Originally Posted by xayraa33
I still find it odd because I still associate third tier lens makers with still making third tier lenses and not out doing the big boys.
It is ingrained perception formed many decades ago when it was truer then it is now.
Ok I get that. In my camera bag here at work I have a D750 with a 50 1.8G, and the Cosina Zeiss 35 f2 lens. The Nikon 50 1.8G feels like a featherweight disposable piece of plastic in comparison to the Cosina lens.
Optically they are both excellent, with the Cosina Zeiss being a knock out lens.
Times have changed.