LX7 awful edge resolution due to distortion correction

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cyril Catt
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Re: LX7 awful edge resolution due to distortion correction
In reply to technic, May 2, 2013

technic wrote:

Cyril Catt wrote:

Less than a decade ago it was rare to find a p&s or bridge camera with a 24mm wide lens. Now there are many. But even now you cannot find a DSLR with an 18mm wide, F1.4 fast lens - certainly not at the same price.

True if you only look at nominal aperture, but if you look at equivalent aperture the situation is very different.

Samyang has a relatively good and cheap 2.8/14mm nominal for FF and an announced 2.8/10mm (15-16mm effective) for APS-C. Many of the APS-C SWA zooms like Tokina 2.8/11-16 or Canon 3.5/10-22 have a better equivalent aperture than the LX series (equivalent aperture for LX7 is about f/7 at the wide end), and they go as wide as the LX7 including the converter ...

You are right, technic. I would not expect the LX7 to outclass what could be achieved with a good DSLR. But Amazon currently has the 14mm Samyang at $379, the Tokina at $569, and the Canon at $646 to $949. So irrespective of what you mount them on, the combination will be bigger, heavier and more costly than the LX7 and converter. For those reasons, the LX7 no doubt attracts a different group of buyers, with different needs.

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