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

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Re: Sony 20mm F1.8 first experiences (compared to 16-35 GM)
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Maybe 20/1.8 G is sharper than 16-35 GM but only slightly. Once stop down a bit, 16-35 GM is basically as sharp as. That is what I found out from my two mostly used zoom lenses, 16-35 GM and Tamron 28-75, such as between Tamron and 55/1.8 ZA side by side . They are almost as sharp as most prime lenses in shared FL. I bought Loxia and Voigtlander prime lenses to complement the zoom lenses are not very good at - sunstar, micro-contrast and color rendering. In my case I bought CV 21/1.4 Nokton that is f1.4 wide open and should be slightly sharper than 20/1.8 G.

A few sample from 16-35 GM at 3 major FL stops full size @f2.8 wide open.

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full size real-world photo from 16-35 GM @24mm in the Torres del Paine NP

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