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

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

Malling wrote:

Why we should be looking at the overall IQ and not just sharpness, as it’s relatively easy with modern lens manufacturering techniques and materials to make sharp lenses. There is a reason behind Samyang and Tamron closing the gap on the OM in regards to sharpness.
I mostly buy lenses I know will work also in 5 or 10 years, I don’t care much about sharpness as most lenses above a certain price is plenty sharp.

There are allot of landscape photographers that has shifted to lighter gear of that reason alone.

If you’re a wedding photographer however it still make sense go buy those massive expensive native lenses as the overall rendering is often noticeable better, but Hiking with those lenses why would you do that, when you can get the job done with lighter gear.

one of the better examples is the Sony 1.8/85 it’s sharp little light lens, in regards to shapness there is very little difference between it and the GM, but the overall rendering is not nearly as nice as the GM and even the Sigmas. But it’s perfect if you’re going to travel with it, I would not want to travel with any GM portrait lens or Sigma for that matter.

For me, character is just as important as sharpness. I have found that portraits done with cine lenses are charming looking, have beautiful bokeh and great sharpness, and so I use them exclusively for people portraits. I wanted the look of something different and after experimenting I found my match. For macros, I use old projection lenses that give a special dreamy look. However, I have not yet found my special lens for landscapes. I have a Voightlander 40mm, but although it is sharp, it looks very clinical to my eye. That is why I am still looking for that special landscape lens

-Charles

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