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Pierre P

Sony FE 16 35 : Decentered or too picky

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Hi,

I have recently bought a FE 16-35f4. I've been testing it a bit, and it seems to me the left border is weaker than the right border at 16mm, and I'd say until 24mm at least, at all apertures.

Am I being too picky, or would you also suspect some decentering here, and return the lens for a new one ?

This shot was shot at infinity, f5.6, ISO 100.

I already have a B25f2, so the main point of this lens is to shoot between 16mm and 24mm. At 24mm, on a 24MP body, it's super close to the Batis if focused properly (it seems to have more field curvature than the Batis), save in the extreme corners. But at 16mm, I really notice there's something off in the left border.


Thanks in advance for your replies !

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I mainly use my local Jessops , for my cameras lenses etc, and if anything doesn`t seem right, I go in and ask.

Presumably any reputable dealer, would be able to look at your originals, and tell you , if the lens is defective, in any way.

Perhaps  google  independent reviews of that lens, to see what others have experienced ?

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/sony-fe-16-35mm-f4-za-t-review/

https://www.kenrockwell.com/sony/zeiss/16-35mm.htm

Good Luck

Edited by Wally The Confused

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