Does anyone have super-soft extreme corners on their 16-35GM?

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lattesweden Veteran Member • Posts: 3,427
Re: Does anyone have super-soft extreme corners on their 16-35GM?

onfocus wrote:

Having tested about 7 copies from various production batches up to date, I can say with confidence that the 16-35 GM does not deserve the G Master title in terms of edge sharpness. Depending on the copy tested edge sharpness will be good (but not stellar) at one focal length only, which might be at 16mm, 24mm, or 35mm. 35mm will most always have tilt defect (left or right side defocused), though. Sony lens production quality.

I really tried hard to replace my Sigma ART DG DN 14-24/2.8 with a 16-35/2.8 GM due to the more useful focal range and filter friendliness, but failed and gave up. The Sigma smokes the GM even at F2.8 in the corners and is much more consistent to highest sharpness levels across its focal range, and across the frame from center, midfield to the edges.

The Sigma ART DG DN 14-24/2.8 is currently the best WW zoom money can buy and beats or levels also top WW primes.

Interesting, the Sigma does look nice in some images I have seen. How is it with flaring when shot into the sun?

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