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

Started May 17, 2014 | Questions thread
captura Forum Pro • Posts: 23,897
Re: Comparison Sony 18-55 Kit lens and Sony 17-70/4 Zeiss

gkstar wrote:

captura wrote:

Until we get some definitive tests from DxOMark, or whoever, the 16-70 remains somewhat of an unknown quantity. I recommend the FE 28-70 as being superior to the kit 18-55. I own both.

Different ranges though - not really compearable. The 28mm FE would be narrow when on APS-C camera (well over 20mm+ APS-C equivalent vs 18mm), right?

Yes of course. But for a walkabout prime lens, I mostly used my Sigma 30. There were times when I had wished I could extend it to 70mm or so, but seldom did I want to go below 30mm. So now I have the 2 zooms...28-70 for the better quality and extension, and the 18-55 for when I need that one, occasionally.  (Also, the 18-55 was deficient over 40mm.)

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