Review of Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot) on the camera Sony a7 II

Navigation

  1. In short
  2. History
  3. Main Specifications
  4. Assembly
  5. Focusing
  6. Aperture Features
  7. Stabilizer
  8. Image quality
  9. Sample Photos
  10. Short video review
  11. My personal experience with the lens
  12. Lens prices
  13. Results
  14. User Comments
  15. Add your review or question on the lens

In short

The Sony SEL2470Z was introduced in the fall of 2013, along with two cameras, in the new line of Sony ILCE mirrorless full-frame cameras - Sony a7R and Sony a7. This lens is co-developed by Carl Zeiss and Sony. The Sony SEL2470Z bears the 'ZA' lettering on its body, indicating that the lens has passed the highest quality standards set by Carl Zeiss.

The Sony SEL2470Z is a conventional general purpose (standard) zoom lens with a popular range of focal lengths from 24mm to 70mm. The main features of the lens are a constant maximum aperture, an image stabilizer and a rugged body.

To be very short, this is a good lens, but for a lot of money.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

History

In 2006, Sony and Zeiss became partners in the production of lenses and released the first three joint lenses: Carl Zeiss 85/1.4135/1.8 и 16-80/3.5-4.5 for SLR cameras with a Sony A / Minolta A mount. In the future, their cooperation continued and resulted in many other solutions.

Below shown list of all Sony ZA lenses:

E (APS-C):

  1. Carl Zeiss Sonnar E 1.8 /24 ZA T * (Sony SEL24F18Z) [2011]
  2. Carl Zeiss Vario-tessar E 4 /16 70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL1670Z) [2013]

FE (Full Frame):

  1. Zeiss Distagon FE 1.4 /35 ZA T * (Sony SEL35F14Z) [2014]
  2. Carl Zeiss Sonnar FE 2.8 /35 ZA T * (Sony SEL35F28Z) [2013]
  3. Zeiss planar FE 1.4 /50 ZA T * (Sony SEL50F14Z) [2016]
  4. Carl Zeiss Sonnar FE 1.8 /55 ZA T * (Sony SEL55F18Z) [2013]
  5. Zeiss Vario-tessar FE 4 /16 35 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL1635Z) [2014]
  6. Carl Zeiss Vario-tessar FE 4 /24 70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z) [2013]

A (APS-C):

  1. Carl Zeiss Vario-sonnar DT 3.5-4.5 /16 80 ZA T * (Sony SAL1680Z) [2006]

A (Full Frame):

  1. Carl Zeiss Distagon 2/24 ZA T * SSM (Sony SAL24F20Z) [2010]
  2. Carl Zeiss planar 1.4 /50 ZA T * SSM (Sony SAL50F14Z)
  3. Carl Zeiss planar 1.4 /85 ZA T * (Sony SAL85F14Z) [2006]
  4. Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 /135 ZA T * (SAL135F18Z) [2006]
  5. Carl Zeiss Vario-sonnar 2.8 /16 35 ZA T * SSM (Sony SAL1635Z) [2008]
  6. Zeiss Vario-sonnar 2.8 /16 35 ZA SSM II T * (Sony SAL1635Z2) [2015]
  7. Carl Zeiss Vario-sonnar 2.8 /24 70 ZA T * SSM (Sony SAL2470Z) [2008]
  8. Zeiss Vario-sonnar 2.8 /24 70 ZA SSM II T * (Sony SAL2470Z2) [2015]

Main technical characteristics of Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot):

