Sony 14mm F1.8 GM Review - Astrophotography and more!

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The Sony 14mm F1.8 GM is impressively small and sharp. We used it for astrophotography and tested it side-by-side with astrophotographer Vladimir Kabanov's Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art. But don't worry, we shot the new Sony around the streets of Calgary to test sunstars, bokeh, and more.
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  • Space Facts Wax
    Space Facts Wax2 dni temu

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  • Thierry Legault
    Thierry Legault11 dni temu

    Interesting...Lenstip seems to have a very different opinion about coma/astigmatism, how can we explain that? www.lenstip.com/606.7-Lens_review-Sony_FE_14_mm_f_1.8_GM_Coma__astigmatism_and_bokeh.html PS: it's strange to see a Sony product promoted for astrophotography while Sony never had one word for all the astrophotographers who complained about the "star eater" internal processing in their mirroless range...

  • VidThreeNorth
    VidThreeNorth11 dni temu

    Thinking about Astro, with IBIS and digital image stabilizing and high pixel counts (A7Riv), if you add an external thingy with GPS through the smart hot shoe mount and some specialized programming it should be possible to take very long exposures, fully compensated for earth rotation. I guess that comes next year? ;-)

  • prince jaiswal
    prince jaiswal11 dni temu

    I wish companies come with 14 mm f1.2. OIS LENS

  • A A
    A A11 dni temu

    Should've went deeper in comparing the in-focus out-focus blur/bokeh as well as the vignetting differences for the same objects on the tripod as this could be where the Sigma 14mm has the advantage. The other areas, the Sigma loses but then again who really does object photography with 14mm?

  • Olcayto
    Olcayto12 dni temu

    Slowly lenses are becoming irrelevant as mirrorless is moving toward in-camera corrections. Instead of correcting the flaws in optical path, it is being handled in the camera.

  • alfred tolentino
    alfred tolentino12 dni temu

    Thinking of selling my 16-35GM for the more portable Sony 14mm f1.8 GM. Wonder which would be sharper corner to corner with minimal distortion at 16 vs 14mm...

  • Nicolás Demoulin
    Nicolás Demoulin12 dni temu

    Those stars don't look very round

  • Umer Khayyam Khan
    Umer Khayyam Khan12 dni temu

    Wow

  • TONG PO PYRO
    TONG PO PYRO12 dni temu

    Wonder if sigma is gonna come out with a 14mm DN version

  • Akkarpark Iamopas
    Akkarpark Iamopas12 dni temu

    your lens review is another honest though I could find on youtube. Thanks

  • Dimanatti
    Dimanatti13 dni temu

    The G master only wins in the compact design department. The Sigma beats G master on everything else. the side by side image the stars appear to be further on the sony, while in the sigma the stars appear to be closer. But anyways I don't own either but based on what i seen i don't like the SUN STAR effect on everything supper annoying, to me SIGMA won this Challenge.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    12 dni temu

    @Dimanatti totally agree with you! And thanks so much for the support, truly appreciate it!

  • Dimanatti

    Dimanatti

    13 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Yes both are great, but if you was to ask me what would i pick for my personal use, it would be the Sony G master, Compact size, aperture ring, different shooting experience and different image rendering. But again they just tools a the end of the day. I always tell people to try before you buy since everyone is different. And btw love your work, Keep it up Vlad.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    13 dni temu

    That's a really fair observation Dimanatti. I think this effect may be due to the way either lens handles distortion. Sony seems technically better, but it comes down to personal preference for such a wide field of view. After shooting both lenses, I still like my Sigma, you are right - the size of the Sony is the most compelling facto here for sure. The bottom line, both lenses produce great results :)

  • KevinPuumala
    KevinPuumala13 dni temu

    Wow! What a difference. The FX3 looks absolutely terrible in compared to the S1H. So lifeless in comparison. Kasey is completely right, it's just not lively. AF and then oversharpened, rough video. The reptilians are in full effect :P

  • V PR
    V PR13 dni temu

    I wish the 20G to be 18GM. This is tooo wide for my daily photography. Great review of this 14 .18 guys.

