Sony 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 is sharper than ZA 16-70 f/4

Started Apr 4, 2019 | Discussions thread
Sympa Senior Member • Posts: 2,490
Re: Sony 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 is sharper than ZA 16-70 f/4

PhotoFactor wrote:

I'm glad I never bought the 1670 although the size would be nice. But not the price/performance ratio.

I bought mine used with a camera and some original spare batteries. For the price I paid I cannot complain - the camera is making someone else happy, and I have my lens for 400 euro and some batteries thrown in.

I think 800 or 900 is just too much money given the imperfections the lens has.

But one important point: the 16-70 does not always sharpen up when stopped down a little. I think the 16-50 neither.

I wish I had a zoom that was nice and sharp all around at f/8 for landscapes...

 Sympa's gear list:Sympa's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS +4 more
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