Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by Blair7

reviewer#9578 date: Nov-11-2011
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 28-135, Minolta 28-105 RS, Minolta 50 1.7, Minolta 50 1.4, Minolta 24 2.8
price paid:1800 CDN
positive:Sharpness, quality images, fast focus
negative:Heavy, Expensive
comment:I did not understand all the fuss until I bought this lens and now I get it. There will be more Zeiss in my future.
While some tests show that other lenses do as well or better in some areas this one does it all in my view.
It has become my walk around lens on my A850. I uses my primes much less although I am going to make an effort to use them more.
If your budget can manage this one get it.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania