Comparison Sony 18-55 Kit lens and Sony 17-70/4 Zeiss

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Comparison Sony 18-55 Kit lens and Sony 17-70/4 Zeiss
3 months ago

I have just invested AU$1000 in a Sony 16-70mm f4 Zeiss, because I wanted the wider end and the longer end for a general travel camera that would also give me better IQ (Europe for 5 weeks in early June), leaving the 55-210mm at home. Thought I might sell the kit lens if I was happy with the Zeiss. Just did the brick wall test with both, and I would like your comments please.

I used a tripod and remote shutter release, used 24mm and 35mm focal lengths. therefore two from each lens. Tried to upload full size but was told the file was too big. Strange, because each file was only 11mb and longest side 6000 pix, but I have not done much uploading before so am confused.

First two from the Zeiss 23mm then 34mm

Second two from the Kit 24mm then 35mm

All at f8 and ISO 100

I am either very impressed with the black kit lens OR not very impressed with the Zeiss.

I would appreciate comments from those who know these two lenses, but do not want to hear from those who just want to trash the Zeiss.

Thanks,  John

ZEISS......8514...23mm  at f8  ISO100

ZEISS.....8516....34mm  at f8     ISO 100

18-55 KIT.....8521......24mm  at f8   ISO100

18-55 KIT....8523.....35mm  atf8   ISO 100

 jasby's gear list:jasby's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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