Lack of 'character' from Sony/CZ lenses

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Lack of 'character' from Sony/CZ lenses
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Hey folks,

Looking to invest into a mirrorless system for fashion photography and some cinematography work as well. Sony A7x series seems the best suited for my needs, on paper.

However whenever I look at pictures from A7x photographers I find them unpleasing (a subjective matter for sure, but I just don't like them). Sure they're sharp across the frame but that's really not the most important thing in the world for me. And I don't care about slight vignetting as this is easily solvable in post.

But all the Sony lenses and even the Zeiss ones (Batis & co.) really seem to lack any kind of character whatsoever. No tonality, no smooth light falloff-- just a sharp, digital, raw block of an image.

This is my dilemma: Sony offers everything I want on paper in terms of specs, but I can't seem to find any photographer that creates work that appeals to me. And although I understand that this is entirely subjective and that there are more elements that go into a beautiful image (lighting, posing etc.), I'm hoping someone can point at fashion photographers creating work with the a7 series that doesn't fit the description I gave above.

Thanks, and apologies for the weird post.

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