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Phillip Reeve wrote:
Well Bastian published his shorter review of the FLE 1.4/35 on the a7rii a few days ago and both the CV35 and ZM35 outperform it any any category but size and handling: Weak flare resistance, a bit harsher bokeh with some onion, lower sharpness, a bit stronger vignetting, more CA, less defined sunstars, more distortion and focus shift. The sharpness part has certainly to do with the filter stack but also on the UT mod the ZM and VC are much stronger performers at wider apertures as Derek has demonstrated.
Neither lens was available when the A7 first appeared, which is when I was really looking closely, and why I used the past tense and "memory serves", but I should have been more clear. I have no doubt both the CV 35/1.7 and ZM 35/1.4 are better than FLE with stock cameras. I admire the testing you have been doing on your site
In the fall of 2013 the FLE was still worth a small fortune, but there were some very nice samples made with it and posted on flickr which showed nice edges and even sharpness, but they must have been stopped down, or with subjects which matched the FC.
This could be me, in my quest for proper M performance on Sony :
DSC01196 by unoh7, A7.UT M-Rokkor 40/2
Another shoot with v2, UT and M9 all in use. The UT WB alternated from superior to "out there" What I am beginning to love about it is how it seems to render skin, apart from color. I never saw the Rokkor or TE 90 thin look quite like this
DSC01385 by unoh7, on Flickr
DSC01358 by unoh7, on Flickr
DSC01176 by unoh7, on Flickr
DSC01380 by unoh7, on Flickr
The UT A7 raws behave very differently in LR for me. Very high sensitivity to some sliders, and sometimes the .5 jumps seem huge. I must type in the increments at times. Then I will find myself pulling down the saturation or luminance of various colors way down after my edits for brightness and shadows. What is increasingly apparent is the files are responsive and come up with all sorts of looks I never saw before . BW is very good.
But in this shoot again, I would see AWB suddenly go very hot when shot in a particular direction. Reflection? I don't know but, variability is greater than stock or V2, with the test UT I have.