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

reviewer#11252 date: Jul-16-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:DT 16-50 /2.8 SSM
price paid:875 USD (used)
positive:- Rich of micro contrast
- Rich of color tone
negative:- Slightly soft on conner
- Focusing accuracy is inconsistence when focusing with Left focus point
comment:Surprising me, the DT16-50/2.8 is shaper than this CZ lens.
However, overall image quality is still CZ take the lead.

Just received 2nd copy, the sharpness and focusing speed are much better compared with my 1st copy when plug into A99.
It sharp across the range with wide open. Seem like is something not right on my 1st copy. Will revise the sharpness rating from 4.5 to 5.

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 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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