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01-16-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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First Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens Review for the Sony A7/A7R

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Welcome to the Zeiss Sonnar FE F4 24 to 70mm Lens Review for the Sony A7/A7R by ItsDanKReviews!

The new Zeiss Sonnar FE F4 24 to 70mm has a good amount of contrast and sharpness and really is only bested slightly by the 35mm 2.8 which is the fastest and sharpest FE lens available in the range so that's not bad at all.

Both lenses are T* so you'd expect good performance out of them anyway but I can see quite a few being discouraged by the price.

The real winner for the new lens is the optical steady shot which is almost better than having a steady cam rig. The film I took with it was mostly with one hand and with two hands you can almost convince people that you had shot on a tripod, it's that good and you can see that footage when I get around to uploading it to YouTube.

All in all, great lens if you want a high quality, constant AF solution that comes with in-built stabilization and weather sealing. Check out some of my shots with the lens and comparison shots with other Sony A7 Lenses below on my Flikr!

Zeiss F2.8 35mm
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A7 Kit Lens F3.5-5.6 28-70mm
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01-20-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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Ouch, I am a real sucker for Zeiss and this just keeps on getting more and more tempting. Are you sure that it's a Vario Sonnar?
In the video on the lens I can read Vario-Tessar. The contrast and rendering remind me a bit of my tessar lenses as well.

If only Sony was making real SLR's (with mirrors)
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My mistake . I copied his youtube title , it's a Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS and I have it on pre-order at B&H for my full frame Sony VG900.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens SEL2470Z B&H
Sony Global - Digital Imaging - ? Lenses - Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS

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SLRCLUB.com review

SLRCLUB, ??? ???? ?? ????


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Two more test videos.


01-25-2014, 09:11 PM   #6
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the only wide(24mm) landscape infinity focus shots that i've seen by this lens were not all that impressive... weak on the sides, like so many other 24mm's on the a7r.

i hope it was just photographer error, probably shooting at the wrong aperture.

a lot of people are banking big time that this zoom is gonna deliver on the wide end.
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