The other day I mentioned something about Sigma glass rendering with a yellowish cast. While reading a review of the Leica 24-70mm f/2.8 today I noticed that the reviewer made a similar reference. It should be emphasized that in both instances, the “yellow” was mentioned when its images were viewed in comparison with Leica glass.
With my previous CL, I had the 16mm, 30mm and 56mm, all of which are superb lenses as well as spectacular value. It’s only when Leica glass is mixed into the fray on the same subject matter that the difference is obvious; unlike some of Sigma’s wides from a dozen or two years ago, where it was a showstopper.
While the yellowish cast of the zoom might not be enough to put me off, its weight would. And with Sigma’s i-series keeping weight down, I wouldn’t rule out adding a focal length or two if the need arose.
A bit more disappointing at the moment is the hideous green cast I got from the 300PF yesterday, which I know of no way of PP’ing out. And an outing in the afternoon with the CL and the 180mm/2X setup shows it to be sharper with better contrast at ~550mm of relative reach than the 300PF/2X’s 600mm was on the SL2-S.
And the 180mm/2x, of course, has Leica colors . . . 😁
At f/8 vs f/8, whaddya think?