16/2.8 and 16/1.4 - Comparison image pair - Thoughts?

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OP Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 7,156
Re: 16/2.8 and 16/1.4 - Comparison image pair - Thoughts?

Hi Morris,

Agreed - the contrast certainly appears a little stronger.  Those shadows from the 2.8 are deeper..... As you say, something  for PP perhaps.

I'm less sure about the sharpness - I think they're pretty close here.  In some images I'll give an incremental edge to the 1.4 and others the 2.8.....

Pixel peeping at 100% on my laptop is equivalent to printing at about 600x900mm (2'x3').  Viewed at lower magnifications, I really don't perceive much difference  - the lenses are more alike than different at middle apertures.  I don't print many and these days rarely  print large - usually to no more than say 300x450 (12"x18").  I'd be happy to use the image from either lens for a print that size - I doubt anyone could tell which it came from.

Cheers, Rod

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