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

Started Aug 26, 2015 | Discussions thread
jalywol
jalywol Veteran Member • Posts: 9,454
Re: Some samples....

jaybr wrote:

You obviously like the lens, great.

I implore others to read some reputable reviews (and/or lab reviews) to gauge the performance of the lens, because it is seriously questionable.

Even hire or borrow before you buy (if possible).

DXO give the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS a sharpness score of 15.

They give the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 a sharpness score of 29. That's almost twice as sharp!

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Zeiss-Vario-Tessar-T-FE-24-70mm-F4-ZA-OSS-lens-review-Good-value/Sony-FE-Carl-Zeiss-Vario-Tessar-T-24-70mm-F4-ZA-OSS-vs-Sony-FE-Carl-Zeiss-Sonnar-T-35mm-F2.8-ZA-vs-Sony-FE-Carl-Zeiss-Sonnar-T-55mm-F1.8-ZA-mounted-on-Sony-A7R-Respectable-performance-overall

This is one of the reasons I prefer the FE 55mm, and zooming with my feet.

You can't zoom with your feet to get a 55mm to take landscape shots at 24mm.....

So, the REAL moral of the story:

If you really want a zoom lens, get the FE 28-70mm kit lens.

No, if you really want a cheap zoom lens, get the FE 28-70mm kit lens.

It performs just as well as the expensive FE 24-70mm, and you'll save a fortune in the process.

No, it does not. Here's a very comprehensive test video that shows the real world differences in the lenses. The 28-70mm isn't even close: (It's in German, but you can see the examples they give very clearly)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF47zvmEciw

-J

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