  • Doghouse Riley
    Doghouse Riley13 dni temu

    The ideal lens for 0.00000002% of the population, who happen to have deep pockets. The nichest of products and hardly worth a video

  • Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley

    11 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Ah, you are him, congrats. but the only one......

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    13 dni temu

    The ideal comment for 0.00000002% of the population, who happen to have too much time. The nichest of opinions and hardly worth a comment :)

  • Никита Виноградов
    Никита Виноградов13 dni temu

    Vladimir and Vlad are different names! :D but I guess for foreign ears it is unusual to say Vova or Volodya (short for Vladimir)

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    13 dni temu

    @Никита Виноградов Thank you so much man! Really appreciate the kind words and support. Cheers!

  • Никита Виноградов

    Никита Виноградов

    13 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov great astrophotography, man! Hope you are doing well and keep shooting these beautiful shots!

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    13 dni temu

    You have just described the struggle of my teenage life ahaha

  • Oscar C
    Oscar C14 dni temu

    Awesome video! Subscribing because you're shooting in Calgary! Awesome!

  • Jörg Niggli
    Jörg Niggli14 dni temu

    Very nice review. My favourite 14mm for Astro is the Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4 (EF with FE-Adapter). Also a bit on the heavy side, but optically better than the Sigma. Not often sold, so I think it will take some time before we see a comparison with the Sony here on YT.

  • Dustinrhoades
    Dustinrhoades14 dni temu

    Thanks guys!

  • Jeric Tamayo
    Jeric Tamayo14 dni temu

    I give that lens 5 out of 5 sunstars!

  • Edward Gray
    Edward Gray14 dni temu

    The audio you are getting with the FX3 is amazing

  • zagorcuk1966
    zagorcuk196614 dni temu

    Which lens (or lenses) are you using with the FX3?

  • John Brighenti
    John Brighenti14 dni temu

    I said something similar in the comments to the Undone one's video, but a year ago I would've been all over this lens, after shooting with the sigma 14-24 f/2.8 and Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar (those sunstars are to die for...) I have really come to the conclusion that 14 is, by and large, just too wide for every day use for me. I generally find myself using the 24-70 /f2.8 Art or 24 GM a lot more often, so I don't think I'll be picking this lens up, as impressive as it looks. Mad props to people that shoot ultra-wide, there's definitely an art all its own to it.

  • ChekChow Tan
    ChekChow Tan14 dni temu

    Hopefully you don't get sunstar when you take real stars at night

  • Padre Jokes
    Padre Jokes14 dni temu

    Sunstars are subjective and this lens obviously has prominent ones but they are pretty ugly to me. Far too many points and they are not well defined. Nobody does sunstars like Voigtlander.

  • morii_98
    morii_9814 dni temu

    do you guys know how to fix ghost touching in my lcd's camera?

  • Donald Hawk
    Donald Hawk15 dni temu

    Could the motion blur effect you were see be something in the lens compensation.

  • sico
    sico15 dni temu

    This lens will be at the Top of my list if I can offload the Laowa 15mm which is currently my night sky time-lapse go to but needs to be stopped to F2.8.

  • Keyboq rd
    Keyboq rd15 dni temu

    music at 9:35, please?

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    DPReview TV

    15 dni temu

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  • Christian
    Christian15 dni temu

    Sorry, nearly all astro-shots shown in the dpreview-gallery are really bad (startrails as mentioned in the video, coma). Don't get me wrong, they are good - but not better than a Sigma 14mm. Are these really samples of the Sony 14mm?!?! And yes, I am aware, that this is a 60MP sensor. Pictures from my Sigma 14mm and an EOS 6D show exactly the same or less coma (for sure: pictures resized to the same dimensions). Am I missunderstanding something? Are there some Sigma 14mm shots in the dpreview-gallery? Every picture there says "Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM". Thank you!

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    15 dni temu

    Hi Christian, I can totally see where you are coming from, I think its important to note that from the start (arguably) both of these lenses are the best we currently have for a 14mm focal length across all systems. Furthermore, both lenses can be totally used for the application of landscape astrophotography to yield fantastic results. And lastly, neither of the lenses is still totally perfect. I would be happy to share a couple of stacked tiffs for your own direct comparison of Sony vs Sigma with you. You can reach me via email or instagram.

