You mention Aix-en-Provence, you mentally see this.
So, this is one of those posts where I serve you the leftovers from an OTUS 28 review session (just like my recent walk in the vines), leftovers that often taste far better than the frames I came for and which test for distortion, chroma and other aberrations to which this lens is almost ridiculously immune.
Maybe it’s because the formal review promises to be a little bland that I feel obliged to post this. Maybe it’s just so much more fun, I can’t get myself to do the job properly 😀 😀 😀
At any rate, the lens is with me for another 10 days, so the review isn’t far away and I’ll try to fit in as many of these side-dish posts as possible 😉
And, even though my photography could hardly qualify as architectural (do I hear sloppy in the back row ?), here’s a brief presentation of what architects could expect with that lens. Follow the guide 🙂
Interestingly, the lack of aberrations might just be a turn-off for me. With a lens such as the C-Sonnar, the idiosyncrasies create a special look (which you love or not) at wide apertures which are not apparent in this OTUS. And, used at f/11, many lenses will perform perfectly well (if not with the exact same look), making the extra weight and cost of the OTUS a little bit moot for all but the most demanding users.
But it’s hard to question the fact that the OTUS delivers superb architectural imagery with a blend of lovely colours, great transparency, great 3D and a distinct feeling of everything falling into place very naturally and elegantly. A lovely, lovely performer. So, what do you think? Should every architect have one in the bag ?
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