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Post Options Post Options   Quote artuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2018 at 19:56
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

The 24-70/4 is not a great lens according to most reviews. I would look at the 24-105/4 or the Tamron 28-75/2.8.
What prime are you looking at and what do you consider "fast"? If you're looking at an f/1.4 lens, I would move some of that money to your normal zoom. Get the 28/2 if you want a prime, it is considered to be the second best bang for your money in FE-mount (the best bang is the 85/1.8). If you shoot landscapes and still live, you do not need a fast prime.

You're struggling on this for a while and you mentioned in a previous thread on this subject that the A-mount 50/1.4 is your go to lens - if you want to replace that one, I would go 55/1.8 - the 50/1.4 is very expensive and 50/1.8 is considered to have too many compromises (if you need 50mm and you cannot afford the 55/1.8, it still is an option).

Regarding the macro's, if you use them in manual focus, get the LA-EA3. If you use them with AF, consider buying the 90/2.8.

So, looking at this and the previous thread, this is my opinion:
Get the A7ii with the Tamron 28-75 and the 28/2.
If you have money left, consider the 90/2.8 or the 55/1.8 based on the things I read about how you use your cameras.
If you still have money, get the A7r II in stead of the A7 II.

Edit: oh, you asked after the difference between the A7 II and A99 sensor, yeah, they are older sensors, comparable, but still very capable. The 42mp A7r II is better, as is the A7 III sensor.


Regarding the 24-70mm f4, I've always found mine perfectly ok on 24mp.

David Kilpatrick wrote a piece about it and notes that at the wide end it has quite strong field curvature, which probably makes some people think it's not sharp when shooting flat scenes.

I also found between 24-28mm It's behavior at the edges of the frame could be a little unpredictable even stopped down, but now I understand why - if the scene is flat, the edges look a little soft, whereas if the edges of the scene at nearer the camera than the centre they look ok.

Mine is good throughout the rest of the zoom range, and I don't find it unsharp at 70mm on 13-24mp.

Overall it's a perfectly competent lens and several bench tests seem to show a dscent if not spectacular performance.

It doesn't seem to play well with the a7r due to that cameras difficult sensor behavior, which I think also negatively influenced some peoples view of the lens.
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As mentioned earlier in this topic, I fully agree on the quality of the FE 24-70/4.
And results of DxOMark show really excellent results in combination with the A7Rii. Results are very close to these of the outstanding GM. (link DxOMark)
This confirms in any case my experience with this lens on both A7ii and A7Rii.
α7RII-VG 24-70G 70-200G 85/1.8 Samyang 35/2.8 ~~~ α6300 10-18/4 16-70/4 ~~~ Nex-5N 16-50 18-200 ~~~ RX10 IV ~~~ α100 50/1.4 24-105 ~~~ HX60V
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Originally posted by Paul07 Paul07 wrote:

As mentioned earlier in this topic, I fully agree on the quality of the FE 24-70/4.
And results of DxOMark show really excellent results in combination with the A7Rii. Results are very close to these of the outstanding GM. (link DxOMark)
This confirms in any case my experience with this lens on both A7ii and A7Rii.


So between us we feel its ok with the A7S, A7/II, and A7R2... I've never understood why it gets such a poor reputation, although I think the A7R sensor may be a factor.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paul07 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2018 at 09:16
Its DxOMark results with A7R were also far below those reported with A7Rii in any case. Leads me to the conclusion that the lens is just fine, but the combination with A7R indeed was not.
No clue what the technical explanation would sound like, but that is of little interest to me. Most important is that I enjoy this lens each time I use it, which is a lot .
α7RII-VG 24-70G 70-200G 85/1.8 Samyang 35/2.8 ~~~ α6300 10-18/4 16-70/4 ~~~ Nex-5N 16-50 18-200 ~~~ RX10 IV ~~~ α100 50/1.4 24-105 ~~~ HX60V
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