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

reviewer#42986 date: Jan-15-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:24-70 Zeiss A-mount
price paid:approx. 1200 Euros
positive:Zeiss colors, contrast and pop. Sharpness is very good, a little fall-off on the edges but not enough to make it an issue. Build, handling all are top notch.
negative:There are maybe "better by numbers" zoom lenses but this lens has that Zeiss rendering which is unique, and it is just very very good overall.
comment:This lens does not deserve the bad rap it gets from some. Maybe I just have an excellent copy. Also IMHO in these days distortion and light falloff are non-issues so I do not take that into account.

rating summary

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  • 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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