Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens – Featured User Review

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Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens – Featured User ReviewThink you have to invest in a Canon or Nikon digital SLR system if you want good glass? You thought wrong. Case in point – the top shelf Carl Zeiss lenses Sony makes for their Alpha DSLR system. The Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom is a perfect example. The Carl Zeiss 24-70mm review below was written by Greg McCary, one of my favorite photographers on Greg also happens to be a Leica rangefinder owner so you know he has high standards when it comes to lenses. He’s used a lot of different cameras and lenses so a positive review from him counts as a solid endorsement in my book.

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Featured Review: Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens

by Greg McCary (Intermediate)

Price Paid: $1500.00 Used
Review Date: May 6, 2012

Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 5 of 5

This lens is heavy and expensive but the Carl Zeiss shines. It is sharp at all focal lengths and apertures across the board. You could probably could make a windshield with the glass in it and have enough left over for a mirror or two.

It weighs two pounds but is worth carrying every ounce for the image quality. The colors, sharpness and contrast are amazing. You probably could get the same result from another high end lens with some Lightroom seat time but it’s nice to nail an out of camera shot without any post processing… (read more)

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