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

Started May 17, 2014 | Questions thread
Ray Maines
Ray Maines Veteran Member • Posts: 3,991
I'm Just Guessing, But...

jasby wrote:

I have just invested AU$1000 in a Sony 16-70mm f4 Zeiss, because I wanted the wider end and the longer end for a general travel camera that would also give me better IQ (Europe for 5 weeks in early June), .... Just did the brick wall test with both, and I would like your comments please.

I'll bet all of the photo's are JPG's. If so, they all benifit from in-camera software correction.

My experience is that the PZ 16-50 really isn't that bad of a lens. From 16 to about 30, maybe 35 mm it's pretty hard to see the difference between the two lenses. From 35 up to 50 the Ziess starts to shine.

No doubt in my mind the Zeiss is the better lens, but the small, lightweight PZ lens is pretty attractive as a vacation tool.

EDIT: Ooops. I didn't catch you were talking about the 18-55 mm lens, not the 16-50 PZ. Never mind.

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