Zeiss 16-70 and Canon 18-55 STM reviewed on EPZ

Started Apr 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
DaveIso Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Zeiss 16-70 and Canon 18-55 STM reviewed on EPZ

I currently use a NEX-7 with Zeiss 16-70mm. Before that I used EOS M with 18-55mm. There is absolutely no contest that the NEX-7 + Zeiss owns the Canon in regards of IQ.

The Canon is an okay lens but it is more on par with Sony E 18-55mm. Zeiss is in a different league when comparing colors, sharpness and the overall beauty of the files.

There is no magic with the Canon lenses for the M but they are descent performers, no more no less.

BR
Dave

wadia13 wrote:

Ephotozine reviewed the Canon kit lens on a Canon 600D and the Zeiss 16-70 on a NEX7. Despite the NEX7 having a higher pixel count sensor, the MTF charts for both indicate its a very tight contest with Zeiss being a bit better on the long end. EPZ gave Canon 4.5 stars and Zeiss 3.5 stars in the 'performance' category.

But the issue is the Zeiss costs at least 5 times more than the Canon kit lens. Of course this isn't the whole picture and its 2 totally different systems but it's still revealing. See links below. I don't mean to criticize any lens here or offend any fanboys/girls in any camp. Just thought it was interesting to read both reviews side by side.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/carl-zeiss-vario-tessar-e-16-70mm-f-4-za-oss-t--review-24059

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f-3-5-5-6-is-stm-review-22124

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