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How's my FE 35mm f2.8? Bad copy?

Started Apr 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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The Lotus Eater
The Lotus Eater Regular Member • Posts: 348
How's my FE 35mm f2.8? Bad copy?


I got this lens a couple of weeks ago, but I'm thinking it isn't a very good copy and has some decentering issues.

Here are some standard brick wall shots. Notice the right-hand side is quite soft at f2.8, then compare to the bottom-left corner, which seems quite decent

You'll notice the f/5.6 shot sharpens up very nicely, including borders and corners, but it is still slightly softer on the right-hand side.

Now, I've had way worse lenses than this one when it comes to decentering, but do you think I should worry about this one?  If you own one, how does it compare to yours?

A7 / FE 35mm @ f/2.8

A7 / FE 35mm @ f/5.6

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