Further readings for the Sony FE Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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At less than half the price of the marginally wider, slightly faster Zeiss 24-70mm f4, this in-house Sony model looks like a tempting alternative, but can it meet the demands of the high-resolution sensor in the A7R? Read on to find out.
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On the optical point of view the two couples are pretty good. But the Sony A7R sensor performance brings more information capacity, therefore a higher overall score. For more information about the sensor comparison, please check: http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-A7R-versus-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III___917_795)
Re: measurements of FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z)
Hi, Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, it is quite touchy to explain the reason of the "inconsistency " you're referring to, but it is safe to say that it may be caused by a slight sample default. I am glad to inform you that the Sony FE 28-70mm is in lab, and its review should be available very soon. The lens results for the Sony A7 should follow, so stay tuned!
Thank you for the SEL2470Z review. I would like to ask when SEL1670Z review will be available. This item is even not in the list of Sony lenses. So I had to post my question here. The comparison between 1670Z and 2470Z would be the major interest among a large group of NEX APS-C users. Me too, who understood that I will transfer to FF in the future, would like to know if I should start preparing for the FF right now. Thank you.
For this lens the best apertures are f/5.6, f/8 and f/11 for every focal. This performance depends on optical design. But usually it is a bit more difficult to design a lens that achieves its best performance at the wider aperture. At 70mm f/8, one point is slightly lower than f/11 (5% lower) but it is worth nothing that these 2 apertures remain the best as for other focals. Best regards.