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Latest Lens Comments

Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Photography Lenses, including the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Review.

I sold my Pentax full-frame because of the weight, and went Fuji XT3. Absolutely no regrets, except that there is no superwide lens for it., and after using the 11mm Irix (wonderful lens) on the Pentax I really miss it. I have the Fuji 10-24, also excellent, but for that little bit extra I got this. Really happy with it. Punchy, sharp images and no distortion. it is not as stunning as the Irix, but few lenses are!

Note that there is a fisheye for the Fuji, but I don't like fisheyes, and when distortion is corrected in Lightroom the edges are blurred. I admit I would like the 8-16mm, but that is beyond my budget and in any case is heavy, which is why I got rid of the Pentax.

Made by agp1337 on 24 Apr 2019 7:53AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Stellar optic. The FD L version is very good too as its the same optical formula, which I use. The negligible amount of chromatic aberrations and the sharpness of this vintage lens is great. A tripod mount foot would of been nice with these lenses.

Made by Jean_91 on 14 Apr 2019 1:12AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Message to John Riley,

I always enjoy your lens reviews, and really appreciate the level of detail you provide, with useful charts and example photos. For Canon users the potential of a very low cost 32 year-old lens on a modern 50mpixel body is surely fascinating.

However, I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering when there might be some reviews from ePhotozine of Nikon Z-mount lenses on a Nikon Z 7 body.

I appreciate that is not so easy, as you would need to have access to a Nikon Z 7 body as well as the lenses. But the bodies and some of the lenses have been out for quite some time: launched August 23rd 2018 - more than seven months ago. And there are more lenses arriving all the time; 24-70 f/2.8S in the shops now.

So it must be high time for ePhotozine to get a shiny new Z 7 and start doing some tests, get the GAS responses going for your readers!

Many thanks in advance.

Regards, DaveR43

Made by Daver43 on 13 Apr 2019 1:39PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I have this lens. Bought it when they first came out and love it still. I have used this around the world and have gotten stunning image quality with it on my A7RIII, A7III and A9. It is the best selling Sony lens in the world, and for good reason. It is so versatile and easy to use. A great all-around lens to keep on your camera. BTW I am a pro of over 40 years in the business, and heartily recommend this lens f you are a Sony shooter. Cheers

Made by gwilliams6 on 10 Apr 2019 3:41PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I own this lens and would not hesitate to recommend it. I have only noticed flare appearing when shooting into sunsets with no lens hood attached - just slide in filters - and even then you can use it creatively. A great and versatile lens.

Made by rhody on 9 Apr 2019 8:38PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Your specs are incorrect the 56mm weighs 280g, the 30mm 265g, and the 16mm 405g.

I recently purchased the 56mm and 30mm, @ 309.00 and 219.00 respectfully, "used" in as new condition, these lenses are a great buy, with nice build quality and balanced ergonomics on my G9.

I was tempted by the 16mm @ 329.00, but felt the PL 15mm F1.7 the better overall option, unless you really value the extra 1.4 aperture and large manual focus ring, however, the Panasonic lens has the advantage of being smaller, much lighter @ 115g, and has a manual aperture ring, all @ similar (used) price to the Sigma.The 16mm for micro 4/3 gives a slightly non-coventional (35mm equiv.) of 32mm, beacause these lenses are based on the design for APSC format (ie. 35mm equiv. = 24mm) which also explains the size/weight.

Made by DABarwick on 7 Apr 2019 11:46AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Wow, impressive results with the A7RIII! Thanks for adding them. That lens is so tempting! I'd love to see a bokeh comparison with the 85mm GM.

Made by JonathanFV on 6 Apr 2019 4:27AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Thank you, I like to call my A7 vintage 😂😂

Made by thefoolintherain on 3 Apr 2019 5:50PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


Quote:I have an original A7 would the lens AF work well with this old camera?

Tested OK on two antiques - NEX-3 and A7.

Made by e23423 on 3 Apr 2019 4:52PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


Quote:It's a matter of availablility rather than choice, but the good news is that an A7R III suddenly became available, a bit late in the day but I've just completed another set of Imatest results and hopefully Josh can add those results in the near future.

Thank you for adding the Alpha 7R III MTF and CA charts.

Made by Mistral75 on 3 Apr 2019 11:13AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply