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Thatnks again for the info. Wealth of onowledge.
I have access to the Grand Canyon this weekend - yes seriously (a friend is a resident of the national park who holds a pretty important position in education). He basically told me we will go wherever, there aren't rangers who would bother us. We can't however go down unfortunately. Bit his back door is the rim.
So I had the lens on overnight but rethought it...now I guess I'll have to buy it locally before I leave. Maybe he sameples I saw were particularly bad. I've see so me great results here. But let's be frank, photographers are here. Test samples with crooked angles and boring subjects /little post while possibly hideous probably represent a lens better. The skill here covers a lot of flaws. And this thread is monster for skill.
I am having a reALLY hard time leaving behind my 5dii for this trip. But we're walking everywhere and we've been over my back problems.
The one other problem is, I don't won't he nex 6 yet, it's borrowed. Lol.
The question for me is..,the touit 12mm is not that much more and If I hope to get the most detail possible, I wonder if that's a better buy. At 18mm af speed is not relevant to me. I'm trying to find touit images in this plethora of wonder. But having a tough time.
Of course I am open to mf legacy lenses but I haven't seen very many good examples of something that wide.
SEL1018 is a good lens. I rarely crop it. At 10mm your corners are very sensitive--but very carefull focus and stopped down I think the corners are OK. Pretty solid from 12mm up.
In fact I think DXO or somebody has is as the best of all the sony zooms--not including newest. To my mind it's a must have, unless you own a CV 12mm. The sigma 8-16 is just as good but really big and heavy.
But alas it is APS-C