Should I get the Batis 18mm f2.8 (grey market)?

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Should I get the Batis 18mm f2.8 (grey market)?

Hey guys! Want to start by thanking any nice folks here who may share their thoughts on my question.

I came across a listing on a local online classified forum in HK where someone is selling a used Batis 18mm f2.8 without warranty (grey market import), so my question is:

1) I currently own the 1635Z. As someone who really is a pixel peeper on landscape shots, the quality of this zeiss lens is really not very good especially from the 30-35mm side even stopped down. With the increased sharpness of this Batis lens, will I miss the ability to zoom? (FYI I also own a Samyang 35mm f2.8 prime)

2) Related to the first question, am I better off getting the 16-35 G Master, factoring in also the cost and weight?

3) Has anyone encountered any quality control issues with the Batis line of grey market import?


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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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