24mm showdown: 24mm, 12-24mm, 24-70mm, prelim results

Started Aug 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Paul Liukas
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Re: 24mm showdown: 24mm, 12-24mm, 24-70mm, prelim results
In reply to bosoxfanx, Aug 6, 2012


Thanks for sharing, always information is useful.

Is it really 24-70 (planning to get it) as sharp as one of sharpest primes 24 1.4?


bosoxfanx wrote:

Just picked up a 12-24, obviously will be my main landscape lens, which replaces my 24mm 1.4's landscape duty.

Just tested 24mm, 12-24mm, 24-70mm, all at 24mm mounted on a D700 on a tripod, all shot at 2.8. I will post pictures later, but so far here are my findings:

Distortion: 24-70mm has the worst, 12-24mm surprisingly did better than the 24 prime.

Center: all equally sharp at 2.8

Corner: 24mm 1.4 is sharpest at f2.8, 24-70 and 14-24 both come second

Vignetting: 12-24 has the worst...

Coma: bad in 24-70 even at 2.8, none in other lenses at 2.8

I know my findings are probably old news, but I just thought I would make my contribution

p.s. the object is 2 meters away (so barrel distortion is exaggerated)

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