  • Peter Chege
    Peter Chege15 dni temu

    what was this video shot on?...don't like it...love the content....long live Chris and Jordan

  • arun mohandas
    arun mohandas15 dni temu

    Only 8 posts on chief_of_kamchatka...n just 272 followers (including me) 😅

  • arun mohandas

    arun mohandas

    12 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov 'Jordan n I' might be scratching their heads now! Lol

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    12 dni temu

    @arun mohandas indeed, its a problem we will very likely be facing at some point within our lifetime. Thanks again for the kind words

  • arun mohandas

    arun mohandas

    12 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov good luck with that.... Day by day bacterias are gaining resistance against more n more antibiotics... Something of the sort u r working on will be a breakthrough in the fight against infections.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    12 dni temu

    @arun mohandas exactly :) - like a light triggered antimicrobial agent

  • arun mohandas

    arun mohandas

    12 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov means...to use ros to destroy genetic materials in microbes?...like fast fasten their death..or maybe weaken them

  • FATALiTY
    FATALiTY15 dni temu

    The FX3 video is way better than your usual Panasonic.

  • pjw2000
    pjw200015 dni temu

    Very much appreciate you not only testing it for astro (by bringing in a pro), but also comparing it to the Sigma equivalent on the same body, AND doing a range of other tests. Nicely done!

  • Pilette alain
    Pilette alain15 dni temu

    another great vid guys! high fives all the way!! (and pancakes... :D)

  • Alan Dyer
    Alan Dyer15 dni temu

    Excellent! Great to see some astro work included in lens testing as stars are the most demanding subjects and show up aberrations easily. But putting the camera on a tracker is the best way to test as any star trailing can mimic lens aberrations and can often be worse at the corners of a frame, just as off-axis aberrations would. I’ve just been testing the IRIX 15mm vs Rokinon 14mmSP vs Sigma 14mm Art vs Venus Optics 15mm. Would have loved to have included the Sony G-Master! Clear skies!

  • Владимир Лейтес
    Владимир Лейтес15 dni temu

    Hello Vladimir. I'm going to visit Kamchatka this summer, so for that purpose i want to buy a good prime lens for landscapes, time-laps, low light and astrophotography. Which lens would you reccomend more : Sony 20mm F1.8 G or Sony 24mm F1.4 GM? And one more question: which software are you using for stacking static shots?

  • Владимир Лейтес

    Владимир Лейтес

    13 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Thank you for your reply

  • Владимир Лейтес

    Владимир Лейтес

    13 dni temu

    @Rich Rollin' Thank you for your reply

  • Rich Rollin'

    Rich Rollin'

    13 dni temu

    @Владимир Лейтес No, they don't - not yet. Expect final Canon versions to be faster, and potentially a lot more expensive.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    14 dni temu

    @Владимир Лейтес You are welcome!! As for Canon, I am not sure - never shot on the system. They should have some good wide angle glass, I imagine, maybe for the old mount at this point - should be easy to find some reviews.

  • Владимир Лейтес

    Владимир Лейтес

    14 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Thank you for your advice! A am also going to buy Canon R5. Does Canon have any wide angle lens that can quality match Sony 24mm F1.4 GM or 20mm f1.8 for Astrophotography?

  • Andre Pop
    Andre Pop15 dni temu

    Having other specialists who own competitors gear and can say something practical in your film is great idea. Hope to see more competent guests

  • Jerome Misa
    Jerome Misa15 dni temu

    FX3 Video is a beast👌👌👌👌

  • Andrei Grigorean
    Andrei Grigorean15 dni temu

    Sony looks so much better than the SH1

  • Joseph Scherer
    Joseph Scherer15 dni temu

    The FX3 seems to be looking nice

  • Richard Denise
    Richard Denise16 dni temu

    Well done ! - As usual !

  • gonzaress200
    gonzaress20016 dni temu

    We have to buy it.

  • Gewglesux
    Gewglesux16 dni temu

    Anybody here use ASI/ZWO equipment? for Astro?