Review Instance Name Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot) E-mount 45812491
Basic properties
  • FE (Full-frame E-mount) - Designed for use on 'E' mount full frame mirrorless cameras. On the lens is duplicated by the inscriptions 'E-mount' and 'SEL'.
  • U.S.S (Optical Steady Shot) -built-in image stabilizer
  • T* - special coating for optics Carl Zeiss T *
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar - Carl Zeiss lens with variable focal length (Vario - zoom lens) Tessar trademark
  • ZA (ZEISS Alpha) - the lens has been tested by Zeiss to all the highest quality standards. The lens was developed by Sony in cooperation with Zeiss.
  • SEL - Sony 'E' mount mirrorless lens, Sony's short abbreviation for lens marking. This lens has a short name and identifier 'SEL2470Z'.
  • DMF (DDirectly Mannual Focus) - direct manual focus)
  • Quiet linear focus motor
  • Internal focus
  • Electronic focus ring
  • Aspherical elements in the optical circuit
  • Low dispersion elements in the optical circuit
  • Dust and moisture protection (confirmed by instructions)
  • Rounded petals aperture
  • Constant maximum relative aperture 1: 4 over the entire range of focal lengths
Front Filter Diameter 67 mm, metal thread for filters
Focal length 24-70 mm, EGF for Sony cameras with APS-C sensor is 36-105 mm
Zoom ratio 2.92 X (usually just talking about XNUMXx zoom)
Designed by for Sony ILCE digital mirrorless cameras
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Labels focal lengths for 24, 35, 50, 70 mm, bayonet mount mark, fitting and fixing marks for the hood
Diaphragm from F / 4 over the entire range of focal lengths to F / 22. The lens does not have an aperture control ring.
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 0.4 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 5
The weight 430 g
Optical design 12 elements in 10 groups. The scheme includes:

  • 1 low dispersion element (shown in green on the optical diagram). The presence of such elements in the name of the lens is not indicated.
  • 5 aspherical elements (shown in purple on the optical diagram). The presence of such elements in the name of the lens is not indicated.

Optical design Sony SEL2470

The image of the optical circuit is clickable.

Lens hood ALC-SH130 (supplied)
Transportation Using a soft case (supplied)
Manufacturer country Made In Thailand, Fabrique en Thailande (Label printed on the bayonet side)
Period October 16, 2013
Instruction (multilingual) View–>
Price See

The lens can also be used on Sony Nex cameras ('E' mount and crop factor Kf = 1.5X), while crop factor, its EGF will be 36-105mm.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Assembly

Sony SEL2470Z assembled very well. Almost the entire outer part of the lens housing is made of metal. Separately, I want to note that the zoom and focus rings are also made of metal coated with black paint. On the copy from this review, there are several scratches on the zoom ring that expose the silver-white metal from which they are made.

Zoom ring rotates very smoothly, the zoom ring travel is balanced over the entire range of focal lengths. The frame of the body (trunk) spontaneously not put forward and does not move, most likely, even with time this problem is not scary to this lens. Sony SEL2470Z, which was in my review, has already seen quite a few on its life path, but its mechanics have remained in very good condition. The retractable frame of the housing consists of one metal section, there are no backlashes between this section and the lens body. During a change in focal length, the front of the housing, together with the front lens, does not rotate.

When the focal length is changed, the rear lens moves, but the effect of the 'air pump' (better known as'vacuum cleaner effect') is very weak, apparently the lens design provides for some tricks to reduce air blowing.

On the bayonet side, the frame rim forms a 'film hood'- rectangular hole for the light flux. Of course, the bayonet mount is made of metal.

The thread for the filters is metal, with a diameter of 67 mm. It comes with a lens very dense and massive plastic hoodwhich can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position of 24 mm, access to the focus ring is partially lost. The lens hood is installed in special grooves near the front lens, while changing the focal length the lens hood moves with the retractable frame of the housing.

Also included is a soft leatherette case for comfortable transport of the lens. The inside of the cover has a fabric covering. It's a trifle, but the case is really very nice.

The good news is that the Sony SEL2470Z has dust and moisture protection... I used it without any problems in the drizzling rain, the only thing that worried me was the possibility of water flowing through the retractable frame of the case. Unlike Canon and Nikon rugged lenses, the Sony SEL2470Z does not have an 'O' rubber seal near his mount. Unfortunately, Sony SEL2470Z does not use a water-repellent coating on the front lens, and small drops of water have to be very carefully blown off or wiped with a special cloth.

The lens itself is not very large, but at the same time its dimensions cannot be called 'compact', and the weight of almost half a kilogram immediately makes itself felt.

Like most modern universal (standard) lenses, the Sony SEL2470Z lacks all sorts of labels and switches. Only the focal length values ​​and the lens and hood attachment marks can be found on the body. And it would seem that this is a trifle, but in real shooting conditions such switches are greatly lacking.

