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Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:50:44 AM »

Hi!

I am wondering whether anybody has first hand experience with the Sony 12-24mm lens? Anybody who owned Nikon 12-24mm or used Canon's 11-22mm wide angle lenses and can compare them to Sony's 12-24mm wide angle lens?

Thanks!

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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 01:42:24 AM »

Hi!

I am wondering whether anybody has first hand experience with the Sony 12-24mm lens? Anybody who owned Nikon 12-24mm or used Canon's 11-22mm wide angle lenses and can compare them to Sony's 12-24mm wide angle lens?

Thanks!

Hi,

I have no first hand experience, but at Fred Miranda you have a long threat that compares the lens to other wide angles http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1498485/0?keyword=Sony,12-24#14097777

Also, lens rentals review has nice graphs https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/06/sony-fe-12-24-f4-g-mtf-tests/



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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 09:17:01 AM »

Hi,

I remembered that Jim Kasson, that post here in this forum also did a test against the Nikon 14-24

http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/sony-12-244-on-a7rii-at-18-mm/


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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 10:47:19 AM »

I did a review on this site with iamges that can be zoomed in etc.  Terrifc lens.

https://luminous-landscape.com/sony-12-24mm-g-lens-review/
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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 11:03:15 AM »

Pretty decent comparison here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSN-pJXcYkE&t=334s

I also compared it to the 16-35GM, at overlapping focal lengths (16-24mm) the 12-24 is much softer in the corners than the 16-35GM.  Decided to keep the 16-35 and continue to use the Voigtlander 12mm if I need wider than 16mm as it is much better in the corners.  This is on an a7R Mk II.
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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 11:25:56 AM »

Hi,

I remembered that Jim Kasson, that post here in this forum also did a test against the Nikon 14-24

http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/sony-12-244-on-a7rii-at-18-mm/

The Sony 12-24 is miles ahead of the Nikon 14-24, except at f/2.8.  ;D

The 12-24 made me sell my WATE.

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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 04:06:10 PM »

I love the Voightlander 12mm III. However, it is a manual focus prime with a slow maximum f/5.6. For the type of work I do, it's a great fit. The 12-24mm by all accounts is a great lens. However, being that I already have a Batis 18mm f/2.8, I see no reason to purchase the zoom.
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Re: Sony 12-24mm lens? Any first hand experience?
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 12:24:45 PM »

I use the Canon 11-24 for interiors (with the A7R2). It is the best due to its lack of distortion. I bought the 12-24, and it was on par in terms of sharpness. However, the distortion was significant, to the extent of seriously slowing down my workflow. I returned it. It's a great lens for anything other than serious architecture.
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