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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


Thank you.

I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it rather quicker than later with possibly little PP.Sigma colour rendition was cooler and"shallower".And I prefer warmer and deeper,i.e. more Zeiss or Leica like rendition of 24-70/2.8 GM.This lens was not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24 and 70mm in my case ,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,with no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame plus being marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discernible differences in real life.Sigma's color rendition was again cooler than sony and my preference goes to warm.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.

BTW:I have all GM primes save 100/2.8 STF to compare colour rendition



May 19, 2022 at 08:49 AM
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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it rather quicker than later with possibly little PP.Sigma colour rendition was cooler and"shallower".And I prefer warmer and deeper,i.e. more Zeiss or Leica like rendition of 24-70/2.8 GM.This lens was not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24 and 70mm in my case ,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,with no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame plus being marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discernible differences in real life.Sigma's color rendition was again cooler than sony and my preference goes to warm.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.

BTW:I have all GM primes save 100/2.8 STF to compare colour rendition



May 19, 2022 at 08:48 AM
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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it rather quicker than later with possible little PP.Sigma colour rendition was cooler and"shallower".And I prefer warmer and deeper,i.e. more Zeiss or Leica like rendition of 24-70/2.8 GM.This lens was not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24 and 70mm in my case ,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,with no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame plus being marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discernible differences in real life.Sigma's color rendition was again cooler than sony and my preference goes to warm.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.

BTW:I have all GM primes save 100/2.8 STF to compare colour rendition



May 19, 2022 at 08:47 AM
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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it rather quicker than later with possible little PP.Sigma colour rendition was cooler and"shallower".And I prefer warmer and deeper,i.e. more Zeiss or Leica like rendition of 24-70/2.8 GM.This lens was not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24 and 70mm in my case ,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,with no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame plus being marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discernible differences in real life.Sigma's color rendition was again cooler than sony and my preference goes to warm.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.

BTW:I have all GM primes save 100/2.8 STF



May 19, 2022 at 08:46 AM
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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it rather quicker than later with possible little PP.Sigma colour rendition was cooler and"shallower".And I prefer warmer and deeper,i.e. more Zeiss or Leica like rendition of 24-70/2.8 GM.This lens was not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24 and 70mm in my case ,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,with no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame plus marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discernible differences in real life.Sigma's color rendition was again cooler than sony and my preference goes to warm.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.

BTW:I have all GM primes save 100/2.8 STF



May 19, 2022 at 08:43 AM
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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it rather quicker than later with possible little PP.Sigma colour rendition was cooler and"shallower".And I prefer warmer and deeper,i.e. more Zeiss like rendition of 24-70/2.8 GM.This lens was not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24 and 70mm in my case ,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,with no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame plus marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discernible differences in real life.Sigma's color rendition was again cooler than sony and my preference goes to warm.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.

BTW:I have all GM primes save 100/2.8 STF



May 19, 2022 at 08:42 AM
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Re: Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Matti6950 wrote:
Peire wrote:
Maximilian wrote:
Peire wrote:
Basing on my very positive experience with GM 70-200/2.8MK2 vs MK1,having looked at the reviews of 24-70/2.8 MK 2 and being an extensive user fo the GM 24-70/2.8 PLUS Sigma ART DG DN 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 28-75/2.8 FE I will get the GM 24-70/2.8 MK2 AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE.I know the price already,but it is worth it.


I'd like to know what drove you to keep in parallel use the GM 1 and the Sigma DG DN 24-70mm.
In case of the Tamron I reckon it's because of its smaller bulk an lighter weight.


I started with Tamrons,getting f2,8 trio at first (17-28/2.8,28-75/2.8,70-180/2.8).I was not lucky,as three subsequent copies of 70-180/2.8 that I used to have were badly decentered.I did not like also the overall plastic feeling of the trio,but first of all didn't like their colour rendition.All that made me shift to Sigma (14-24/2.8 Art,24-70/2.8 Art,Contemporary 100-400/4.5-6.3).This was better combo overall,yet after sometime 24-70/2.8 developed rattling inside,which i could not accept and 100-400/4.5-6.3 had poor image stabilization and contrast at 300-400mm.All of the above Sigmas fared better than Tamrons for me,yet despite all their merits I was not satisfied with their colour rendition still.Finally I decided to change them for Sony GMs 12-24/2.8+24-70/2.8+70-200/2.8 Mk1 and this was a good move.I like Sony GMs most.Upgrading from GM 70-200/2.8 MK1 to MK2 increased my satisfaction even more (better overall IQ+lower weight).



I'm surprised you say colour was a reason to change to GM's. First of all you have very good postprocessing (i would love to know the basic of it, i have a different style, but i wanna have as much power over colours in postprocessing as you have). As a result both your Sigma and GM results are beautiful.

Secondly, the 24-70mm GM is my biggest dissapointment lens. It aint sharp except at 35-46mm (my copy), the colours are boring, it was a complete first production copy though (like 1 year after release), i bought it used way below new price. But it didnt fall or have decentering. The colours were meh. 24mm GM has waaay better colours, 100-400mm gm as well, and as such even the Sigma 24-70mm dg dn has better colours.

But yes i agree the GM II are amazing zoom (well 24-70mm GM II we must see yet but i'm hopefull it will).

Is your 12-24mm GM sharper then Sigma 14-24mm dg dn? At 24mm the sigma is incredible sharp (same as GM 24mm) but at 14mm i'm having mixed results, sometimes asigmatism or something else. In theory 12-24mm gm is prime sharp at 18mm and little softer at both ends but this could be different in practise. One review has incredible sharpness at 12mm F4, so i'm curious.


I am very sensitive to colour and although I can achieve proper colour redition in PP,I prefer to have it quicker with very little PP.24-70/2.8 GM is not as sharp and contrasty as Sigma 24-70/2.8 ART,especially at 24mm,but it does not matter in real life photography.Beside colours,Sony is also more solid,whit no rattling after some use,not prone to catch dust and fully compatible with all Sony bodies.

As for Sigma 14-24/2.8 versus Sony GM 12-24/2.8 - Sony is very sharp throughout the range and across the frame and marginally sharper here and there than Sigma, again with no discetrnible differences in real life.I chose Sony for colours and 12mm.



May 19, 2022 at 05:37 AM





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