Started Feb 24, 2014 | User reviews thread
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José B
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I absolutely love the sharpness, contrast, color and the bokeh of this lens. It is the perfect range for my NEX-6 not just for travel but portraiture. I spent a lot of time in the long end and it is like getting a prime lens 70mm @ f/4. The most surprising aspect of this lens is the bokeh. Even though it is not a super fast lens, @f/4 it can separate the subject from the background with a tiny bit of 3-D effect. I also shoot with a Canon DSLR system (own the 5DMKIII, 7D and 1DMKIII) and L-lenses like the 24-105/4 L IS. From my observations the Zeiss matches the L pretty well but I think the former has a slight edge in bokeh.

Here are my favourite shots from this lens so far:

 José B's gear list:José B's gear list
Sony a6500 Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Carl Zeiss Touit 1.8/32 Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 +14 more
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Zoom lens • Sony E • SEL1670Z
Announced: Aug 27, 2013
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