Sony Carl Zeiss FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* E-mount lens review by djmurdok818

reviewer#11812 date: May-6-2014
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 24-105 f3.5-4.5
price paid:$900
positive:I love the feel of the lens, build quality is nice..very nice, fast auto focusing on my A7, sharp at f4, smooth bokeh, great colors and contrast.
negative:The distortion, and edge softness is pretty bad, it never gets any better even stopped down..
Ive owned 2 copies of this lens now, and sold both, not happy with image quality at all. colors, contrast are nice..but distortion and edge softness are really bad.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 23
  • sharpness: 4.43
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.78
  • distortion: 3.96
  • flare control: 4.70
  • overall: 4.53 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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