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

reviewer#29677 date: Aug-27-2016
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:Minolta 28-75. Sony 16-50mm f2.8 on the A77. Minolta 35mm f2.0. Minolta 50mm f1.7. Zeiss 85mm f1.4. Sigma 50mm f1.4 HSM.
price paid:950 GBP
positive:Great Street lens. Deserves the Zeiss badge.
negative:Extends when zooming. No zoom lock!!!
comment:All round best ever keep on the camera walk around lens for the A99 , A900 and A850. Nuf said. Worth the money!

UPDATE. This lens continues to shine on the A99ii.

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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