Sony 20mm F1.8 first experiences (compared to 16-35 GM)

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OP arneh Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: Sony 20mm F1.8 first experiences (compared to 16-35 GM)

MRK 2010 wrote:

Re the differences in contrast......did you use the lens hood on the 1635gm?

Yes, I used the lens hood on both lenses.

By the way the maximum magnification for the 20mm is 0.20x and for the 16-35mm 0.19x so it should be possible to photograph flowers at similar magnification (if with a different perspective) as the 20mm lens

As mentioned the 20mm goes closer than the specifiacation in manual focus. According to my measurements I get 0.26x magnification in manual focus. But the big difference is that I can get so much closer to objects, while with the 16-35 I've several times been annoyed that i can't get focus close enough. The 16-35 has ok magnification at 35mm, but at the wider focal lengths it's not nearly as good.

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