16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

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Wolfgang Regular Member • Posts: 176
16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)
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Just received the new Zeiss 16-70/f4Z, and went out for some shooting today.

Over on my site there is a test frame with NEX7 and 16-70/f4 Zeiss. Wonderful glas. I was always annoyed with the kit – lenses (16-50 oder 18-55), either distortion or CA or both. Here: Nothing at all. Tack sharp, and printed on an Z3200 in A3+ on FineArt paper: Very detailed rendering.

At last a matching lens for the NEX7. No for a 55-210/f4Z...

For all the pixel peepers: There is also a link to the original RAW/DNG file.

Best

Wolfgang

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Serhan2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,367
Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Thanks for the sample image. It is good to have a lens w/ no distortion and ca. I hope this is valid for 16mm. Can you post a photo at the wide side? From what I saw, 70mm end is very good.

Wolfgang wrote:

Just received the new Zeiss 16-70/f4Z, and went out for some shooting today.

Over on my site there is a test frame with NEX7 and 16-70/f4 Zeiss. Wonderful glas. I was always annoyed with the kit – lenses (16-50 oder 18-55), either distortion or CA or both. Here: Nothing at all. Tack sharp, and printed on an Z3200 in A3+ on FineArt paper: Very detailed rendering.

At last a matching lens for the NEX7. No for a 55-210/f4Z...

For all the pixel peepers: There is also a link to the original RAW/DNG file.

Best

Wolfgang

OP Wolfgang Regular Member • Posts: 176
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Yepp. Here is on with 16mm...

NEX 7 with 16-70/f4Z

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Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Did you have to install the firmware for the new lens?

Byron Walter Regular Member • Posts: 339
Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Wolfgang,

Thanks for the brief impression. I've got the lens on order and expect that it will be a winner. Certainly when combined with my NEX 6, the limiting factor will be me, not the equipment

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OP Wolfgang Regular Member • Posts: 176
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Good question. I just went out shooting. Is there a new firmware? I am on 1.03 for the NEX7 and 0.1 for the lens...

Wolfgang

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OP Wolfgang Regular Member • Posts: 176
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Hello Byron!

It is indeed only a brief impression, but I am shure the lens is a lot better than the kit-lenses.

The post-processing for example has two steps less: Reducing CA an getting rid of the worst distortion.

And beside that: The lens is small enough and feels very "worthy".

Wolfgang

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BartjeVanIlse Regular Member • Posts: 100
Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

More pictures please

Mine will be delivered in two workweeks (Belgium).  Can't wait

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Serhan2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,367
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Thanks a lot. It looks good. Can you also post the raw/dng for that?

Wolfgang wrote:

Yepp. Here is on with 16mm...

r4inm4ker Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Wonderful lens indeed. Will wait for samples from other users. If they're also this good, this will definitely be my everyday-lens. Need to start saving more now.....:-D

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OP Wolfgang Regular Member • Posts: 176
Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Here you go: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9344133/130915_NEX7_LeibnizAutofrei_13968.dng.zip

W.

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clail Contributing Member • Posts: 548
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+1

IJLS, don't you just itch to get that lens as well? I am waiting for the stock to come in. Sigh, my credit card is going to get a huge hit!

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DimitriDV Regular Member • Posts: 362
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Wolfgang wrote:

Here you go: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9344133/130915_NEX7_LeibnizAutofrei_13968.dng.zip

W.

Thanks!

Two things I noticed:

- very sharp at 16mm

- some longitudinal (or lateral?) CA at f5.6 (1-click in PP, does the camera correct this in the Jpeg?)

Looks good so far.

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Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Hi Wolfgang,

could you please share where you got the lens from at this early stage?

Thanks and best regards,

Chris

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tn1krr Senior Member • Posts: 1,315
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Wolfgang wrote:

Here you go: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9344133/130915_NEX7_LeibnizAutofrei_13968.dng.zip

W.

Thx for these, looking good. 16 mm performance shows a lot of promise. Just hoping Sony shop delivers my 1670z before I head to Munich for Octoberfest and BMW Welt next week, the estimate currently is day before my flight out. My 16-50 went with my NEx-6 when I sold it so I'm out of travel zoom atm.

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OP Wolfgang Regular Member • Posts: 176
Re: 16-70/f4Z on NEX7 (test shot)

Nothing fancy here: I ordered the lens two weeks ago in a local shop in Bremen, Germany.

Wolfgang

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Rick_X Regular Member • Posts: 316
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Thank you Wolfgang

- many of us are waiting for this lens - looks like it will be OK!

Rick

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Wolfgang wrote:

And beside that: The lens is small enough and feels very "worthy".

If possible, could you post an image of the lens on the camera.  I would like to get a feel of the size of the lens.  Sure seems like a good lens.

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cwinte Regular Member • Posts: 388
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cxsparc wrote:

Hi Wolfgang,

could you please share where you got the lens from at this early stage?

Thanks and best regards,

Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/97930361@N06/9728952475/

shows lens (on NEX6?)

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