  • Seth Chandler
    Seth Chandler16 dni temu

    9:49 is pretty damn good for someone who says he doesn't do a lot of Astro. Well done Chris Nicholls!

  • Chris Niccolls

    Chris Niccolls

    15 dni temu

    Thanks Seth! A little headlamp, and a little cell phone screen, and voila!

  • Frank Luo
    Frank Luo16 dni temu

    Sony is onto another winner after 24GM. The 35GM and 50GM although very good, lacks the wow factor 24GM had. Ideally my Sony setup with all primes would be 14GM 24GM 50APO Lanthar 85DG DN, 135Batis. It'd be hard to find a lineup of lenses from any brand better corrected at this size weight price and practicality.

  • Matt de Byl
    Matt de Byl16 dni temu

    What's with the ads guys? That seems new.

  • Matt de Byl

    Matt de Byl

    15 dni temu

    @Jordan Drake Thanks Jordan!

  • Jordan Drake

    Jordan Drake

    16 dni temu

    Had a song incorrectly copyright flagged, it's fixed now.

  • Vitor Guimaraes
    Vitor Guimaraes16 dni temu

    Sony pay very well

  • VariTimo
    VariTimo16 dni temu

    You’re not throwing away megapixels when cropping unless you plan to print really large. The only reason for cameras to have as many megapixels is to crop or to print large. Other wise they could have much larger photosites that would considerably improve dynamic range and high ISO performance.

  • VariTimo
    VariTimo16 dni temu

    Man Chris, you should try some of the modern Voigtländer lenses. They’re not just gorgeous but they also give you nicely defined sun stars as soon as you stop down.

  • Dr.Majed Malak
    Dr.Majed Malak16 dni temu

    I turned the video on and wast just listening then I looked halfway through and asked myself what is different today! It is the Sony fx3 guys!!!! LUMIX needs to up their game!

  • Caspian Light
    Caspian Light16 dni temu

    You get a sunstar xD

  • Soviet Lens Reviews
    Soviet Lens Reviews16 dni temu

    Loved the guest on this one! So cool to see some Astro (and an Astro pro) in a review.

  • TonyM386
    TonyM38616 dni temu

    Hello Vladimir. Hope you are well. What are your thoughts on adding a tracking mount to facilitate longer exposures of the night sky with lower ISO, composited with static ground image.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    @Frank Luo thank you for the kind words, and you are very welcome! :)

  • Frank Luo

    Frank Luo

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov what an insightful professional answer! Thank you sir

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    Thanks for the question! I absolutely think that tracking is a useful tool for landscape astro, especially when shooting over 24mm focal lens. With that said, I was stunned to see how well you can stack static shots (no tracker) even at 70mm focal length on A7RIV, so its not that tracker is an absolute necessity to shoot this kind of astrophotography. For me personally, if I had all the money in the world I'd be buying a tracker myself, but for now I am completely happy with results I can get (in terms of balancing star trailing and noise) with just a good serdy tripod :) One thing to keep in mind is that, even with a tracker, the camera sensor will not like very long exposures (say over 1 minute). You will start seeing hot pixels everywhere, and weird artifacts around the frame edge. So even with a tracker, my understanding is that folks shoot a series of shorter exposures (say 30 seconds) and then again stack those together. In this sense, a tracker is an added step into the workflow. I hope this helps!

  • Robert Capello
    Robert Capello16 dni temu

    This vs 24mm GM anybody?

  • gusatvos chiavon
    gusatvos chiavon16 dni temu

    I wish that panasonic or olympus could make an 14mm f1.8 for mft 😩

  • gusatvos chiavon

    gusatvos chiavon

    14 dni temu

    @Ville Mononen I don't think that that's a good news

  • Ville Mononen

    Ville Mononen

    14 dni temu

    Well, they are slowing down on the m43 so mostly the lenses are these. The good news is that people are now ditching their m43 in favor of aps-c and ff (to some degree), so there's gonna more gear on sale once this Corona uncertainty fades away. I'm sure the 14mm f2.5 comes around eventually.

