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Showcase Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by serhan, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
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  2. guillecastro

    guillecastro TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 9, 2013
    Hmmm... seems like Minolta 35-70 is at least same quality (if not better in some pictures)
     
  3. guillecastro

    guillecastro TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 9, 2013
    BTW, thanks for the links
     
  4. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    I guess I will look for a Minolta instead, but then it lacks the wide end even on FF equivalent sensor ... Zero distortion w/ Sony Zeiss is very good at the wide end.
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Thanks for sharing, that raw file didn't impress me completely, for me edge and corner sharpness is just not good enough for 16mm, f/5.6 and € 1000. The large central portion looks excellent, but then it should for a lens at that price point.
     
  6. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    First link shows more comparisons. Wide side is a little better then zoom end in his comparisons, but as you said for $1000 should be better.
     
  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks for posting those, serhan! I'm relieved to see that it appears to be not an exceptional lens. My SELP1650 will still carry the walk-around zoom load for me just fine.
     
  8. best_death_ever

    best_death_ever New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 26, 2013
    Ridgefield CT
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  9. sabesh

    sabesh TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 22, 2013
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Sammy
    I picked up this lens a few days ago. I'm absolutely loving the convenience of FF FOV 24-105mm F/4. And the IQ is quite good. Worth every cent I spent on it. Some test shots with my favourite subjects:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabesh/11003059633" title="Axl by Sam Sabapathy, on Flickr">//farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/11003059633_e1d3998528.jpg"500" height="332" alt="Axl"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabesh/11002942326" title="Pompidou by Sam Sabapathy, on Flickr">//farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/11002942326_438d819c76.jpg"500" height="305" alt="Pompidou"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabesh/11015331863" title="Pompidou by Sam Sabapathy, on Flickr">//farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/11015331863_f9d526b8f4.jpg"500" height="346" alt="Pompidou"></a>
     
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  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nice shots of the critters & welcome to the forum. :)
     
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  11. best_death_ever

    best_death_ever New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 26, 2013
    Ridgefield CT
    Love this lens!
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  12. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Got my copy from a nice person through Kijiji and had a possibility to check it before buying (I had a bad copy from B.H. and sent it back couple months ago), no decentering issues here. What I can tell about it after hundreds of pictures? It's a very good lens but not for every one. The focal range, physical size, usability, colors and contrast are just perfect. But there is one thing that may not be welcome fore serious photographers- resolving power, it's lower than supposed to be for this price. I agree to close my eyes on it and enjoying the excellence of other characteristics but if somebody will ask my advice about this lens I'll suggest to check it's files in full resolution before making a final decision. However I love it and enjoying every time of using. It's a very good lens.

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  13. Utik

    Utik TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Rimini, Italy
    I stil haven't decided if I like this lens or not, but since I still have to decide if I will pass to ff or not, I bet this can wait.
     
  14. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Like the third and forth
     
  15. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

    70
    Jul 31, 2013
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XWMd2uNKYAw3mxJyLA9bMdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"> 2500bw. "533" width="800" /></a>

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    The last one taken on 70mm wide open. The worse focal distance for sharpness according to the tests. Not that bad:)))
     
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  16. sabesh

    sabesh TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 22, 2013
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Sammy
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  17. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Very nice. Both photographer and lens!

    Wish I could justify the price of this lens. I will have to settle for the 18-105G.

    Sent from my XT1053 using Tapatalk
     
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  18. NkedFatWhiteGuy

    NkedFatWhiteGuy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Along the lines of what WestOkid is saying about affordability of this lens: if own or have owned this lens, would you buy it again? Would you recommend it to others?

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
     
  19. sabesh

    sabesh TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 22, 2013
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Sammy
    Yes & yes. I switched from m43 for this lens (and the 10-18mm lens).

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
     
  20. xremii

    xremii New to TalkEmount

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    Apr 9, 2015
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    spider! ahh!

    my attempt at a macro with this lens. overall, not bad I thought for freehand and high ISO640. If I had more light, maybe it would be better :)

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    onion plant starting to bloom

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    pong pong being lazy

    definitely enjoying this lens for its zoomyness. it fairs alright indoors but outdoors I think is where it shines. Love the solid shutter I get from it. It just sounds different than the 35mm on the a6000. It might just be in my head though!
     
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