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

reviewer#45573 date: Aug-24-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 24-105 3.5-4.5
Sony FE 28-70MM F/3.5-5.6 OSS
Tamron 28‑75 mm f / 2.8 Di III RXD
price paid:400 (new)
positive:Versatile, compact, robust, sharpness and contrast.
negative:Bit short
comment:Underrated. Don't just rely on the online reviews, but try the lens yourself. I've got a nice deal on it and chose it over the Tamron.

Use it on an A7ii. Often with a Marumi cpl and sometimes with a Marumi Achromat +5.

Even on f4 the lens is sufficient sharp. I shoot mainly outdoors.

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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