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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:



Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

I've tried to find someone who's used the 24-105mm STM on film rather than digital to find out what the image quality is like without the software correction , but drawn a blank.
Cameras before the 5D mark III only offered vignetting adjustment. imaging-resource.com tested it on the Canon 1Ds mark III and found it "significantly soft in the corners when used at its widest apertures, and you'll have to stop down significantly (f/8 or f/11) to get the best performance out of the lens."

Do you like the results of your 28-135? A 28-105/3.5-4.5 will be comparable. Did you consider the Tamron 28-75?


I'm happy enough with the 28-135mm , but I could do with something small and light ( relatively speaking ) that can fit in my pocket for when I'm out with the SIGMA 120-400 MM F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS LENS , using it on film i like having image stabilization which my Minolta telephoto lenses can't give me .
It also works well with E mount cameras without needing the SLT mirror adapter .
I have the Konika minolta 28-75mm lens , which is the same as the Tamron version , and it's a bit bigger and heavier than what I'm looking for .

Between zooms and primes I've got everything covered from 15-400mm , apart from the 40mm STM to use on a 300V , it's just a lightweight , compact walk around lens that's missing .

So it's really between the 24-85mm but probably more the 28-105mm then .

Thanks for the link to the 24-105mm STM .
That really answers that question and rules that lens out . It confirms my doubts about it's optical qualities , sharpness in the corners and especially vignetting is very bad .
As a second system I'm reluctant to spend the extra money on L lenses , though for use with an a7ii or a7iii and Canon film cameras I might consider the 24-105mm L , rather than getting Sony FE GM lenses .
Either way , I'm still after something smaller ...
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Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

It is too bad there's no support for the Sony 24-105 or any of the Minoltas.
I have a Lightroom profile for the Minolta/Sony 24-105/3.5-4.5. I can send that to you if you want.


I would love a copy of that , with easy instructions on where to put it so it works on Lightroom .

Years ago David Kilpatric made it available on his website , I downloaded it but couldn't figure out where to "put" it so it worked .
Hence I could never find it in the "Profiles" section in LR when I was using it .

TIA
No problem, just PM me your email address and in there also tell me what computer system you are useng (MAC or Windows, and if Windows also which version). Then I should be able to point out where to copy the profile to so you can use it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2019 at 07:36
If your considering the 24-105L, consider this:
Tamron 28-75 = 92mm long, 67mm filter, 510 gram
Canon 24-105L = 118mm long, 77mm filter, 795 gram
If the Tamron is bigger and heavier then you're looking for, for sure the 24-105L also is.

You might want to take a look at the 24-70/4L, that one is 93mm long, has a 77mm filter at 600 gram. It focusses quite well on my A7r2 with MC-11. It is a bit of a underrated lens, its IQ is better then the 24-105L and it swaps the 105mm for a 0.7 macro setting. It was overpriced at introduction, so, some reviews reflect that. It went down in price, but I noticed on Ffordes that a used 24-70/4L now is a little more expensive then a 24-105/4L.
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The 24-105mm vignetting is bad at wide angle and full aperture, but reduces at smaller apertures, and unless I'm including a lot of sky at full aperture (not common) I don't notice much of an issue (okay, indoors I do). The lens is my normal choice on film, and I have a few others to choose from (including several 28-xx/xxx lenses). I like it n film and digital (uncorrected), but then as I get older I get easier to please ...
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2019 at 11:22
@ pegelli ; P.M sent .

@ addy ; food for thought , I forgot about the 24-70/4L .
            That might be a nice option for an Sony a7 and EOS film cameras .
        I think I'll look at hiring one or two of the L lens options after I get
       the a7 before deciding on what to buy at that price .

       In the meantime the lightweight options are what I'm currently looking at .

@ Miranda F ; funnily enough , I quite often add just a little bit of vignetting
              in PP ! I still try to avoid it when taking the shot's though .
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