Oh yes, these lenses are produced in Thailand, the inscription 'Made in Thailand' is hidden from the side of the mount - that is, when the lens is installed, this inscription is not visible, while it was not placed on the information plate, where all other technical information is indicated (meaning this part of the lens body).

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Focusing

Sony SEL2470Z uses electronic focus ring. During manual focus, the ring rotates very smoothly and has no boundary values ​​- it can be rotated in one direction or the other as much as necessary. The ring remains stationary during autofocus. Electronic focusing ring, like electronic viewfinder - a big and painful topic. To be very brief, the electronic focusing ring greatly simplifies the design of the lens, great for smooth focusing, but at the same time, the electronic focusing ring consumes energy during manual focusing, and other unpleasant little things may appear.

Due to the fact that on the lens body no focus switch, you can switch to manual focus mode only using the camera menu. You can also set one of the programmable shortcuts to choose the focus method. Camera Sony a7 II, on which I used this lens, allows it to work in four focus modes: AF-A, AF-C, DMF and MF.

The lens supports DMF (DDirectly Mannual Focus - direct manual focusing), the only trouble is that the focus ring is listened only if the focus mode is DMF (Pramaya RF) and only when the focus activation button is pressed. In modes AF-A (Single AF) and AF-C (Continuous AF) the lens ignores the rotation of the focus ring and it is not possible to perform fine-tuning or focus compensation. In the future, most likely, any restrictions or inconveniences associated with manual focus control can be resolved by updating the software for the cameras on which it will be used.

Sorry, Sony SEL2470Z devoid of scale focusing distance, depth of field scale and other useful marks. One gets the impression that it's not a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, but a cheap Chinese 'whale' lens.

Auto Focus on Sony SEL2470Z fast, very quiet and internal type. The minimum focusing distance is 40 cm over the entire range of focal lengths, while you can get the maximum magnification for macro shooting equal to 1: 5. On camera Sony a7 II the lens focuses accurately, but the tenacity of focus very much depends on the focusing system of the camera, and, in the case of Sony a7 IIShe wants the best.

The good news is that the lens is nearly perfect parfocal - it does not knock out focusing when changing the focal length (during my testing, the pre-focus function was turned off).

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Stabilizer

Sony SEL2470Z FE uses the built-in image stabilizer OSS (Optical Steady Shot).

Unfortunately, the instructions, as well as official sources, do not indicate the effectiveness of the stabilizer in the compensation levels excerpts... Everything that is stated in the instructions regarding the stabilizer is' Shake compensation function
Yes' ('Jitter compensation function - present').

Some people talk about 2-3 stops of compensation. I could not check the effectiveness of the stabilizer, because I could not find it in the camera menu Sony a7 II how to simultaneously turn off the matrix stabilizer and turn on the lens stabilizer. In the instructions to Sony a7 II I did not find any data at all about using, turning on or off the stabilizer built into the lens (you can see for yourself instructions).

Stabilizer operation

Stabilizer operation

If in the camera menu Sony a7 II turn on the SteadyShot function, both the camera stabilizer and the lens stabilizer will work simultaneously. At the same time, the built-in stabilizer in the camera’s matrix compensates for rotational movements (shown in orange) and movements in the horizontal and vertical planes (shown in red), while the stabilizer built into the lens compensates oblique movements (shown in blue). Most likely, such a partition to compensate for certain movements is associated with focusing accuracy, because the slopes of the matrix can affect the focusing accuracy and the depth of field of the generated image.

In conjunction with the on-camera stabilizer, the Sony SEL2470Z FE stabilizer works very well.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Diaphragm

Sony SEL2470Z FE can use a maximum 1: 4 relative aperture over the entire range of focal lengths. Aperture can close up to a maximum of F / 22 over the entire range of focal lengths.

Circles in the blur zone at F / 5.6

Circles in the blur zone at F / 5.6

The lens uses only 7 aperture blades. The petals are rounded, but not as good as we would like. On covered diaphragms, 7 angle nuts in the blur zone are still visible. For a lens of this level, this is unacceptable.

