Battle of zooms: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED vs Sony FE24-70mm F4 OSS vs Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
José B
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Re: +1 and the Canon 24-105/4 L IS (choice of many wedding pros) scored lousy

viking79 wrote:

José B wrote:

shadowhumper wrote:


  • Nikkor: 1600
  • Sony: 1200
  • Canon: 2200

Yep, Sony is slower but also much cheaper.

So why is everyone ganging up on Sony? Sony comes close to the Canon zoom and its half the price.
Seems that many people just love to complain isn't it?

so I don't pay too much attention to these reviews. I prefer to see pictures from the lens' owners.

Also, I note that DXO have not reviewed the other much-maligned lens in this forum----my Zeiss 16-70/4 OSS. I don't care----the IQ is simply outstanding!

To be honest, in your case it is more from being a good photographer than a good lens. I haven't tested the 16-70mm f/4 so have no idea on its performance.

There are people out there looking for the best value for the dollar, or that use a lens a certain way where the review can be helpful. I do think people get too tied up in review information (and I am guilty of doing reviews to help this)

Maybe my expectations are too high for what a 24-70mm f/4 lens for full frame should be capable of, but I would rather set people's expectations low and have them pleasantly surprised, rather than suffering buyers remorse when their $1200 lens isn't that much better then a kit lens in terms of image quality.


Hi Eric,

Thanks for your comments.

I think if I was getting an A7 I would buy this Zeiss 24-70/4 for sure and it's almost by default. Not just I have favourable experience with my other Zeiss lenses but it's the fastest (f/4)native zoom out there and it can do 24mm which is great for travel. Not that it matters here but the reason I'm staying in the 1.5 format because there's no zoom (premium or otherwise) in FE that can go 24-105/4. For FE, I guess it's nice to partner the Zeiss with the Sony 70-200/4 G.


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