The 24 1.4G is just incredible...check this!

Started Jan 11, 2015 | Discussions thread
Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 32,795
Re: The 24 1.4G is just incredible...check this!

Rick_Hunter wrote:

Lance B wrote:

Rick_Hunter wrote:

Very, very good? Yes! Incredible? No, if you consider its price tag and the fact that the picture was shot at F8. For example my Zeiss 35/2 is at least as sharp by F/5.6... and it costs nearly half.

Yes, but it's 35mm and f2 not 24mm and f1.4.

Correct. What I meant is that I actually would expect such a performance from a modern 2000$ pro-grade wide angle prime stopped down to F8 at base ISO on an incredibly nice and clear summer day on a high resolution body. Conditions are all optimal so I expect great performance. And the lens delivers, indeed.

The thing is, it is much more difficult to design a 24mm f1.4 AF lens than it is to design a 35mm f2 lens that is manual focus.

The other thing to remember, the result is much better than would have been achieved with the 16-35 f4 VR and the 24-70 f2.8, so, the whole thing is justified, ie the thread, the expediture on the lens and the result.

So, I guess then, why comment in a negative fashion? I just don't think it was warranted.

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