In search of image quality

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Michel J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,009
Re: In search of image quality

nandbytes wrote:

Michel J wrote:

nandbytes wrote:

I am surprised no one suggested the CZ 16-35.

The overall IQ of the CZ seems to be lower than the 16-50mm (according to DxO), corners and edge are very soft, it's why the Sigma 18-35mm F/1,8 should be very interesting!

Sigma is crop lens. 16-35 is better than 24-70 in the 24-35 range.

That's mean only that the 24-70mm is not as good as expected ahahah... (Nordstjernen have finally little love for this lens if we talk about FF IQ, and I agree)

But yes, for which one? APS-C or FF?

For APS-C, the overall IQ of the CZ is less one stop, and only 11 p-MP, it surely lower than the Sigma 18-35mm F/1,8 (14 p-MP with Canon, moreover take a look to the Sigma shots, this lens looks sharp edge-to-edge wow! many reasons why that should be very interesting!)

Anyway, I am not really sure what you are looking for in terms of increase from the 1650!!! but primes might be what you are after.

Same things, if you searching for pure IQ edge to edge, this lens is soft in the corners/edges, period.

Tbh if you are looking for pixel peeping difference buy a bunch of CZ/G zooms and/or CZ/G primes and you'll be happy. Even happier if you put them on FF body. In the spirit of throwing money at IQ, if you want further IQ buy the new hasselblad a-mount lol, I hear its the best for IQ

Does the Hassy have better lenses which are not available for the A99? Come on!

I was a joke I wasn't seriously suggesting paying more money for a A99 re-badge.

In fact, since we know that a specific lens must be paired with a specific camera, people are disconcerted with the IQ, (what it seems to be) and some gave up the fight when they use the "pixel peeper" denomination as a qualifier, I guess...!

The good new is that I don't think we should underestimate the capacity of Hassy in matter of IQ, to delivering cameras-lenses combos with razor sharp images in a near future! That tell to me we await for the emergence of lens such as the CZ Otus for A-mount but AF version (or Sigma "A"rt lineup as well), I'm sure on that, it's on the way.

but seriously what are you trying to do! low light? sports/action? At 100 ISO on A65 with 1650, it really doesn't get much better tbh!! what is it thats making you unhappy?

Good question!

Yet it hasn't been answered! Beginning to think OP doesn't know himself!

aHa !

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