How to Evaluate a New Lens? (Sort of Disappointed with the 16-70)

Started May 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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johnznyc Regular Member • Posts: 127
Re: How to Evaluate a New Lens? (Sort of Disappointed with the 16-70)

I am just getting serious after a long break from photography.  As such, I have no preexisting biases.  Having decided upon an A7r, I am now picking out lenses.  I make my selections based upon cost vs. performance, without putting too much emphasis on subjectives such as "quality control" and "build quality."  Thus, I relied a lot on test data which can be very eye-opening.

For example, the Sony FE 28-70 performs mostly as well as the Sony Zeiss FE 24-70, at a much, much lower cost, $298 vs $998 (sale prices) and at certain ranges, better.

I strongly suggest such research before committing to any lens.

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