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New 35mm, 24-70mm and 28-70mm FE lens reviews.


Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens. Image courtesy Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve (Click here) tested the Zeiss 24-70mm lens and has mixed feelings about it:

From the perspective of a people/reportage photographer I think it is a decent  but pricey lens. Looking from the perspective of a landscape photographer I am somewhat disappointed:
From 24-60mm most of the frame is super sharp from f/4, at 70mm you should stop it down to f/5.6 for really good results.
OSS, AF, the light weight and the useful zoom range make it a really handy lens which will give good results for most applications
From about 28mm to 60mm the performance is quite good, most of the image is super sharp from f/4 and the corners are sharp stopped down. The corners aren’t as sharp as those of some of my better primes but they are good enough in my eyes. The corners at around 24mm are lousy. Period. I don’t mind if corners aren’t sharp at f/4 as I am shooting at f/8 or f/11 anyway, but they never get sharp.

Our friends over at Photozone (Click here) tested the Zeiss 35mm FE lens. In short, the mechanical quality is top, the optical quality is high (with few flaws) and the only real flaw is the…high price.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Review at Photographyblog and writes:

The Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a very competent, if unspectacular, standard zoom lens for the Sony A7R/A7 full-frame compact system cameras.

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