At any value of the focal length, the aperture blades do not completely hide, but remain somewhat covered. Typically, zoom lenses at some focal length value use a hole that is not formed by the petals, but remains perfectly round due to the inner frame of the case. At other focal lengths, the petals may be slightly closed, even if a fully open aperture is used. In this case, the aperture blades should be covered to correctly recalculate the relative aperture when changing the focal length. The behavior of the aperture blades is clearly shown in my video review Sony SEL2470Z.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Image quality

The optical scheme was stuffed with a large number of aspherical elements and one low-dispersion element. I would expect very good performance from such an optical design. Note that now 'Tessar' refers more to the lens brand than to the actual optical design. If you remember, initially 'Tessar' had only 4 optical elements in 3 groups.

With image quality the Sony SEL2470Z all is well or, at least, it seems that everything is fine. It seems because on-camera JPEG with Sony a7II Shows a modified picture, which is devoid of some flaws in the image quality of the lens. Some functions that improve image quality can be disabled, some are not disabled. To see the real image quality, you need to dig deeper into RAW files.

In the center of the frame, the lens is expectedly sharp, only 70 mm sharpness sags a little. Also, sharpness sags at open apertures at the edges and corners of the image at 24 mm focal length. In general, on the covered diaphragms of resolution, this lens is quietly enough for any modern multi-megapixel matrix.

What is bad is a strong distortion at 24 mm focal length. But chromatic aberration strongly visible only at the edges of the image at 24 mm, at other focal lengths they are well corrected.

The lens behaves well in backlighting, the amount of glare is negligible. Good resistance to side and backlight while maintaining contrast is not a big problem for modern 'dark' lenses, especially since the Sony SEL2470Z uses legendary optical coating Zeiss T *.

In general, I would call the image quality with Sony SEL2470Z expected for such a lens, but the legendary Carl Zeiss always wants something more.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Sample Photos

All photos were taken on a 24 MP Sony Aphs 7 II camera (in EXIF it is marked as ICLE-7M2). In the gallery of photos without processing, such as they turned out in camera JPEG, only the size was reduced to 1600 x 1200 pixels and the data was imprinted EXIF.

Source files in '.JPEG' format can be downloaded at this link (537 MB, 58 files), '.ARW' files can be downloaded at this link (518 MB, 28 files).

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Video review

Video review can be viewed at my new YouTube channel (subscribe and like!)

My experience

$ 1200 for a Thai Carl Zeiss with f / 4 and 7 aperture blades, electronic focus ring and no switches? Father Nikon, what are they doing there in the sales department. I have never seen the Sony SEL2470Z positioned as a professional lens, and therefore I still cannot understand where such a huge cost comes from. And yet, I used to think that 'Carl Zeiss' and 'Thailand' are not compatible concepts.

Sony SEL2470Z FE, like other Sony FE lenses, are aimed at strong integration with the camera. First of all, this integration is visible by the electronic focus ring and the absence of the focus distance scale, because the distance scale can now be displayed on the main display of the camera. Also, the lack of switches leads to the fact that the camera menu takes all the burden of controlling the lens. And worst of all, the lens is designed for the camera to programmatically correct a number of its serious flaws, primarily the strong distortion of 24 mm. I am not happy with this situation.

Also, I really did not like the lack of a description of the stabilizer in the instructions for the camera and lens.

The Sony SEL2470Z FE itself is quite good working lensbut it can only be a compromise for the 24-70 / 2.8 'serious lenses'.

For amateur photography, I still recommend staying at a good Sony FE 3.5-5.6 / 28-70 OSS SEL2870which will carry out 80% of the same work as the Sony SEL2470Z, but at the same time you can save a lot of money.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Prices

Real prices for the lens in online stores can see here.

