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This page compared the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM to the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM on a scene which allows across-the-frame and near-to-far sharpness assessment as well as focus shift and field curvature.
Rarely has such a comparison shown how two superb lenses can deliver very different results yet at the same time both can be called excellent. A great example of how a “quick test” could conclude radically erroneous results—that error is avoided here.
SHOOTOUT: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM vs Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM: Backyard
Includes images up to full camera resolution from f/1.8 to f/11, plus crops.
Early summer, wild oats mostly cut
f8 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 100; 2021-05-15 16:41:28[low-res image for bot]
Sony A7R IV + Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
RAW: LACA corrected, vignetting corrected, -60 Highlights, +30 Whites, +15 Clarity