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

Started Apr 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
tomtom50 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,244
Re: Zeiss 16-70 and Canon 18-55 STM reviewed on EPZ

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.



The Canon kit zooms are really good and that is nothing new. Photozone also gave the 18-55 STM a terrific review.

That expensive is not always best is nothing new either. In the Nex world perhaps the sharpest APS-C E-mount lenses are the $230 60mm Sigma and the $299 Sony 50mm f1.8.

Canon's own mirrorless camera, the EOS-M, has excellent lenses. The EF-M 18-55 is just about as good as the DSLR version. But Canon has only brought out three EF-M lenses, and no EF-M body has an EVF or even an EVF socket.

It is too bad that a company that makes such excellent lenses doesn't bother to really compete with Nex (or m43 or NX or even Nikon 1) in mirrorless. They could make a great mirrorless system if they took the trouble.

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