FE 24-70 f/4: Holding me back from going to A7x

Started Aug 26, 2015 | Discussions thread
AdamT
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Re: The FE24-70 is as good as ------>

I'm sure you know that without the software correction that is applied before you see the images (even in RAW with most editing programs), the Olympus 12-40 f/2.8 ED Pro was measured to have 6.3% barrel distortion at its wide end. So it isn't exactly perfect!

I have the lens and use it like that - the distortion isn`t as bad as Photozone's figure suggests - still pin sharp edge to edge at F2.8 across the whole zoom range - as I said, it`s far easier to make a decent zoom for a tiny sensor - makes me wonder why Sony can`t make a single decent 16-XX/18-XX for APS-C

I expect we will see an f/2.8 version before long but if it is as large as I expect, I will stick with the f/4 version.

Me to, even with the grip on , I don`t fancy an F2.8 beer barrel stuck on the A7, may as well lug the 1DS-III .. the only way they`ll get it smaller is to compromise, it`ll either be rubbish or have out of control whacky distortion like the SEL 18-105

As I said, my 24-70 stands up to pixel peeping at F4 at 36Mp, Sharpness isn`t an issue even at the edges - the CA and especially Bokeh are the least attractive "features" of the lens for me - by far its most outstanding is colour, it takes a very expensive L prime like the 35 F1.4L to match it

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