  • gusatvos chiavon

    gusatvos chiavon

    15 dni temu

    @Ville Mononen it seems easy to find anywhere but here in brazil 😩 I wanted the 14mm f2.5 but would be nice to have a new 14mm

  • Ville Mononen

    Ville Mononen

    15 dni temu

    I'm sure there's something quite close to it if you search around. For what kind of use you want it? How about Leica (or DJI) 15mm f1.7?

  • gusatvos chiavon

    gusatvos chiavon

    15 dni temu

    @Ville Mononen I want a 28mm equivalent

  • Siva Kumar Nimmadala
    Siva Kumar Nimmadala16 dni temu

    Q. What if the gel filter falls into the camera and gets into the shutter mechanism? A. That shutter will have the same fate as A7 iii’s shutter.

  • Ohne Kaffee geht nix
    Ohne Kaffee geht nix16 dni temu

    Why is now advertising in your Video?! 😕

  • Ohne Kaffee geht nix

    Ohne Kaffee geht nix

    16 dni temu

    @Chris Niccolls Thx for the answer, Chris.

  • Chris Niccolls

    Chris Niccolls

    16 dni temu

    They usually flag our music as copyright, throw ads on, and then we go through the arduous process of confirming that we have the rights to use said music. Happens often.

  • Achilleas Labrou
    Achilleas Labrou16 dni temu

    Sony started the full frame mirrorless revolution in 2013 and now is the undisputed king in photography. Sony has the upper with a fast growing variety of e-mount lenses which is becoming nearly equal to the variety of Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount lenses. In serious photography the lenses are more important than cameras and Sony knows that. Sony will continue to introduce new full frame lenses designed for mirrorless cameras faster than any other lens manufacturer. Sony has the impetus while Canon and especially Nikon are five years behind. Also Sigma and Tamron were reluctant the first years with full frame e-mount lenses but now are very focused on e-mount more than with any other mount. You may call me Sony fan boy but this is the reality.

  • Marcel Volker
    Marcel Volker16 dni temu

    Other manufacturers: Oh Sony, what a small mount you have! Sony: That's so it fits our tiny lenses 😈🔥

  • Koen Spaansen
    Koen Spaansen16 dni temu

    Jordan, stay on Sony! This video is awawome! One question... wich lens did you use?

  • Jordan Drake

    Jordan Drake

    16 dni temu

    This was shot on the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8, except the night shoot which was on Vladimir's Sony 20mm F1.8.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    we shot the video on a 20mm during the night shoot

  • rhapsodist
    rhapsodist16 dni temu

    hey Jordan, did you shoot this in S-Cinetone or S-log?

  • Jordan Drake

    Jordan Drake

    16 dni temu

    This is all S-Cinetone

  • 1991ClarkJames
    1991ClarkJames16 dni temu

    Cries in Samyang 14mm f/2.8

  • Mike Black PhotoWorks
    Mike Black PhotoWorks16 dni temu

    Jordan.... channeling his inner Rick Mercer in graffiti alley... :-)

  • Evert Kjellgren
    Evert Kjellgren16 dni temu

    Odd to have the auto mode next to max aperture? I'd prefer it in the other end.

  • Theo Budgen
    Theo Budgen16 dni temu

    A mid-week long video? I don't know if we deserve this

  • Patrick Dormischian
    Patrick Dormischian16 dni temu

    Which device did Vladimir use which was connected to the camera?

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    @Patrick Dormischian You are welcome :)

  • Patrick Dormischian

    Patrick Dormischian

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Thank you Vladimir! 👌

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    Hi Patrick, it was an intervelometer (i.e. a timed remote shutter release) - JJC M-SPR1.

  • Danilo Torre
    Danilo Torre16 dni temu

    Very interesting video. Now I hope that Sigma will react with a 14mm/1.8 DG DN lens because I need a better 14 mm for L-mount! :)

  • Explore Southwest
    Explore Southwest16 dni temu

    I've been doing a bit of Astrophotography this year too (my corona year study hobby) and started playing with astrotrackers and it has revolutionized what I can do with a lens. I'd like to see what Vlad could do with longer exposure times.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    15 dni temu

    @JKbooo Well it took me years to save up for and get this gear, star tracker is not a priority, but thanks for the tip!

