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#1 Guy R

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

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I am switching to Sony from Olympus and considering the a7RII with the 16-35 f/4 and 24-70 f/4 zooms.

Most people here seem to be happy with the 16-35, but the 24-70 f/4 gets very varied reviews on the net.

Anyone have experience of this lens?



#2 Jeffreykmd

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

I have the A7r2 with the 16-35. I am extremely happy with the results. I do not have the 24-70. I am using the FE 55 1.8 Zeiss.


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#3 Guy R

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:58 PM

That is an interesting combination Jeffrey, and the 55 gets very good reviews.



#4 Jeffreykmd

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:19 AM

I also own the 70-200 g 4.0 as well as the 90 2.8 macro


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:24 AM

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I use the 24-70. Greatest flaws are distortion and price. 

  

I don't use it for architecture and I bought mine cheap. 

 

So I have no complaint.  

 

YMMV

  

  

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#6 Jaf-Photo

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:52 AM

There is plenty material on these lenses, such as tests, reviews, image samples and performance videos.

My take would be to not go into Sony A7-series expecting to use the early f4 zooms only. They have some serious compromises in terms of image quality. They're not really cheap for what you get, either.

My guess is that you'll want to replace them sooner or later. Then you only have the large, expensive G Masters or the adapted Canikon route to choose between.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

Agree with Jaf, I started with the 24-70 F4 and was only moderately happy with its performance.When I replaced it with the 24-70 GM 2.8 I was staggered by the improvement!Well worth, for me, the extra cost and weight/size.


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