Re: [OM] OT: New Sonie lens 20/1.8

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: New Sonie lens 20/1.8
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:49:58 +0000
That looks like a rewarding lens to use, Wayne.  I like your results.

I have a Laowa 9mm lens for my Fujis (APS-C, not full frame) and I find it fun, 
but I have to be careful to keep the camera level.


> On 23 Mar 2020, at 16:05, Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sony recently released a new 20mm/F1.8 lens. I'm very happy with this lens 
> and it seems to do really well on a A7Riv camera. It really fills a gap that 
> feels just right. I'm not so happy using the 16-35/4 zoom compared to this 
> lens. It does suffer some lens flare when shooting in the direction of the 
> sun, but otherwise everything is sharp.
> As mentioned in previous post on Social Distancing (SD) I was out on the 
> trails this weekend. Yes there were people in groups but generally there was 
> plenty of openness.
> I managed to get up an unmarked trail on Granite Mountain used by rock 
> climbers, which you can see in one photo. Normally people don't go up that 
> way.
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/d87JhM1fBMVM6jvG7 
> <https://photos.app.goo.gl/d87JhM1fBMVM6jvG7>
> I was expecting more wide angle distortion, but not so much. It also does 
> some pretty cool close-up shots. The cactus root was taken a few inches away.
> There was quite a bit of discussion on Fred Miranda site on this lens. The 
> full resolution versions (not posted) are really incredible. I did use 
> Sharpen AI, but if I used the default sharpen (not Focus or Stablize) there 
> was very little improvement. Here I used Focus which did add some crispness. 
> It is sharper than the 24-105/4 on the A7Riii.
> An unsharpened full res image:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/eof8urfo3wrfq8l/7R400771.jpg?dl=0 
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/eof8urfo3wrfq8l/7R400771.jpg?dl=0>
> Open Air WayneS

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