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

reviewer#44307 date: May-27-2019
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:Sony 28 - 75 sam
Minolta 35 - 105 first edition
Tamron 35 -80 adaptall
price paid:680 CAD
cheap (used)
very very fast focus on a7riii
negative:body scratches easily
comment:I purchased a used copy of this lens for to use as my main travel and walk around lens. It is paired to my A7Riii. This lens being f4 is equivalent to an f2.8 on my old A mount gear because the iso of the A7riii is simply that much cleaner and you can shoot right up to 6400 comfortably. And I am a picky noise guy. The size of this lens makes it a clear winner for me. Fantastically sharp when stopped down and very very sharp centers wide open. This 24 - 70 at the used prices is an excellent choice. AF is fast enough to shoot moving running kids. a7riii v3 firmware.

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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