A77+16-50mm F2.8 kit or A55+new CZ 24-70mm F2.8

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Frenske Veteran Member • Posts: 4,180
Re: A77+16-50mm F2.8 kit or A55+new CZ 24-70mm F2.8

iAlpha wrote:

Will I see a significant improvement in IQ if I switch to the CZ lens? As I've read in many posts, glass matters!

You are right, glass matters more than the camera. Image quality does not change much between cameras with same size sensors. No matter what others say ... my old KM5D was able to take good pictures with its ancient sensor.

Whether if the 24-70mm is a good choice for an A55, that's to be seen. It is quiet heavy and on APS-C sensor cameras it might be not right focal length depending on your shooting style.

Personally I would go for the A77+16-50mm combo. The 16-50mm f2.8 is a clear step above the 18-250mm f100 lens, whereas I would think the difference is smaller between the CZ and the 16-50mm f2.8. I have a the A55 too but I probably wait till the next generation A78 and maybe one more A79 before upgrading. In your case I would be looking for a 2nd hand 16-50mm.

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