  • JKbooo

    JKbooo

    15 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Yo seriously, you've got all this expensive gear and still no star tracker? Check out MoveShootMove tracker, it's very portable and should do just fine up to 85mm.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    Gotta try a tracker one day for sure! Cheers :)

  • Sonho Lee
    Sonho Lee16 dni temu

    Everyone gets sun star!

  • Daniel Brockner
    Daniel Brockner16 dni temu

    What's the name of the handwarmer?

  • Chris Niccolls

    Chris Niccolls

    16 dni temu

    those are the G-TECH hand warmers that we looked at in an earlier video. Highly recommended.

  • 385 LSB
    385 LSB16 dni temu

    all the shills came out with the same video on the same day LOL un real world reviews just paid salespeople is all you are

  • 385 LSB

    385 LSB

    15 dni temu

    @Soviet Lens Reviews no these are all paid idiots

  • Chris Niccolls

    Chris Niccolls

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Only after I get my Sony cheque first Vlad! Which by the way has never happened ever, but I'm still waiting!

  • Soviet Lens Reviews

    Soviet Lens Reviews

    16 dni temu

    Have you heard of a thing called a review embargo? That's why reviewers come out with reviews on the same day, not because they're paid to do so.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    I would like my paycheck from Sony now please!

  • Luke Rabin
    Luke Rabin16 dni temu

    You’re a bit of a weenie when it comes to weight and comfort. You really won’t suffer for a better piece of gear or shooting experience.

  • Lawrence Dunn
    Lawrence Dunn16 dni temu

    wow, I didn't see Sony coming out with a 14mm f1.8! As a Sigma 14mm f1.8 owner, which I primarily got for nightscape use, the size & weight saving of the GM is very impressive while retaining or even bettering the performance of the Sigma. The vignetting worries me a little though, I've used a Zeiss 21 f2.8 Distagon on the night sky before & the vignetting is so strong on that lens that I'm better off shooting with a Canon 24TSEii f3.5 most of the time.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    @Lawrence Dunn Makes sense. Ive played around with corrections in lightroom, just qualitatively corners looked like they needed at least 1-1.5 stop correction to start looking like Sigma (both wide open). So quite a bit of extra noise there if you want to even out the exposure. For many shots its not a big deal, and with my edits I often add a vignette anyways. But its of course much better to start with an even file and drop the shadows where you want them.

  • Lawrence Dunn

    Lawrence Dunn

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov I think the corners of the Zeiss 21 Distagon were more like f4 or even f5.6 & it was only the very centre that was f2.8. For nightsky work, I found it almost unusable. Judging from your images, the GM14 doesn't look quite as bad as that though, where you able to correct in post adequately to dial the vignetting out?

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    The vignetting is what really stood out as a negative for me as well with the Sony. It makes sense really, I mean, something had to be sacrificed to get the size this small! But I totally also agree, I hate to admit that I would often leave my Sigma at home when going on a hike just due to size and weight.

  • Brian Sloan
    Brian Sloan16 dni temu

    Awesome

  • Alyn Wallace
    Alyn Wallace16 dni temu

    Oh boy can't wait to get my hands on this lens 🌌 thanks for covering astro!

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    Much thanks to you Alyn, your videos were and are totally an insparation for me to compose better landscape astro! Cheers man, and I'm looking forward to seeing you get your hands on this lens yourself :)

  • Anatoly Ivanov
    Anatoly Ivanov16 dni temu

    I'm gonna sue that hipster for saying that we're moving in space. Because I believe in flat Earth that doesn't move in space.

  • Frédéric Chopin
    Frédéric Chopin16 dni temu

    An even smaller 14mm F2.8 with filter thread at around €/$1000 would have been very interesting...

  • rockykj

    rockykj

    16 dni temu

    Yes, a G version. 5 or 10 blades. It will give very nice sunstars.

