GM 14 initial test, rear filter usage and sample images

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randomguy Contributing Member • Posts: 530
Re: GM 14 initial test, rear filter usage and sample images
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Malling wrote:

  1. randomguy wrote:

Malling wrote:

  1. randomguy wrote:

Sure but I would at least expect a prime to be able to compete with 2.8 zooms at 2.8. My 14GM wasn't anywhere near my Sigma 14-24 at 2.8. The Sigma was just better at everything except sun stars.

you probably got a lemon. My copy where better at 2.8 from what I seen on these UW zooms.

How about at close range? My copy definitely looked something like the results here while the Sigma is as sharp at close range as it is at distance:

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1559&Camera=1538&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=1535&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

It’s not really made for close focus subject, I don’t really do that sort of things with extreme UW… So I have not tested it. Sigma and Tamron is also know to make this a selling point for their lenses.

Yep well I wanted to know if close distance performance was just an issue with my copy or the lens in general and it seems to be the lens in general. Can't think of any other Sony lens with the limitation that it performs this lousy near MFD so this is something new.

For fun I pulled out my Laowa 15mm F2 and it performs similarly optically. But the Laowa has the advantage it can use 72mm front filters and for the things the 14GM actually perform at, autofocus is of little importance so don't see much purpose of the 14GM.

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