All Sony FE Lenses and Cameras

Fixes:

  1. Sony FE 14 mm F / 1.8 GM
  2. Sony FE 20 mm F / 1.8 G
  3. Sony FE 24 mm F / 1.4 GM
  4. Sony FE 24 mm F / 2.8 G
  5. Sony FE 28 mm F / 2.0
  6. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 GM
  7. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 ZA
  8. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.8
  9. Sony FE 35 mm F / 2.8 ZA
  10. Sony FE 40 mm F / 2.5 G
  11. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.2 GM
  12. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.4 ZA
  13. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.8
  14. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.8 Macro
  15. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.5 G
  16. Sony FE 55 mm F / 1.8 ZA
  17. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.4 GM
  18. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.8
  19. Sony FE 90 mm F / 2.8 Macro G U.S.S
  20. Sony FE 100 mm F / 2.8 STF GM U.S.S
  21. Sony FE 135 mm F / 1.8 GM
  22. Sony FE 400 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S
  23. Sony FE 600 mm F / 4 GM U.S.S

Zuma:

  1. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 2.8 GM
  2. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 4 G
  3. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 2.8 GM
  4. Sony FE 16-35 mm T / 3.1 PZ GC
  5. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S
  6. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 2.8 GM
  7. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S
  8. Sony FE 24-105 mm F / 4 G U.S.S
  9. Sony FE 24-240 mm F / 3.5-6.3 OSS
  10. Sony FE 28-60 mm F / 4-5.6
  11. Sony FE 28-70 mm F / 3.5-5.6 OSS
  12. Sony FE 28-135 mm F / 4 G PZ U.S.S
  13. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S
  14. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 4 G U.S.S
  15. Sony FE 70-300 mm F / 4.5-5.6 G U.S.S
  16. Sony FE 100-400 mm F / 4.5-5.6 GM U.S.S
  17. Sony FE 200-600 mm F / 5.6-6.3 G U.S.S

Autofocus full-frame lenses for Sony E / FE mount are also available from other manufacturers: Tamron, Sigma, tokina, felttrox, Samyang, Zeiss batis, Yongnuo (follow the links for detailed lists of all lenses)

All Full Frame Sony E-mount Cameras

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot) on camera Sony a7 II

Results

Sony SEL2470Z is a lens with a very high-quality assembly (with dust and moisture protection), compact size, image stabilizer, fast focusing, f / 4 aperture throughout the focal length range, but at the same time they forgot to add a mechanical focus ring and stabilizer switches to the lens. focusing. And the cost of the lens leaves much to be desired, besides, the optical lens is not ideal - it has a strong distortion by 24 mm and a drop in sharpness by 24 mm and f / 4 at the edges and corners of the image.

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Comments: 95, on the topic: Review of Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS T * (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4 / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot)

  • Pastor

    Yes, it is somehow ambiguous. Like a mirrorless and the future, like Zeiss and one of the best glassmakers, but the feeling is so-so from the kit. It even turns out used a7 + this glass comes out at least at a price of 5 dm2 + 24-70 2.8. And the second bundle will give, in my opinion, much more than the first. Let the 24-70 be too big, but this glass is not quite a kid either. Plus, the autofocus even in the first penny is a bit better than the a7. Glass is clearly not attractive to its value, at least with the current Russian ruble exchange rate. It turns out cheaper to take even 24-70 2.8 l2. Which, as for me, will break this zeiss on all fronts (well, except for the stub). And then there is Nikon's 24-70 2.8vr ... In general, it is too early to bury DSLRs, while in many respects they make bezerkalki.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thanks. The information in the review has been changed. New glasses added to lists https://radojuva.com.ua/2015/06/sony-e-ef-lenses/

      • sergeykodak

        Good day! How is it in speed and tenacity of autofocus compared to 28-70? How is he shooting a video, not very convenient? I look as a replacement for priority 28-70 on the video.

  • Oleg

    Why is this happening in the world? In the 90s I used contact lenses with 50 / 1.4 85 / 1.4 28 / 2.8 lenses ... and there was never any talk of such a difference in edge-center, oddistortion, chromaticity. Today we are getting glass for a lot of money, which does not even cost a third of this cost! They sell blatant shit - they themselves write about a bunch of shortcomings and at the same time they break up such money! It’s just a mess!

    • Artem

      Who forbids you to use them now? Why do you need lenses with fast autofocus, stabilizer and high resolution? These are all tricks of the liquid massons and reptilians!

  • Vadim Fedorov

    Thanks for the review. I read it with interest. It’s quite a decent zoom, with a sharp and colorful picture. Plus stub. For every day the very thing. The price is of course Sonevskaya. Here is the main minus.

