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03-03-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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FA 20mm f2.8 difference in reviews?

I was just wondering why there is a good difference between the lens reviewed here than that of Photozone.
From the reviews here I here the lens is very sharp, even wide open while at photozone the numbers are a bit lower than what I would call sharp. and they put the DA 21 before it in those terms also.
I was looking to find the FA20 but after reviewing a little further I am a bit hesitant now. But I do like the fact the FA is just a tad faster for inside work.

I have that range covered with the DA 16-45 but I have a little devil ( LBA? ) on my shoulder telling me I want a good wide prime for landscapes.
I know there are other options like the DA 15 and 14 but I don't think I want to go that wide.

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Photozone looks at test-charts.

Photozone can make two very different lenses look similar.

PF reviews are purely qualitative.

They are a better indication of the average user's perception of the images produced by a lens.

Remember - sharpness is not everything!
03-03-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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There might also be a discrepancy if they tested the lens on film or on a full-frame body, as the IQ would probably bit a bit lower.

You're probably not wrong in assuming that the FA20 can outperform the DA21, however!

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