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Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)

  
 
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p.27 #1 · p.27 #1 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


Thank you Tim for taking time for reviewing the photos.
After speaking with more owners it's a consensus that the focus point is as you say "between center and corner", and must be really fine tuned for best results.
I've sent back the lens today, hopefully the next one is better!



Aug 09, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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p.27 #2 · p.27 #2 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


Totally amazing lens! Shot this with it few nights ago.




  ILCE-1    FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens    14mm    f/1.8    13s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  




Aug 11, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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p.27 #3 · p.27 #3 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


Maximilian wrote:
Yes, of course.
Still, the question remains about how frequent the variation is, how many copies am I likely to test before getting a good one. Nobody can tell of course, but I'm trying to understand if my chances of getting a good copy are better with the GM 12-24, the Sigma DN 14-24 or the GM 14mm.
I thought the 14mm might be a less complex lens compared to both zooms, so less variation, aber this doesn't seem to be the case if I look at the hugely different opinions and test results in the net and in the press, which
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I need to revise the previous description of FC.

Today, I take back my first A7Riv I used before and tested 14/1.8 GM again, my second A7Riv is a bad copy, on the first A7Riv, 14/1.8 GM is a very good center, and the FC is a gentle forward curved,just like Sigma 14-24 and GM 12-24.

FC compare:






Oct 24, 2021 at 09:04 AM
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p.27 #4 · p.27 #4 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


Picked up my 14mm GM last week. Here are some shots from my first walkabout with it:
/1.8 14.0 mm 1/250s ISO 100:

/8.0 14.0 mm 1/30s ISO 200:

/5.6 14.0 mm 1/30s ISO 125:



Nov 25, 2021 at 08:42 PM
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p.27 #5 · p.27 #5 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


Thank you very much everyone sharing their experiences with this lens here.
After carefully read this whole thread, I've got completely confused:
I own a 16-35GM, but willing to have an even wider and faster lens for, among others, shooting at the northern lights and milky way.
Finally I hit the button and the lens is on its way and expecting to be in my hands right later today. I am allowed to return it.
The question could be:
1. To send it back without opening the box, cause you think that the overall quality of the lens is not worth it.
2. To open and try it, running the FC test and decentering test. (please I'd appreciate if anyone can reply this with the link to those tests.
3. To keep it without hassles at all cause it's a clear winner, no questions.

Thank you very much in advance to everybody reading this.
Regards from Tenerife, Spain.
Luis

PD.: if your advise is to keep it, maybe I'll also go for the Nisi filter holder.



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p.27 #6 · p.27 #6 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


I love my 14mm. Obviously check for quality and return if defective but don't write it off without opening the box. It has become one of my favorites. From what I have found front filters are the only way to go. I've tried both over the sensor and rear clip in on it and both distort badly at wide apertures. I ended up 3d printing a mounting ring for my breakthrough square filter holder.

luismanibarro wrote:
Thank you very much everyone sharing their experiences with this lens here.
After carefully read this whole thread, I've got completely confused:
I own a 16-35GM, but willing to have an even wider and faster lens for, among others, shooting at the northern lights and milky way.
Finally I hit the button and the lens is on its way and expecting to be in my hands right later today. I am allowed to return it.
The question could be:
1. To send it back without opening the box, cause you think that the overall quality of the lens is not worth it.
2. To open and
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Nov 26, 2021 at 09:40 AM
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p.27 #7 · p.27 #7 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


finally arrived, did the decentering test and it seems to perform perfect
thanks



Nov 26, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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luismanibarro wrote:
Thank you very much everyone sharing their experiences with this lens here.
After carefully read this whole thread, I've got completely confused:
I own a 16-35GM, but willing to have an even wider and faster lens for, among others, shooting at the northern lights and milky way.
Finally I hit the button and the lens is on its way and expecting to be in my hands right later today. I am allowed to return it.
The question could be:
1. To send it back without opening the box, cause you think that the overall quality of the lens is not worth it.
2. To open and
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I don't have the same return option where I bought it, although I can exchange it, but that's a PITA with my local camera shop. That being said, based on early testing of real work subjects (see images a few posts above), it looks pretty impressive from corner to corner. I'll take it for another shoot this weekend, and confirm that it's a keeper based on real world images.

To Luis, you should open it and try it. But make sure to get out and use it in real situations, before deciding anything.



Nov 26, 2021 at 04:40 PM
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p.27 #9 · p.27 #9 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


I am about to buy the Sony 14mm 1.8 and I read briefly through this thread and the variation of quality of the copies worries me. Sometimes it is referred to "Fred"s test, sometimes to the one from Philipp Reeve - can someone point me to which test shall be used to ensure that I get a good copy?

thanks!



Jul 27, 2022 at 05:22 AM
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p.27 #10 · p.27 #10 · Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)


chrisd999 wrote:

Picked up my 14mm GM last week. Here are some shots from my first walkabout with it:
/1.8 14.0 mm 1/250s ISO 100:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51695885753_bfb23a982a_3k.jpg

/8.0 14.0 mm 1/30s ISO 200:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51693851466_94f183e2d3_3k.jpg

/5.6 14.0 mm 1/30s ISO 125:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51694622135_331274e578_3k.jpg


Excellent shots!



Jul 27, 2022 at 08:05 AM
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