  • Koba

    Sony is interested in how to get more profit, they do not care what they think users think and so on. In fact, all companies work that way. Users buy, then everything is right. We must also take into account the fact that most users do not understand anything in photography and photographic equipment, they even think that if there is a Sony label and a high price, this is better, especially in Asia (primarily in China, for which the equipment is designed Sony), where 99% of users primarily look at the price and choose more expensive equipment. If you look at the statistics of online sales of cameras in China, then expensive items are sold in MORE than cheap ones. Are you surprised? It makes no difference to buyers here, the difference is 700-800 dollars, this is 5000 yuan in China, in fact, it is not money. Young Chinese began to buy Lake in one lens to show off somewhere, never even using it. Sony is sold here even in small villages, and people buy it, and then they begin to think about how to rent it and in general what are they suitable for. Remember, a small thing in Asia is valued very highly, in general everything small is valued here very highly, not only in China, and do you know why? Surprisingly, the decisive factor here is the laziness of the majority of the population, the fear of spoiling one's health. So people think that wearing small and light things will help them not to spoil their hands from heavy things, especially for girls weighing 40 kg. In part, there is a certain truth in this ... And here some people seriously compare Sony's cameras with Nikons and Kenons. Yes, you look, Kenon never presented a new mirrorless camera for the US market at all, they don't give a damn about the United States, when 60 (!!!) times more mirrorless cameras are sold in China than in the USA, it's not for nothing that local optics manufacturers immediately began to produce lenses specifically for mirrorless cameras, by the way, are quite good and inexpensive ... By the way, one interesting point: in Russian-language reviews of photographic equipment they usually laugh at all kinds of built-in filters, but in vain. The fact is that they are very, very popular in Asian countries, without them the seller will not be able to sell the camera here, you need to show the buyer that he can create funny photos right in the camera, so embedding all this into the cameras is not the manufacturers' fun, but the result of the prioritization Asian markets for their cameras, or, let's say, whoever likes what, Asians like it, and others don't use the path if they don't want to ... Mirrorless cameras were not originally designed for professional photographers, with the exception of some of the latest and most expensive ones, has anyone seen professional reporters with Fuji or Sony cameras? Of course not ... For now ... Professional versions are made for the same purpose as Mercedes and BMWs release their hot versions of cars - to be admired with a circulation of 10000 copies, and to buy a small car with a circulation of millions.

  • Erbolat

    Friends to all, hello! Tell me please, I am faced with the choice of Sony SAL 16-80 F3.5-4.5ZA (Carl-Zeiss) and Minolta 28-70 F2.8G. For shooting a children's portrait on a crop. I want to shoot only in BW. For the price: Zeiss Stock Off. magician the discount is $ 200, and Minolta on eBay is $ 500. Is it worth it to overpay for used Minolta? For BW shooting, which one is better. Thanks!

    • Michael

      It’s worth it if there is an opportunity, even if you don’t understand now. Especially for a portrait

  • Anna

    Good day! Could you give some advice, please? I always shot on fixes, I look after the universal zoom up to 1000 euros.
    For the A7II camera, which is better?
    Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 4 / 24-70 ZA OSS or Sigma 24-105 + adapter for E-mount
    (I’m not sure that the distance to 105 mm in my case is necessary for me, I never shot more than 85 mm. I’m shooting private photo shoots and reporting events)
    Thank you!

  • anonym

    I used it for almost a year, sold it and crossed myself with my left heel ... now tamron 28-75 / 2.8 may be slightly inferior in speed, materials, etc. but the result is much better!

  • Maksim

    This is a great lens! It is not for everyone, only for those who have enough money for a ticket to 1 class. I managed to buy it from my hands for ~ $ 600 (01/2019). Compared to the whale sel2870, the difference is very noticeable. I do not know in what units sharpness can be measured, but it is an order of magnitude higher than that of a whale. Color rendering is more natural. At 24mm there is terrible distortion, but it, in the presence of RAW, corrects in Lightroom / Camera Raw (raw converter) when choosing the profile of this lens.

  • Jury

    "Holy Father Nikon, what are they doing there in the sales department"
    What are they doing there? Optics for Nikon full-frame OPCs cost comparable money, aren't they?

    • B. R. P.

      The review was written when there were no Nikon full-frame OLCs yet.

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