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

reviewer#45738 date: Jul-5-2021
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:Sony 70-400mm G1
Sony 70-400mm G2
Minolta 80-200mm G HS apo
Sony CZ 135mm f1.8
Minolta 28-70mm G
Minolta 85mm f1.4 G D
Tamron 17-35mm
price paid:$800 AUD (used)
positive:Excellent sharpness across range
Great focus on a99II body
Closer focus than Minolta 28-70mm G
negative:For my use - none
comment:Great lens - I picked it up due to the focus limits (speed and distance) of my Minolta 28-70mm G and it is sharper in the wider aperture settings giving more versatility with more range. Picked it up from a cool Dyxumer sale :).

rating summary

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  • 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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