable at the long end of their range. Notable exceptions to this rule, not a million miles from this pair, are the Leica 21-35mm and Canon 16-35mm: both of which improve at longer focal lengths. So it’s no surprise to see less than inspiring performance from our current candidates. It’s the Contax, though, that reverses its losses at 24mm with a marginally more attractive looking shot overall.