Wester Ross One sharp lens
- This lens is really sharp from edge to edge at all focal lengths. Beats the FE 70-200mm F4 G lens and the Canon 24-105mm using the Sigma MC-11 adaptor for corner sharpness. Really fast at focusing and the OSS is really quiet, especially compared to the Canon. Like the focus hold button and AF/M and OSS/ on/off switches on the lens, really handy. Nice size too and not too heavy, great travel lens. Love the focal length more than a 24-70mm and I've not read great reviews on the Sony f4 version. Really recommend this lens, has a few issues but can be fixed post-processing.
- Vignetting at 24mm is horrible, even stopped down you'll get dark extreme corners. They do disappear if you click the lens profile n Lightroom and Camera Raw though. Plus the distortion is pretty bad but again the profile fixes it pretty well. Unable to use a UV/Skylight filter due to making the vignetting worse, although the Lee Wide filter holder doesn't seem to make matters worse. Just wish Sony would put a distance scale on the new lenses, especially when you're doing night shooting, although I'd doubt I'd use this lens for night shooting been F4. I can live with the above because this lens is just so sharp across the field and most of the issues can be fixed post-processing.
Published on: 29 October 2018