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next OL lens test report: Sony FE 28mm f/2
#1
Not overly impressive ...

https://www.opticallimits.com/sonyalphaff/1083-sony28f2

(sample images will follow later)
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#2
Thanks for the review.

I bought this lens a few months ago for a good price (310 euros) but ended up returning it. Having the 24-70 f2.8 GM, I felt it was not offering enough over the zoom to justify keeping it. Recently I was having second thoughts, mainly because is obviously much smaller and lighter than the zoom, so much more portable, but reading this review i think I made the right choice.

Anyway, any thoughts about that?
#3
Referred to as a "2.8" lens on the main page...
#4
"It's a rather simple being but the build quality is very good."

I don't think a lens is a "being", but rather a "thing"?

Looking at the "cats eye" test I noticed that the corner spots look distinctly smeared, and that made me wonder if that is connected to the dismal corner performance of the lens in the MTF test. Looking at lenstip results, astigmatism is not that bad, but coma is rather very strong. I do not understand what coma does very well, can it partly explain the bad border performance, also in combination with the quite high CA?
#5
The photodiodes are protruding quite a bit in the "disc" chart and with wide-angle lenses, you have those weird double halos.

As for the "being" - I was aware of this and it was intended as such. :-)
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#6
(02-10-2020, 12:13 PM)Josep Wrote: Thanks for the review.

I bought this lens a few months ago for a good price (310 euros) but ended up returning it. Having the 24-70 f2.8 GM, I felt it was not offering enough over the zoom to justify keeping it. Recently I was having second thoughts, mainly because is obviously much smaller and lighter than the zoom, so much more portable, but reading this review i think I made the right choice.

Anyway, any thoughts about that?

Well, as you noticed I wasn't overly fond of this Sony lens so yes, I think you made a sensible decision there.

Of course, there's the question of what to go for instead. The Batis 25 or the new Tamron 24 are surely much better but they have their own issues (price or speed).

Phillip Reeves has a couple of thoughts about these:
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-tam...i-osd-m12/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-zei...t-25mm-f2/


Samyang has strong sample variations so their 24mm may be a hit or miss.
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#7
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"It's a rather simple being but the build quality is very good."

I don't think a lens is a "being", but rather a "thing"?



    A being is fine even for a lens ...... it exists physically and is actual .... therefore "it is" ..... conjugation of the verb "to be"

Being is the "present participle" of the verb!

The verb "to be" can also be considered to mean ......... an acknowledgement of physical existence ..... (as opposed to conceptual)

This quote from an old Pentax 50-200mm PZ review:

"Normally you would expect a tele lens to be fairly big and massive but the Pentax lens is a tiny being and not much bigger than the standard kit zoom."

Nice English ...... having owned the lens, many years later I still remember it .......
Dave's clichés
#8
(02-10-2020, 10:48 PM)Klaus Wrote:
(02-10-2020, 12:13 PM)Josep Wrote: Thanks for the review.

I bought this lens a few months ago for a good price (310 euros) but ended up returning it. Having the 24-70 f2.8 GM, I felt it was not offering enough over the zoom to justify keeping it. Recently I was having second thoughts, mainly because is obviously much smaller and lighter than the zoom, so much more portable, but reading this review i think I made the right choice.

Anyway, any thoughts about that?

Well, as you noticed I wasn't overly fond of this Sony lens so yes, I think you made a sensible decision there.

Of course, there's the question of what to go for instead. The Batis 25 or the new Tamron 24 are surely much better but they have their own issues (price or speed).

Phillip Reeves has a couple of thoughts about these:
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-tam...i-osd-m12/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-zei...t-25mm-f2/


Samyang has strong sample variations so their 24mm may be a hit or miss.

As you already mentioned, for what I'm looking, the Batis is too expensive, and the Tamron too slow. 

And I actually like the 28mm focal length, I think is perfect for interior family shots. For me an hypothetical 28mm f1.8, with good performance and reasonable price, would be ideal. But i guess that just don't exist.
#9
(02-13-2020, 02:52 PM)Josep Wrote:
(02-10-2020, 10:48 PM)Klaus Wrote:
(02-10-2020, 12:13 PM)Josep Wrote: Thanks for the review.

I bought this lens a few months ago for a good price (310 euros) but ended up returning it. Having the 24-70 f2.8 GM, I felt it was not offering enough over the zoom to justify keeping it. Recently I was having second thoughts, mainly because is obviously much smaller and lighter than the zoom, so much more portable, but reading this review i think I made the right choice.

Anyway, any thoughts about that?

Well, as you noticed I wasn't overly fond of this Sony lens so yes, I think you made a sensible decision there.

Of course, there's the question of what to go for instead. The Batis 25 or the new Tamron 24 are surely much better but they have their own issues (price or speed).

Phillip Reeves has a couple of thoughts about these:
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-tam...i-osd-m12/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-zei...t-25mm-f2/


Samyang has strong sample variations so their 24mm may be a hit or miss.

As you already mentioned, for what I'm looking, the Batis is too expensive, and the Tamron too slow. 

And I actually like the 28mm focal length, I think is perfect for interior family shots. For me an hypothetical 28mm f1.8, with good performance and reasonable price, would be ideal. But i guess that just don't exist.

Sure it does... The Nikkor AF-S 28mm f1.8 G is a pretty good lens and with a reasonable price.
https://neilvn.com/tangents/review-nikon...1-8g-lens/
So you either need a Nikon F-mount adapter, or get a FF Nikon DSLR to complete your setup. But getting a (2nd hand) extra camera of course diminishes the reasonable price a little ;-)
#10
Added sample gallery

https://www.opticallimits.com/sonyalphaf...f2?start=2
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