Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210/4-5.6 vs. Carl Zeiss C/Y 70-210/3.5

Canon 5D, ISO100, no postprocessing. Both also compared @100mm with Canon 2.8/100 Macro lens.
© Sergei Nikolaev, 2007.

Scene at 210mm Scene at 70mm  
Scene at 210mm Scene at 70mm  
Center crop, Nikon @ 5.6/210mm Center crop, CZ @ 5.6/210mm  
 
Center crop, Nikon @ 8/210mm Center crop, CZ @ 8/210mm  
 
Side crop, Nikon @ 5.6/210mm Side crop, CZ @ 5.6/210mm  
 
Side crop, Nikon @ 8/210mm Side crop, CZ @ 8/210mm  
 
Center crop, Nikon @ 5.6/135mm Center crop, CZ @ 5.6/135mm  
 
Center crop, Nikon @ 8/135mm Center crop, CZ @ 8/135mm  
 
Side crop, Nikon @ 5.6/135mm Side crop, CZ @ 5.6/135mm  
 
Side crop, Nikon @ 8/135mm Side crop, CZ @ 8/135mm  
 
Center crop, Nikon @ 5.6/100mm Center crop, CZ @ 5.6/100mm Center crop, Canon 2.8/100 Macro @ 5.6/100mm
Center crop, Nikon @ 8/100mm Center crop, CZ @ 8/100mm Center crop, Canon 2.8/100 Macro @ 8/100mm
Side crop, Nikon @ 5.6/100mm Side crop, CZ @ 5.6/100mm Slide crop, Canon 2.8/100 Macro @ 5.6/100mm
Side crop, Nikon @ 8/100mm Side crop, CZ @ 8/100mm Slide crop, Canon 2.8/100 Macro @ 8/100mm
Center crop, Nikon @ 5.6/70mm Center crop, CZ @ 5.6/70mm  
 
Center crop, Nikon @ 8/70mm Center crop, CZ @ 8/70mm  
 
Side crop, Nikon @ 5.6/70mm Side crop, CZ @ 5.6/70mm  
 
Side crop, Nikon @ 8/70mm Side crop, CZ @ 8/70mm