24-70 F4 blows away my kit lens

Started Mar 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mel Snyder
Mel Snyder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,088
Re: 24-70 F4 blows away my kit lens

ianbrown wrote:

captura wrote:

viking79 wrote:

My first 28-70mm was about the same as the 24-70mm f/4 I am renting, but my second 28-70mm is better on the right side then the 24-70mm f/4, but much worse on the left. I had to send the first back to have my broken camera kit returned. Unfortunately it was a much better sample.

I think Sony should include the 24-70mm as a kit lens with the A7R.

My favorite part about the 24-70mm is the build quality, very nicely made, pretty thick metal alloy, which is still very light.


I hoped, and expected that the 24-70 would perform much better than the kit 28-70.


Me to although there appears to be copy variations on both!


Which is why I hit the brakes on buying my 24-70 now. Yours looks like a great copy - and I was one who, up until the FE lenses, didn't believe in "bad copies."

But some FE lenses look great, others scary. For my $1200, I expect great. I plan to order mine in mid-April from B&H, and if it's not great, walk it in and swap it out until I get a great one. I got too good a kit to swap it out for less.


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