  • Murat Başcı
    Murat Başcı16 dni temu

    Sony started to make small lenses after seeing the other's big big lenses

  • Alexander Hartmann
    Alexander Hartmann16 dni temu

    Protipp for such slide filters: Buy a fan of test strips for about 10 bucks. It usually has the size you need.

  • Gerald Undone
    Gerald Undone16 dni temu

    Great video, guys!

  • BarkAtTheMoon Lunatic

    BarkAtTheMoon Lunatic

    15 dni temu

    It's so Nice and so Compact!

  • Mike S.

    Mike S.

    16 dni temu

    Is there an embargo on video test for the 14mm?

  • Durio sp

    Durio sp

    16 dni temu

    It does, now do we have a lesson for calculating stars movement from you Gerald? My old point-and-shoot is ready 🤓

  • DPReview TV

    DPReview TV

    16 dni temu

    You too!

  • jhmusings
    jhmusings16 dni temu

    Love what Sony is doing with all these new primes being exceptional but also smaller and lighter than competition. Hope they also release some V2 for a few of the GM zooms as well that are smaller/lighter.

  • Kevin DiOssi
    Kevin DiOssi16 dni temu

    Truly awesome lens once again. I’m really happy to see Sony coming out with such incredible first party lenses. Hopefully Canon will eventually begin filling out the niche lenses like this...and they understand some lenses should remain compact. haha

  • premiumbitter
    premiumbitter16 dni temu

    Great review, as always! I especially love the idea to compare photos in a real-world processing workflow (which is how this lens will be used by many). Is there a place where we can compare the stacked shots at a higher level of magnification?

  • premiumbitter

    premiumbitter

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Rad! Just sent you a DM on IG :)

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    @premiumbitter Cheers!! I got you, you can dm me via email or instagram and I can share a couple of stacked tiffs thru google drive

  • premiumbitter

    premiumbitter

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov Thanks for getting back to me! I don't think I'm communicating clearly enough, I'll try to be clearer! I'm interested in how the processed Sigma shots compare to the processed Sony shots. I see one example in this video but, even at 4k resolution, they look nearly identical to my eye. I'd love to see the processed Sigma compared to the processed Sony at, say, 100% magnification to compare potential differences in sharpness better. (Great shots, btw, I'm trying to go to your website to check out more but nothing is loading on my end, glad they guys brought you on to test this one!)

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    The stacked photos look pretty flat (as does the raw in these shots). I've done my best being duy-diligent with processed jpegs - I'd say they are a very real representation of these lens' performances. You can find those in dpreview gallery, and feel free to dm me with any questions :)

  • Arlyn Mcadorey
    Arlyn Mcadorey16 dni temu

    Always nice when a lens just nails it in every category, that flare in the start of Jordan's segment looked amazing too! Very compelling glass. Great review as always!

  • Mire
    Mire16 dni temu

    why stop at 15 second exposures? with a 14mm lens you could shoot nearly 30 second exposures without star trails lol thats a big difference in exposure time

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    Good question Mire!! Check some articles about "NPF Rule" - it is a way more precise method of getting max exposure for sharp stars which takes into account the pixel pitch of the sensor (i.e. the distance between each photosite in the sensor). 500 rule is purely imperical from the days of yesteryear and really becomes unusable on modern high resolution sensors.

  • Jordan Drake

    Jordan Drake

    16 dni temu

    When using very high resolution cameras like the a7R IV, the motion of the stars will be more evident. The 500 rule really isn't applicable to modern sensors.

  • Mire
    Mire16 dni temu

    4:55 what an interesting concept, never thought about putting filters behind the lens. why are ND filters made for the front element at all? why not make them mount to the sensor, so all filters for a lens mount would be the same size

  • 1fareast14

    1fareast14

    16 dni temu

    Stc optics as well

  • Chuc Quang

    Chuc Quang

    16 dni temu

    They already made that kind of filter. Search for Kaiser.

  • Eltargrimm
    Eltargrimm16 dni temu

    The best review of this lens among those released today. Thank you for pointing out things that I did not see in other videos. The minor imperfections you pointed out may or may not influence a potential buyer's decision, but it certainly helps to be aware of these details.

