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Sel1018 on A7

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by husahin, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. husahin

    husahin New to TalkEmount

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    Apr 2, 2014
    Anybody used sel1018 on A7? How it performs, does raw files could be corrected by ligtroom?
    Asking since i have sel1018 and planning to buy a7 but there is not a wide angle solution for it.


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  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
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    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    husahin's question about landscape photos with this combo made me realize how little love the SEL1018 has had from me lately, so I set out to rectify that this afternoon.

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    12mm

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    15mm

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    12mm
     
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  5. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    David/Anyone - I know the 16-35Z is the way to go when money is removed from the equation, but unfortunately it is part of the equation. I need a UWA for my A7. I have EF 17-40L with an AF adapter. I actually didn't have a problem with it IQ wise. The combination is just too big IMO. I also tried FD primes, but I honestly hate switching and the lack of exif.

    I was thinking of selling the 17-40 and pick up a used SEL1018 since it seems to work from 13-17 on A7. This will be close to an even trade. I will also be able to use the SEL1018 on my a6000 when I want to go light. The questions:

    Does it make sense to pick up a 1018 under these circumstances?
    The SEL1018 is optimized for APS-C. Does this adversely affect IQ (sharpness, distortion) on FF or is it just an image circle thing?
    Anyone use the A7/A7II in crop mode with APS-C lenses for landscape? Do you notice without pixel peeping? (I never tried)

    If anyone is using the 1018 on an A7 please post samples and your thoughts.

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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    My decision to drop the A7/10-18 (or more accurately A7/13-16) option came down to this: Although the size of the combo was attractive, I found ~13mm – ~16mm just too limiting. While I still owned the 24-70, the gap between 16mm and 24mm was too large for me. And even in the "acceptable" range of the 10-18, on a full frame sensor the edges of the frame just got a little too smeary even for me. The 16-35 performs brilliantly out to the corners, even wide open, and being able to range from 16mm to 35mm made the 24-70 expendable. So if I were facing your choice, I'd stick with the 17-40 until you can shell out for the 16-35. Free advice, and worth every penny. :D
     
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  7. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks David. I honestly don't mind the 13-16 restriction. I used to carry the Rokinon 12 and the 18-105 as my walkaround APS-C kit. That's like a 9mm FF gap and I was fine. The thing with the 17-40 is that it takes up my whole carry bag. I don't bring it anywhere because of its size, so what good is it in the house.

    Forgetting about the 1635 option and the range coverage, were you displeased with the 1018 performance on the A7? You mentioned smearing. That could be a deal breaker if it's bad.
    Also what about crop mode, 15-24 @ 10mpx. You tried that?

    Sorry for the comeback questions, but I really hate the idea of living with the 17-40mm for the foreseeable future, so I want to be sure I understand you.
     
  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    This isn't a very good image, but it may give you some idea of what I meant, Gary. It was shot at 12mm and f/8. Check out the upper left corner especially.

    Ashland Creek.

    Nope. I never did. But I suspect that it would look just like the lens performs on an APS-C sensor.
     
  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks. I did some Flickr searches after you mentioned the corner smearing and just about every picture shot with this combo exhibits it. Particularly when there are tight foreground elements. That would bother me.

    Thanks David. I guess it's back to the drawing board.
     
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