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

Started Apr 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
José B
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+1, closest rival for the 16-70/4 OSS is the 24-105/4 L IS

LSHorwitz1 wrote:

wadia13 wrote:


I believe 16-70 is overpriced but, on the flip side, there aren't any alternatives right now.

Not true either. Use the Sony 18-55 E mount lens to make a much more obviously appropriate comparison to a Canon 18-55.


I have both these lenses. The Canon is widely regarded by a lot of wedding pro photographers. I use it for my 5DMKII. I haven't taken both the NEX-6 and the Zeiss and the Canons in a model shoot. However by mere observations of IQ, they look pretty similar. Slight edge goes to the FF camera in throwing off the backgrounds.

BTW, the Canon 18-55 is an excellent lens. I borrowed one when I was looking into the 20D awhile back. I prefer something wider and longer for travel and longer for heads and shoulders shots. That's why the Zeiss 16-70/4 OSS is perfect!



 José B's gear list:José B's gear list
Sony a6000 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Touit 1.8/32 Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS +13 more
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