  • Dave Maze
    Dave Maze16 dni temu

    Very cool vid with the astro segment! How did you convince your wives to let you leave the house at night-time!? :) Fun fun fun!

  • Chris Niccolls

    Chris Niccolls

    16 dni temu

    I complain about being tired all the time so there really was no change here. She's super supportive about whatever I do.

  • Jordan Drake

    Jordan Drake

    16 dni temu

    My wife sometimes shoots astro, so she totally understands.

  • Patrick Fitzgerald
    Patrick Fitzgerald16 dni temu

    You can tell from this comments section that Sony produces professional tools for professional tools. 😎

  • Miguel Afonso
    Miguel Afonso16 dni temu

    11:28 couldn't the long exposure time capturing stars moving perceptually increase that effect?

  • Miguel Afonso

    Miguel Afonso

    16 dni temu

    @Vladimir Kabanov very nicely explained. Thank you

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    There are a number of effects at play here - you are totally correct, especially with such a wide lens field curvature itself will render the stars elongated in the corner. I think you really can't avoid it. On the other hand astigmatism and coma are something len's manufacturers can control with good lens design - thus the point in the video :)

  • Marcos Gomes

    Marcos Gomes

    16 dni temu

    @Punn1 unusable? Unless you are going for star trails! I love it!

  • Punn1

    Punn1

    16 dni temu

    If you expose for too long you’d get trailing all around the frame. Coma would just be in the corner, making some shots kind of unusable bc you can’t fix it with any sort of correction

  • Arild Hagen
    Arild Hagen16 dni temu

    Nice review again guys. Chris seems always dressed for flyfishing #orvis. Has jordan lost weight? Should we now adress him as Jim (slim jim)?

  • Earth Level
    Earth Level16 dni temu

    now im really torn between the 12-24 and 14 1.8

  • truevilmeow

    truevilmeow

    15 dni temu

    If you can afford the 12-24 f/2.8 then that's going to be your best bet.

  • Axel Omar
    Axel Omar16 dni temu

    Chris you can frame some real nice shots with 14mm. We found your secret focal lenght.

  • Chris Niccolls

    Chris Niccolls

    16 dni temu

    Thank you! I definitely found it challenging to say the least

  • Durio sp

    Durio sp

    16 dni temu

    ikr! Urban Landscape anytime soon? Chris?

  • Filip Radić
    Filip Radić16 dni temu

    This Sony image looks much better than Panasonic!

  • SCD Observer
    SCD Observer16 dni temu

    After watching this video: Sun stars...

  • Dwayne Varnell
    Dwayne Varnell16 dni temu

    Customers don’t buy photographs based on weight of the lens but the quality of the picture. From the examples the Sigma looks cleaners and more detail or am I missing something.

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    This is a good point Drayne. The reality is that if you are after the totally best image quality at any cost, then we have to be totally critical of just the optical performance alone. I like my Sigma, at f2.8 you really have practically no optical issues to complain about with that lens. Sony comes very close to doing that at f1.8 though - so there is an advantage there. The one thing I did notice in the field is difficulty to dial in critical focus on the Sony. If you look through the sample gallery on dpreview you will notice some shots with the hoodoo structures being in focus for Sigma shots, but out of focus for Sony shots (while in both cases the stars are in focus). This may be due to focus throw on the Sony - anyways interesting result.

  • Dadan Ardi

    Dadan Ardi

    16 dni temu

    Lol what, talking about over assumption.... I do and i am not alone, size is important from me.

  • arunashamal

    arunashamal

    16 dni temu

    yes.. eyesight!

  • ObSiDiAn17
    ObSiDiAn1716 dni temu

    I don’t even shoot SONY but I clicked play ASAP!

  • JorgeMoreno3DArtist
    JorgeMoreno3DArtist16 dni temu

    You mean this Sony is better than Sigma Art? Wow

  • Vladimir Kabanov

    Vladimir Kabanov

    16 dni temu

    Bottom line from my experience with both lenses - both can be used to capture great lanscape astro images. While Sony is an excellent lens, the vignette is really noticable. I'd say they about equal each other - issue with Sigma's coma wide open vs issue with Sony's vignette wide open.

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