Sony 24-105 f4 G vs. Sony 24-70 f2.8 GM... flickr bias

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SafariBob
SafariBob Senior Member • Posts: 2,075
Re: My ratings of six lenses' IQ after doing research...

charley5 wrote:

This research is obviously unscientific. It is meant only to help me choose a mostly landscape lens out of the following six alternatives. These ratings are for image quality only. The ratings were formulated after looking at 25-30 landscape shots on flickr for each lens, usually at 100% view. The ratings are out of 5 points, and a 2.5 would be an average rating, meaning it was just satisfactory.

Sony 24-70 2.8 GM ..... (4.5/5.0)

Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art .... (4.0/5.0)

Sony 24-105 4 G........... (3.5/5.0)

Sony 24-240 3.5/6.3 .... (3.0/5.0)

Tamron 24-70 2.8 ......... (2.5/5.0)

Tamron 28-200 2.8/5.6 ..(2.0/5.0)

If someone has compared more than one of these lenses please let me know what your findings have been relative to these ratings. I would also love to hear why you disagree with these ratings. In fact, if you want to re-order, please do (based on IQ). I might revisit my conclusions. I hope I haven't insulted anyone who owns these last couple of lenses.

-Charles

Your list does not match my experience. I would put the 24-240 at the bottom. and to me all the 2.8 lenses, and the 24-105, are not that different in iq. Both the tamrons have harsher bokeh in my mind, and the 24-240 is weak towards the long end, and does not handle shooting into the light well. The tamron 28-200 is not that far behind the 24-105, but obviously lacks stabilisation.

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