Sony 16-35 f2.8 is disappointing. Here is a comparison to 24-105

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Michael W00d Senior Member • Posts: 1,068
Re: Sony 16-35 f2.8 is disappointing. Here is a comparison to 24-105
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For what it’s worth I conducted a similar comparison a while ago between the Sony 24-105 and the Sony 16-35/f4. This was to check claims that the latter is soft at the corners at around 30mm.

The result was that slight corner softness of the 16-35 was seen at f/4 but had gone by f/8. Nevertheless the softness, while visible at 100%, was unnoticeable at normal print sizes. Otherwise both lenses had a similar degree of very good sharpness throughout the frames.

So, as far as your tests are concerned, I think the relative degree of softness displayed in the 16-35/f2.8 lens’ images may indicate a potential lens defect.

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Sony RX100 III Sony a7R III Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Sony FE 24-105mm F4
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