Re: [OM] The current Zone-10 Living History Farm

Subject: Re: [OM] The current Zone-10 Living History Farm
From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 22:17:05 -0900
> The farm is lovely and the produce produced by it excellent.

Thank you.

> I always have wished for a Z. 100/2.
> Big Foot is 125/2.5 but optimized for macro.

The 100/2 is a wonderful beast. The images it is able to produce is
nothing short of incredible. But it is still a beast. It's a solid
hunk of metal and glass. Very heavy. I've done quite a bit of
comparison testing between it and my weird 100/2.8. I've always
claimed that my 100/2.8 was a special lens and in actual practice,
it's a very close match to the 100/2. The main advantage of the 100/2
over my 100/2.8 is the mid-distance bokeh, fringing, and improved
coatings. Oh, and the additional stop wide-open. But in practice, the
100/2.8 holds up very well and is far superior in handling. I'd
recommend a late-series 100/2.8 with all the best coatings.

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