sony 24-70 FE it's not perfect

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
TommieH Regular Member • Posts: 311
Re: sony 24-70 FE it's not perfect

stevo23 wrote:

ianbrown wrote:

There are many opinions starting to form of this lens and I am so surprised that people expect this to be a wonder lens! yes it's not cheap but it's still a zoom lens and zooms are a compromise.

So if you expect tack sharp images accross the frame at large apertures then you may be disappointed!

This lens is versatile and will give you much sharper images than the kit lens especially in the corners but don't expect it to give you prime performance.

At £1049 it's good value when you compare with Canon and Nikon but just dont expect a new level of performance.


Well said. I can say that the Canon 24-70 2.8 probably outperforms it - but at 2x the price.

This 24-70 should be compared to the Canon 24-70 f/4 and at that, I personally like it better.

This being said, I'm normally not a zoom guy and this one is no exception. When I already have fairly lightweight primes that beat it, I end up leaving the zoom at home. Not a zoom guy.

Canon 24-70 4 L IS USM $1300
Canon 24-70 2.8 L USM $1900
Canon 24-70 2.8 L II USM $2800
Tamron 24-70 2.8 Di VC USD $1300 (for Canon)

Sony FE 24-70 ZA OSS Tessar T* $1800

I wouldn't say the FE 24-70 is great value. Especially compared to the sharp Tamron 24-70.

Just compare Canon 24-70 L II USM to the much cheaper Tamron:

It doesn't make the FE 24-70 seem to offer great value.

On another note one could argue that people buying the Sony FF really care for image quality and in that regard the 24-70 really doesn't seem to cut it. Especially for those buying the A7R that pretty much is only focused on IQ and sharpness.

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