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

Started Apr 4, 2019 | Discussions thread
NorCal Jim
NorCal Jim Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: Sony 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 is sharper than ZA 16-70 f/4

Thanks for sharing your comparison photos and for such an interesting topic!

I prefer using primes (from my film days) and it was a stretch for me to buy the 16-70 lens.  I later read some of the 16-70 threads on dpreview and was shocked at the controversy.  It turns out that I ended up with an excellent copy, for which I was very appreciative.

Eventually, I sold my 16-70 and various other e-mount lenses since I much preferred to use the small, light and fast Olympus Pen Primes (well, the 75 f/1.8 isn't small) together with the EM5ii & Pen-F cameras.  The major motivating factors were the size of the primes, the look and feel of the cameras, the better controls for handling and the 5-axis IBIS (no longer have a rock steady grip as I have aged).

I still have a fondness for Sony's amazing AF technology and have kept two APS-C cameras and an assortment of primes.

Thanks for sharing!


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