Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 vs Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS

Started Nov 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
PWPhotography Senior Member • Posts: 6,205
Re: Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 vs Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS

samtheman2014 wrote:

PWPhotography wrote:

samtheman2014 wrote:

This test by the Northrup's seems to support what most here are saying

This lens is also known has QC issue. There are copy variances. Maybe he got a bad copy?

Looks like quite a few folk got a "bad copy" and most seem to have the same issues soft edges at the wide end and softer in general at the long end. Lensrentals who test multiple lenses suggest that

""Overall, both from an MTF and a copy-to-copy variation standpoint, the Sony FE lens is as good as, and sometimes better than, the Canon and Nikon offerings.""

Anyone did a comparison between EF 16-35L/4.0 IS and FE 16-35/2.8 GM side by side? The weight is similar (615g vs 680g) or actually GM is lighter as you need add the adapter together with Canon lens. I have seen IR samples and very impressed, and much needed f2.8 in low light.   Therefore I plan to move by sometime next year.

I found adapted lenses AF good under not bad ambient light but not in low light, I mean real dim light. When I tested in stop-down AF with aperture at F22 to target a doll football player in a dark corner inside the bookshelf, A7r II had no problem to lock focus with FE 70-200G/4.0 OSS at F22 (with exposure max at 30") but even A9 with adapted EF 24-70L/2.8 II basically unable to lock on at F22.  Plus in case you want to shoot fast action in AF-C tracking, adapted lens is not good.

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