sony 24-70 FE it's not perfect

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 20,438
Re: sony 24-70 FE it's not perfect

Rod McD wrote:

Hi Ian,

I don't think the refrain that primes are always sharper than zooms is always true. Two notable examples : the Nikon 14-24/2.8 is sharper than Nikon's own primes within its zoom range and Fuji's 18-55/2.8-4 out-resolves their own 18mm prime. They are a minority of course, but they're there.

I'm strongly considering an A7r but am waiting for a readily available and convincing 21-24mm prime that is small light and sharp from corner to corner. I would prefer a small prime, but waited for the Zeiss zoom lens in the hope that that it would be a native wide angle that goes as wide as 24mm and that it would offer superlative performance. As it is, most reviewers of the FE24-70 say that it's very good indeed between 28-60, but that's not quite what I'm after.

I hear ya - that's where I'm at. Rumor has it that one of the next two lenses in the plan of record will be a wide zoom. Presumably a 16-35 type deal.

Personally I think that these small FF cameras hit the sweet spot for travel and landscape photography and that Sony should have a offered a wider than 35mm prime lens at launch or at least very early in the road map.

My sentiments exactly.

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