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How good are Sony lenses?

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Sony is making some of the best full frame mirrorless cameras in the world. How do their lenses stack up to the other options?
The last 2 mirrorless lenses that Sony has produced have shown us the direction things will be going in the next few years. Not only are the designs extremely innovative but also the materials used in these lenses. Sony have a method of producing XA elements, or Extreme Aspherical elements in a way where they can both dial in the clarity of bokeh in an image and also reduce sagittal flaring issues in astro photography. XA elements are made by molding glass, not grinding. So there is a much greater control to smoothness to tolerances of 0.01 microns.
Bokeh is also controlled with the use of 11 aperture blades over the traditional 9 (Canon uses 8). This allows you to maintain a circular aperture when stopping down slightly to get a better optical performance out of the lens.
And finally Sony has created essentially a solid state camera with the development of direct drive super sonic wave motors that are used in the autofocus system. This allows for faster, more accurate and quiet autofocus.
Check out my other videos:
• Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master Hands On Review
• Sony 400mm f/2.8 G Master Hands On Review
• Why Sony Is Absolutely Killing It Right Now
• Why you will love the Sony A7 III
• The RX100 VI is going to be Awesome
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* FTC - Sony paid for my trip to San Francisco to make a video about their new lens. There wasn't any compensation otherwise and the opinions here are my own.
Ted Forbes
The Art of Photography
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