any good small standard zooms out there ?

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samtheman2014 wrote:

Ari Aikomus wrote:

samtheman2014 wrote:

Ari Aikomus wrote:

..Yes, it's quite sharp, and has its own character, which is fascinating sometimes - however for some reason I prefer to use more modern lenses on digital sensor.

Ari

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- Ari Aikomus -
'Why should I feel lonely ? is not our planet in the Milky way?'

Ideally I also like to use modern lenses on digital cameras and had the 24-70mm F/4 been a better performer it would have done the job just fine

Yes, I think people undervalues 24-70mm F/4. It's not perfect, and a bit pricey, but can offer overall pretty high quality photos.

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Jim Stirling

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'Why should I feel lonely ? is not our planet in the Milky way?'

The odd negative report may be an outlier , when a lens has a boatload of negative reviews and posts .Not to mention the RAW results from various different sources that show less than stellar results . I would be inclined to look at it the other way and suggest that some are over valuing it

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Jim Stirling

What are you comparing to, on full frame? For instance, the Canon 24-70/4L seems to come up short, side-by-side with the SEL2470Z. I looked at a lot of choices, from Canon, Sigma, and Sony, before going with the 24-70. I'm happy with mine. I also have a Tamron 24-70/2.8. That's a better lens, under most circumstances, but it's certainly not compact.

I get the impression that you're looking for something that doesn't exist, from any manufacturer: a small, light, perfect, walk-around zoom.

You may find something that comes closer to your criteria on APS-C or m43, but then you're on APS-C or m43...

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