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

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Re: Does anyone have super-soft extreme corners on their 16-35GM?
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I am quite happy in my copy. It's sharp cross entire FL range.

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For me these factors are deceive,

1) Much ideal and useful FL range that it's the default lens on my camera 1, A7r IV and don't need swap lens very often. Tamron FE 28-75 default on camera 2, A7r III. Then I have a few prime lenses - CV 12, CV 21, 40 Nokton, Loxia 85 can kick in. Also I carry 100-400 GM now even in landscape type trips.

2) Don't like super UWA with unproportional forefront and severe distortion. 16mm usually is wide enough without much distortion.

3) Very important factor that I can use regular filters and 100x100 filter hold system. I have two Breakthrough 82mm x4 ND filters (6-stop and 3-stop that can stack together), and Kase K8 thin 100mm holder system that also can use together with BT ND filters, and can be used on all other lenses via step-down adapters. 12-24 G or Sigma 14-24 needs a special 150mm holder system that is very bulky and very expensive with all filters, and still the holder is proprietary only to this lens.

4) For occasional 12mm UWA, I use Voigtlander FE 12/5.6 that has much more pleasing 10-point sunstar and better micro-contrast to my eyes. I don't need any FL between 12 and 16mm.

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