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

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OP Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 7,164
Re: 16/2.8 and 16/1.4 - Comparison image pair - Thoughts?

Hi Richard,

I rarely use the f1.4 setting on my 16/1.4, which makes it a bit redundant for me. The IQ of the f1.4 lens looks better stopped down a bit anyway, at least to my eyes.  And I'm not into the whole 'WA close-up with massive areas of blur' thing, so I don't feel that I'm missing opportunities when carrying the smaller lens.

Although I've shouldered the weight of an f1.4 kit for a few years in my hiking, I'm now 64 and am aiming to lighten the load.  After a few experiments with the 16/2.8 I feel reasonably comfortable about  taking it on multi-night hikes and that the IQ at middle apertures is up to some nice landscapes.  I'll keep both for the time being and probably take few more side-by-sides like these - always interesting.

Cheers, Rod

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