Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by jon.rodeo

reviewer#10853 date: Jan-15-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-70mm f/4
Minolta 50mm f/1.4
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Minolta 70-210mm f/4 (beercan)
Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
price paid:1600 USD (used)
positive:Comparable to primes in sharpness. Color rendition, and contrast.
negative:Price and weight, but what can you expect for this kind of quality.
comment:This lens is fantastic and lives up to everything I expected it to be! Yeah sure there are cheeper lenses in this category, but all of them make sacrifices somewhere. I can shoot wide open with this lens and expect great results every time. I would recommend this pro-level lens to anyone willing to shell out!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 140
  • sharpness: 4.84
  • color: 4.91
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.75
  • flare control: 4.61
  • overall: 4.79
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