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#1 Klaus

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:56 AM

Big lens ... but it doesn't extend.


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#2 josa

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 07:19 AM

Is it Sony?



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

Is it Sony?

 

Is there another one in Sony mount ? :-) So, yes, it is the Sony 18-105mm f/4 G.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:18 AM

Is there another one period?

 

I wonder if they kept the distortion on the wide end reasonable, or rely on "software will fix it"? It is a "G" lens after all.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:45 AM

Considering the fact that it doesn't extend I'm positively surprised. Regarding the f/4 at 105mm it isn't terribly big I'd say.

Reminds me a bit of the ancient Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5 (in scope).


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:21 PM

Rumored to be the king of pincushion distortion at the long end.

 

I'd be happy to see this review... heck, and just about any review at this point, after probably the longest drought in the history of PZ.  :huh:


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:29 PM

Rumored to be the king of pincushion distortion at the long end.

 

I'd be happy to see this review... heck, and just about any review at this point, after probably the longest drought in the history of PZ.  :huh:

 

Honestly, I am quite worn out at the moment (for various reasons).

Markus promised to publish the Tamron 15-30mm soon.

Will take the Sony lens on a one week vacation. 


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:08 PM

I guess the score will less than three star.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:14 PM

Several month ago you said to test FE 28-135  F4......

and......

It was shrank? 



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:22 PM

I asked whether there was any interest. It is an expensive lens to rent so I didn't put a high priority on it. Eventually I will test it.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:31 PM

I also remember a sample gallery for the Sony FE 70-300mm. 



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:00 AM

There was also a sample gallery of the Fuji 18-135mm. Must have been more than half a year ago ...


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#13 josa

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:09 AM

Is there another one in Sony mount ? :-) So, yes, it is the Sony 18-105mm f/4 G.

How could I know It's Sony mount? Sorry I asked. I thought we'll be guessing...



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:32 AM

How could I know It's Sony mount? Sorry I asked. I thought we'll be guessing...

 

Well, I posted this in the Sony forum? :-)


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:13 PM

Well, I posted this in the Sony forum? :-)

would be interesting to compare this to the Sony Zeiss 16-70 f4 in their overlapping ranges.



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 12:21 PM

Especially since the two have arrived more or less at the same time and share a great deal of stats, though targeting very different audiences....



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:49 PM

Great to hear Klaus! Enjoy the much needed vacation!

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:05 PM

Actually this lens would be a great one to also demonstrate quantifiably the corner resolution degradation caused by correction of its significant pincushion distortion. (Most users will depend on that correction in photo and video.)

I'm also curious how it compares overall to the respectable Canon EF-S 18-135 USM/STM.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 06:01 PM

would be interesting to compare this to the Sony Zeiss 16-70 f4 in their overlapping ranges.

 

Me too. Also because I spent some time guessing whether to buy... In the end, no doubts about the fact I like the form factor of the 16-70 more. But just curious of the IQ thing.


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#20 Klaus

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 11:37 PM

The review should be up on Wednesday.


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