FE 24-70mm F4 OSS Here Today .. Gone Today! Locked

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sgoldswo
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Overreaction?
In reply to ZzzooM3, 5 months ago

ZzzooM3 wrote:

I think this sets a record for me on camera gear. I ordered the FE 24-70mm F4 OSS and it finally arrived today at 1:15PM. I dropped it back to FedEx at 3:15PM!!

I knew it was a bad idea to pre-order just on expectation. I really got caught up in the positive reviews for the FE35 and FE55 and placed the order site and review unseen. I won't be making that mistake again.

At $1200, this lens should be spot on for the entire focal range, not just from 28-60 and it's not fast enough. Shame because Sony had such a good start with the other 2 Zeiss branded FE lens

I've got to say I see this as a bit of an overreaction. You need to get used to a lens, and every zoom is going to be a compromise. Every FF 24-70 has some softness in the corners.It isn't the end of the world in my Nikon 24-70, nor is it here.

I find the lens to be great within its limitations, contrasty, saturated and sharp across the frame for the majority of focal lengths. Here's an example with soft edges - I can't say I was disappointed though:

It's undoubtedly softer in the corners, but I still like this image. Here's another:

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