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Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Finally got out to Big Bronco to run this test and this will take some time to complete so for now a Teaser shot but from what I can see so far I number One have a great copy. Yahoo
Number two its really damn good too. For a F4 lens even wide open the corners look really good and if you can get by through life with a F4 zoom than clear out the Credit Card and warm yourself up to get one. Big Bronco test is on Tripod with mechanical shutter with a 5 second delay to settle camera down before exposure . Need to make that 2 seconds but hey

I ran F4, F4.5, 5.6, 6.3 and F8 and stopped there I may not show every shot but more important I want to see where the glory is in the corners. We will figure that out. Than my special guest the Sony 20mm1.8 and at first blush the PZ distorts less and is a simple barrel distortion. Makes it very easy to correct. That just got me excited . I hate distortion and frankly not sure my Sony 20mm will stay in the bag. Its a complex distortion I was and am not very fond of. I will show that in the comparison.

Handling is wonderful on my A1 but was more destined for my A7c and they might have to fight that out. Love the toggle for the PZ but the zoom ring is quite nice too. Manual focusing was a breeze and has nice feel to it. The whole test is done MF with focus peaking on ALL Big Bronco relate images. I did go AF and no tripod later in the morning. Its freaking hot even at 7 am. I have a bunch of stuff as I leave for NY next week so I will get going on this later today . But a few quickies and watch the Exif. Its not for sale and its not going back that I can tell you now

My desclaimer . NO ONE I mean NO ONE pays me for these test. I bought them on my dime. If you don't like my tests I don't care . This is totally on me and im honest Abe. I hate it you will certainly know for sure as I hold nothing back. Im testing for ME but always like to include the members here as im the good guy here and like to help others.




  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    16mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    24mm    f/4.0    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  



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One quick note the very very corners im getting a hard vignette from my step rings and extra ring. Just ignore that I will fix that later

Also I do very little to these images posted and DO NOT add the creative touch . Im a expert Raw processor in C1 a I taught it for years. But on tests its hands off . I will fix vignetting and maybe some crooked images but only for you folks to see better



Jun 23, 2022 at 11:54 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


And for those that hate it , I have a very special place for you.

Handheld with AF




  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    16mm    f/5.6    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 23, 2022 at 12:05 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


I like what I'm seeing so far. Thanks for posting and I'm looking forward to seeing more from the new lens.


Jun 23, 2022 at 12:18 PM
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Back in the saddle lets get this going.


Jun 23, 2022 at 02:01 PM
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So here is the lens at 16mm wide open. First image is pretty much straight out of camera

Second image in C1 I have no profile but the distortion is pretty good out of gate but I simply fixed it with slider to about 118 and as you can see its a little less distortion, !6mm as a focal length does force perspective but this is very good there is a slight vignette at F4 but its not bad. Talk about that later




  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    16mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    16mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 23, 2022 at 02:12 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Im looking for CA that usually shows up in the lights on upper left side and also in the aluminum straps on the cross beam. At first blush im not seeing any but lets watch that


Jun 23, 2022 at 02:14 PM
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So F4 at 16mm crops. Will be Upper left , upper right and center

















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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Again ignore the very far corners that's me not the lens with hood. Lets try 5.6


Jun 23, 2022 at 02:20 PM
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So at 5.6 now im seeing a slight increase in sharpness and even 4.5 there is a touch better . Lets just see 5.6 . Im thinking this is the glory spot

















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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Moving on too F8

















Jun 23, 2022 at 02:28 PM
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Interesting at F8 it looks to have started to diffract. Its very slight but I think F6.3 is the hotspot . Now that's a very critical comment as 5.6 looks awesome and 1 stop down from wide open is outstanding as we all know even a 1.4 lens pick your poison looks better at F2 . So this would be normal

Here is F6.3







Jun 23, 2022 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Thoughts ? Lets skip 20mm for now and come back. I have a special here with the Sony 20mm compare

Lets jump to 24mm






  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    24mm    f/4.0    1/2500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 23, 2022 at 02:37 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Looking ahead the 16mm might be the weak focal length and that can happen. 24 looks better

















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Yea 24mm @ F4 does look a touch crisper than 16mm. My opinion its a slight bump with focal length but I always have said almost every zoom I have touched there is a weak focal length and it maybe 16mm on this lens. Lets looks at 5.6 in 24mm

And I can stop here F5.6 at 24mm is killer nice

















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Lets go to 35mm than go back to 20 afterward

24mm and 35mm im seeing no distortion and very clean images from them

Here is FF of 35mm




  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    35mm    f/4.0    1/2500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 23, 2022 at 02:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


Okay at 35mm @F4

















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Lets go to 5.6 on the 35mm focal

















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Just for kicks here is 35mm at F8







Jun 23, 2022 at 03:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sony PZ 16-35 F4 Big Bronco Test with special guest Sony 20mm 1.8


So I have left out the PZ 16-35mm at 20mm for a reason so it is out of order but I put it against the Sony 20mm 1.8 and wanted to show that side by side

Two things of note the Sony 20mm is a touch wider and the PZ 16-35 I had set at 19.5mm. Not a big deal but this is where Guy gets very upset and I now may just sell it and the 20mm 1.8 has distortion that I am NOT fond of. Some folks ignore this but I can't

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Sony 20mm on top




  ILCE-1    Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G (SEL20F18G) lens    20mm    f/8.0    1/640s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens    20mm    f/4.0    1/2500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 23, 2022 at 03:27 PM
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