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#1 Klaus

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

Expected more ...

http://www.opticalli...ny70300f4556oss


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#2 Brightcolours

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:57 AM

"16 elements in 13 groups inc. 3x aspherical, 2xED, 4x aspherical elements"

??

 

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At least, according to the specs, the lens has less negative focus breathing than the Canon L.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

There's always something ;-)


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:01 AM

   One of the many criticisms amongst the anti Sony movement (and it's super strong at the moment) is it's lens situation, they have added some very good glass, one wonders why "when" Sony is so well placed in technology, that it couldn't have found a better solution to a lens of this standard type.

  

 

  Expensively mediocre........I wouldn't change to Sony in order to buy this lens!!  :unsure:



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:36 AM

You have analysis twice (click able links); very minor. Seems like when it comes to lenses sony continues to under-perform and over price compare to the competition - esp disheartening when you compare to sigma recent offerings.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:45 AM

Oh, yes, thx, folks :-)


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

Thanks for the review. Please move on to review the better lenses in the FE range such as Sony 85/1.8 and Loxia 21

 

"Sony just released the FE 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS (to the right below, yet to be tested). It's a GM lens so we can probably expect higher image standards here ... in conjunction with a double price tag."

Actually, the upcoming lens is a 100-400, not 70-400

https://www.dpreview...5-6-gm-oss-lens



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:36 PM

 

  Expensively mediocre........I wouldn't change to Sony in order to buy this lens!!  :unsure:

 

 

I think what they have in mind is that you don't change for this lens, you change for other reasons and you're stuck with buying such a mediocre lens at such an high price.

 

And after sometime, it becomes OK for you. Look at me now, I'm looking at the numbers and graphs and I'm thinking to myself... the lens ain't bad at all. Especially in the center. Maybe I should buy this...



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:47 PM

From a real world perspective the lens is good, yes. We have to remember that we are talking about 42mp here. 


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

I think what they have in mind is that you don't change for this lens, you change for other reasons and you're stuck with buying such a mediocre lens at such an high price.

And after sometime, it becomes OK for you. Look at me now, I'm looking at the numbers and graphs and I'm thinking to myself... the lens ain't bad at all. Especially in the center. Maybe I should buy this...

Why stuck? I thought with Sony you can use any lens while retaining stabilization and autofocus?
OTOH yes, Sony system is immature it still needs time, it took EOS system more than 30 years to get here

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:21 PM

From a real world perspective the lens is good, yes. We have to remember that we are talking about 42mp here. 

 

Would love to how it translates to a 24MP sensor. Center resolution will be off the limit, probably. Corners on the narrow end? Probably still OK. Worth the difference going for Sony and this instead of a Fuji and their 55-200? Probably not.

 

Why stuck? I thought with Sony you can use any lens while retaining stabilization and autofocus?

 

Only if you buy their latest body for 3200$ or so. No love for early adopters.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:55 AM

  It is somewhat strange that this first "go to" focal length zoom length is the one that has rarely achieved sharp results at the long end, center results however are very decent. 

  The Canon L series probably does the best, I have the Nikon offering, it's worse than the Sony. 

 

  Where Sony suffers from third party offerings is with the short registration distance, preventing a simple E mount conversion without an adapter.

  With Sony in the ascent, it can't be long before Tamron and Sigma start producing E mount glass, which would be a game changer for Sony's lens picture!



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:50 PM

Thanks for the review. When the 70-300 came out I had already bought the 70-200 ƒ/4, and I was wondering about the comparison. Glad I have the 70-200 ƒ/4.


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