Further readings for the Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM
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In part 2 of our review of the best lenses for the Sony A99 II, we look at the performance of zoom lenses. More versatile than fixed focal length primes, zoom lenses offer the convenience of multiple focal lengths in a single lens. Image quality isn’t quite as good on a zoom compared to a prime, however, with generally lower lens metric scores recorded in our tests, although some zooms come pretty close.
In addition to revamping the premium-quality Zeiss-branded Vario-Sonnar 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM, Sony took the opportunity to do the same with its 24-70mm f2.8 sibling. Read on to find out how well this updated lens performs.
Following the recent reviews of the Canon mount and modified Nikon (AE) models we’ve now turned our attention to the Sony Alpha and Pentax K mount versions of the ultra-high speed Samyang 24mm f1.4 prime. Read on to find out how well the Samyang performs and if that or a rival model is the best choice for Sony and Pentax users.
As an moderately priced full-frame high-speed standard zoom, the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 seems like a promising option to the far pricier offerings from the camera makers. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Following our recommendations for the flagship Sony SLT-A99, we’ve had the opportunity to assess the firm’s semi-professional 24-Mpix DT (APS-C) format model - the SLT-A77 - with a sizeable collection of Sony and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these models perform best when paired with the camera.
After evaluating the performance characteristics of lenses mounted on full-frame models such as Nikon D800 and D600, as well as the Canon EOS 5D Mk III, we’ve now had the opportunity to analyze a range of lenses on the Sony SLT-A99. In this concise report, we’ll see how well the combination of Sony’s high-end image sensor and the latest Alpha mount lenses perform.
This G-series lens, equivalent to the L-series by Canon or DA-series by Pentax, could be placed along the lines of a Konica Minolta 35 mm f/1.4 G. This 35mm lens is fast, with its 1.4 aperture. It has a perfect wide angle for a full frame camera such as a Sony A900 or a Sony A850, this lens is a good 50mm equivalent mounted on a APS-C camera (like an A350, or the latest A580 and SLT A55). A brief review is available here...