This is Part 2 of an f/8 battle between the Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar at 15mm and Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar at 16mm. In Part 1 of this shootout, I focused on a relatively far target, thus causing the foreground corners to be less than sharp. Today I set out to repeat the test with a nearer target. Test scene, resized, Voigtlander: _DSC3201 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr Test scene, resized, Sony Zeiss: _DSC3203 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr In all of the crops below, the Voigtlander is on the left, the Sony Zeiss on the right. Here is the point of focus: Additional crops: Raw files for download: 15-16-2.zip With a nearer target, both lenses show similarly sharp foreground corners, whereas the Voigtlander shows greater sharpness in the distance, particularly at the edges/corners. Keeping in mind that these are 100% crops from a 42MP sensor and that both files could use additional sharpening, I'd say the Sony has put in a solid performance here, but the Voigtlander prime is a notch above at least when it comes to sharpness.