Sony FE 12-24mm compared to Canon 11-24 and Tamron 15-30

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by shaolin95, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. GabrielPhoto

    GabrielPhoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Hello guys!
    Finally finished my video so here I am sharing it with you:

    All download files are on the description including a few extras and RAW files so you can analyze all you want.

    For me...I am very interested in the 12-24mm now as long as I can find a good copy. :)
     
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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
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    Ad Dieleman
    Very informative, thanks for the effort and also for providing full-res files!
     
  3. GabrielPhoto

    GabrielPhoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    You are very welcome!
     
  4. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Mus
    Thank you for sharing :2thumbs:
     
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  5. starmite

    starmite TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    photozone.de just reviewed the 12-24G and gave it some major love.
     
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  6. GabrielPhoto

    GabrielPhoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Well deserved. In fact I was expecting at least a 4 for optical performance. It is the ONLY F4 zoom I own..so for me to go with an F4 zoom, it tells you how much I like it :D
     
  7. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    It's good to see another good lens to consider.

    However...
    The strangest thing about the findings in this review is that the lens is consistently sharper wide open than stooped down to F8. Only the extreme edges benefit slightly from stopping down. In any case the lens is sharp at all meaningful apertures, but I'm not sure this is a good thing for an F4 UWA to be sharper wide open than stopped down. Who buys a 12-24 F4 to use it wide open? :hmmm: Could the tests be flawed or is this normal behavior for this type of lens?
     
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  8. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Regular

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    Rae Leggett
    Thanks for the video!
     
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Dave
    Great info
     
  10. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Paul
    It's certainly a great lens with an excellent focal range for ultra wide angle to wide angle use and certainly a lens I has seriously considered getting.
    But when I thought about it more I decided the 16-35 F4 lens I have is an excellent lens anyway and allows me to use my existing screw on polarizer and ND filters. The 12-24 doesn't natively support filters (although folk have spoken of using 100mm square filter with an adapter but that isn't something I'd want to do). I have the CV10 lens which can be post cropped to about 15mm to cover the 10-15 mm range gap. The CV12mm would be an alternate option requiring less of a crop to reach 15mm.