Sony 20mm F1.8 first experiences (compared to 16-35 GM)

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OP arneh Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: Sony 20mm F1.8 first experiences (compared to 16-35 GM)

mick232 wrote:

arneh wrote:

Plenty of sharpness for both lenses wide open in the center. But contrast and colors are clearly superior on the 20mm

The difference (low contrast) is so striking that I find it hard to believe. I would not expect (and have never seen) such a bad performance even from a low-end lens, let alone the 16-35 GM.

I once owned a defective Sigma 70-210/2.8 which had some oily residue on an internal element, and the results were similar. Very low contrast in certain lighting conditions, normal contrast in others.

Are you sure your copy is ok? Lens hood attached?

Read my later posts in the thread.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63963685

TLDR; No way near as big difference in other tests. First test was very unfortunate. A clear filter I used on the 16-35 may have played a part.

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Sony RX100 IV Sony a7R III Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art +5 more
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