any good small standard zooms out there ?

Started Aug 14, 2017 | Discussions thread
kelstertx Veteran Member • Posts: 4,295
Re: any good small standard zooms out there ?

samtheman2014 wrote:

Given, the flexibility of adapting pretty much any lens to our cameras. What compact standard zoom would you recommend AF is not vital, 28mm start would be ok, I would however like good image quality.

The 24-70mm F/4 would have fit the job but I am not at all enthused by its optical performance { after reading numerous reviews and downloading dozens of RAW samples } for me it is a lens with too many comprises . I already have a large F/2.8 standard zoom , however I would like a smaller lighter option as a walkabout option. So the question is does such a beast exist

If you're looking for lenses that can beat a modern Sony 24-70, you're probably looking for expensive Zeiss and Leica lenses, which is above my pay grade, but it will make for interesting reading.  Maybe you could narrow it down by stating what optical problems you found in the 24-70 f4 when studying the RAW files?  Vignetting?  Soft corners wide open?  If we know what you're looking for, we'll have a better chance of recommending lenses that have those properties.


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