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

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

arneh wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

Can you retake the backlit scenes without a filter?

I will try when conditions allow. But now it's raining, and weather doesn't look good for the next days, so can't get the same backlit setup now.
But I did a simple backlit setup indoors, and it did seem like the filter reduced contrast in that setup, so it's a suspect for at least being part of the cause of the bad performance of the GM in the first test.

I know that filters play havoc with wide-open lenses if lens flare or 'backlit' like conditions (e.g. a lamp, lantarn, etc) are present.

I stopped using filters because of this reason.

Yes, I noticed your indoor shots, and they seem to measure up much closer.

Fwiw, the sharpness between the lenses seems fairly close, so the f/1.8 is imho all about the extra speed. I am guessing that without the filter and with a tad more post-processing the results will be fairly close.

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Cheers,
Henry

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