Sony A7R iii and Loxia 35mm F2 quality ?

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Magnar W
Magnar W Veteran Member • Posts: 5,462
Re: Sony A7R iii and Loxia 35mm F2 quality ?

stevie wonder wrote:

Make sure you get a good one. This lens has got a lot of bad press. I for one vote a Lemmon.

The bad press in hardly about sample variation, but what I name "temperament" of the lens:

  • Lots of astigmatism at bright apertures - not suited for astrophotography
  • Some halos at f:2, need some more sharpening than stopped down to f:2.8 and smaller.

For landscapes and nightscapes, this lens shines at about f:5.6 or smaller apertures. For portraits and other kind of less fine detail oriented work, the lens does fine wide open, though, since contrast and color is great also at f:2.

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