GM 14 initial test, rear filter usage and sample images

Started 11 months ago | User reviews thread
paul cool
paul cool Veteran Member • Posts: 3,042
Re: GM 14 initial test, rear filter usage and sample images

joger wrote:

paul cool wrote:

the 14mm looks to have more contrast in your examples look at the black owl on the sign

yes - it's slightly better - not on the level of elevation in performance by a prime I had hoped for. Treatment of the files is identical - thus visible differences originate by the optical capabilities.

In case I would not own the G 12..24 the GM 14 would be a stunning performer - knowing the optical level of the G 12..24 it is surprisingly low gain in performance - too low for my taste to use it instead of the G 12..24 when traveling.

I'll only use the GM 14 in the future for astrophotography which I currently don't do - but intend to perform in the future.

Stopped down to f/7.1 the G 12..24 is a incredible performer and hard to beat by any other lens I have had access to.

well some lenses you struggling to improve upon ,and wide angles are notoriously pernickety ,so probably hard to make a 14mm gm to match the  levels of 35mm and 50mm gm which are optically easier to make with less distortion ,if the 14mm is matching the g 12 24mm and still able to shoot at wider apertures then it has some merit. You are correct though a zoom over prime every time if the performance is remotely close.

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