I'm in the process researching lens options for an SR3 I recently purchased and thought I would reach out for some guidance. My first impulse was to look for a Canon 8-64, as I'm familiar with it and it has always been a workhorse for me. I've just posted in search of a 6.6 x 66 Canon actually. But with the emergence of several Super35 short/wide-angle zooms I've been considering this as a possibility to cover the longer end of the focal length. So for example, up for consideration is the Tokina 11-20, or the Sigma 18-36, or the DZOFilm. There are other possibilities no doubt. These new lenses seem fairly lightweight, well made, and compact, qualities that appeal to me as a one man show, so to speak. I'd then supplement with wider lenses, 9.5mm or 12mm...TBD.
But I'm wondering what I might expect in terms of the differences in the optics of these newer lenses, generally, compared to the optics of those famous Canon lenses, and slapped onto an SR. Will I see that they are sharper, even as Super35 lenses on Super 16? More contrasty? Obviously I'm aware of the differences related to formats i.e. field of view, crop factor. And I have to admit I'm interested in trying these new lenses, just to get away from a "look" that I'm already so familiar with. I want to lean towards sharpness, and draw less attention to soft retro old school, if possible. Any insight appreciated! Thank you.