FE 24-70 f/4: Holding me back from going to A7x

Started Aug 26, 2015 | Discussions thread
Camley Senior Member • Posts: 1,775
Re: The FE24-70 is as good as ------>
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AdamT wrote:

The FE24-70 is as good as the best canon F4Ls and a damn sight better than any of the F4 and slower Nikon 24-XX/XXX zooms and the old canon 24-70L F2,8 Mk1 - I`ve pixel peeped it on a 36Mp A7R wideopen and it`d take the Nikon 24-70 F2.8 or the canon 24-70L F2.8 Mk2 to beat it (or the 24-105L to match it) even at the edges, of course the Oly 12-40 F2.8 beats it to a pulp but not suprising given that large lenses for tiny sensors are far easier to make

I'm sure you know that without the software correction that is applied before you see the images (even in RAW with most editing programs), the Olympus 12-40 f/2.8 ED Pro was measured to have 6.3% barrel distortion at its wide end. So it isn't exactly perfect!

This makes the lens IMO fully usable as a working pro lens (as the 24-105L is)

I agree, the 24-70 is a very usable lens. I use mine a lot.

What the FE24-70 is NOT is a stellar lens capable of matching the best F2.8 stuff (canon 24-70L Mk1 and Olympus 12-40 mainly) or worthy of the Zeiss Label . it`s not the worst lens bearing that label by any means, Sony have stuck it on some right coke bottles over the years ..

I expect we will see an f/2.8 version before long but if it is as large as I expect, I will stick with the f/4 version.

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