Why does the Zeiss 24-70 actually get that much praise?

Started May 27, 2010 | Discussions thread
Gionni Dorelli Senior Member • Posts: 1,063

Morty Black wrote:

The ZA kicks butt because it's a Zeiss and all that goes with that. Oustandig clarity and micro-contrast, the ability to render 3D-like images to mention some features. Add to that very fast autofocus, and you have a standard zoom which is as good as it gets.

There is a test online somewhere on the web, the Zeiss is compared to less expensive versions of the Sony and Tamron.

Even if on some part of the images, at certain apertures and focal lengths, the two less expensive lenses have better performance by the numbers, when you look at the picture as a whole, the one taken with the Zeiss looks way better: better contrast, better colors less flare.

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