Comparison Sony 18-55 Kit lens and Sony 17-70/4 Zeiss

Started May 17, 2014 | Questions thread
OP jasby Regular Member • Posts: 202
Re: Comparison Sony 18-55 Kit lens and Sony 17-70/4 Zeiss

Donny out of Element here wrote:

As far as I can see in this test your 18-55mm is sharper across the image, BUT especially so in corners. Please, notice your right edge and corners of 16-70 in both shots are noticeably softer than left edge/corners and MUCH softer when you compare them side by side with 18-55. I think your copy of 16-70 is decentered a bit? What was the distance from camera setup to wall? Not that it matters, since if one lens performed good, than other one should at least do as well.

I also felt that the right side was noticeably softer in the Zeiss shots, meaning that it is slightly decentered. I am not able to return the lens for another....must send to Sony under warranty, even though I have only had it for two weeks. camera stores in Australia don't take returns in my experience.


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Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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