17mm / f8 Resolution

Performance at 17mm: f8 (Centre Frame)

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Performance at 17mm: f8 (10mm off-centre, right side)

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Performance at 17mm: f8 (lower right corner)

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More of the same, I’m afraid: fabulous corners from the Zeiss; still with the resolution trough. By f8, the Nikon has sorted out its focal plane ripples and is as good centre frame as you could wish, though it must be stopped down further yet to render a sharp corner.