The GX1 / G15 question ?

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dimitri Khoz Contributing Member • Posts: 943
Re: The GX1 / G15 question ?

riveredger wrote:

Hoboken Michelle wrote:

Small DSLR will not be as portable as G1X,

and if we talk about under $1000 price range for body + kit,

zoom range or IQ will be inferior to G1X as well.

Plus if we talk about macro, small DSLR will require more expensive macro lens to match or exceed G1X + 250D results.

For the record, I absolutely agree and wish to vocally second Dimitri's point in previous post.

You agree . . . but is his statement accurate? Partially. The DSLR will certainly not be as small, but one can get the same range (actually slightly more), IQ (actually significantly better) and macro ability. And one also gains (much) better AF abilities.

A37 with 18-135 $600


Sigma 50 2.8 Macro $369

But you do sacrifice size . . . no question.

Sony A37 IQ with your lens will be significantly worse.

Lets start with the optical quality of Sony DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM lens you suggested.

The barrel distortion produced by this lens at the wide end is strong, and is impossible to fix with common image editing software programs.

Also, it is very very mushy in the corners throughout the whole zome range except 50mm.

Ghosting is bad with green/orange colored blobs in daylight shots with bright sunlight or light sources.

There is also a light vingetting at wide open 18mm (28mm eff.)

This Sony lens alone weights almost as much as G15,

it is darker all through 28-50mm zoom range according to the f-values

+ do not forget that it is also darker by default because of the mirror => higher ISO numbers will be needed.

What about IS for this lens? Is it as good as Canon's?


riveredger, with all due respect, but A37 equipped with 18-135 lens will lose in IQ to G1X.

G1X will stay unmatched in IQ area.

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