Help judging performance of my FE55z, FE35f2.8z horizon/infinity

Started Jul 5, 2016 | Questions thread
JimKasson
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Re: Full sized images

Nephi wrote:

IMO, the left side softness extends further than the right though it hard to tell as foliage can look soft to begin with.

I dunno about that last. The difference between the center and all the edges and sides is pretty striking.

I'm wondering if Sony just made this lens too small. I don't believe the Sigma or Canon (or others) have a tilt. If you photography cityscapes, mountains, architecture, etc. having one side soft is a bummer. Like I said earlier stopping down helps but the softness is still noticeable.

I read the thread on FM and Fred believes there is no real good choice for 35mm FE lenses at the moment. Regarding landscapes that is...

For moderately wide landscapes, I use the Leica-R 28/2.8 (not the cult version), the Zeiss 35 ZF.2, or the new Sigma 24 in an F mount. For wider, I like the Zeiss 15 and 21 ZF.2. I also like the Loxia 21 a lot.

http://blog.kasson.com/?p=12743

http://blog.kasson.com/?p=12784

You don't need AF for landscapes, and certainly not for WA landscapes, IMHO.

Jim

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