New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0

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Re: New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0
In reply to JunzInc, 7 months ago

JunzInc wrote:

captura wrote:

JunzInc wrote:

captura wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

captura wrote:

PVCdroid wrote:

Huh? The FE 24-70 is a very nice lens. It is certainly a step up from the 28-70 but not as much as the APS-C 16-70 vs 18-55 or 16-50.

The FE 28-70 is sharper than the FE 24-70.

I will not call FE 28-70 is sharper but close to 3x more expensive FE 24-70 that is a failure design of this critical zoom

24-70L II on 5D3 vs FE 28-70 on A7R vs FE 24-70 on A7R

Your link doesn't work.

Try this one:

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-FE-28-70mm-F35-56-OSS-on-Sony-A7R-versus-Sony-FE-Carl-Zeiss-Vario-Tessar-T-STAR-24-70mm-F4-ZA-OSS___1244_917_1253_0

- if this link doesn't work, then paste it into the header of a new tab.

You will see near the bottom that the Sony 28-70 scores 16P-Mpx versus the Zeiss 24-70's score of 15P-Mpx on the Sharpness scale. The 28-70 is sharper and 1/3 the cost.

If only you completely read the same link you've posted instead of just looking at the scores. Sure it scores more Peak score for Sharpness than the Zeiss, but its probably just at the centre. The Zeiss is clearly consistently sharper across the frame. You can compare all the focal lengths and all apertures.

Regards

JM

I am not claiming that the Sony 28-70 is a better lens. I am saying it's pretty good value for the money and I am happy with it on my NEX. Used examples abound. And yes, the 24-70 is disappointing.

I am glad we got that sorted out. But that was not the impression I've been getting from your claims that FE2870 is sharper than the Zeiss 2470. FE2870 is definitely not a sharper lens overall than the Zeiss 2470 as seen from your link itself.

I totally agree it is a good value lens.

Regards

JM

Maybe I didn't have a complete understanding of the DxO charts that you have so thanks for pointing that out. I now understand that the 28-70 is sharper by one point at the dead center only, correct?

Also I'd like to add that on the APSC cameras it should compare very favorably, (although no tests have been performed yet) comparing to the kit zooms 55-210 and 1650. For ref. DxO scores of 22 points for the 28-70 compared to 12 and 12.

Steve

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