Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 Zoom Lens

Compatible Cameras:  Sony FS7/ FS5/ A7S/ A7S Mk2/ A7R/ NEX Series

Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 Zoom Lens

f4
Auto/ Manual Focus
High resolution lens (noticeably sharper than Canon L-Series)
Daily rate: £28

Recommended Accessories

Clip-on Matte Box £15
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Our thoughts

The Sony Zeiss 24-70mm zoom lens is a good lens with its stabilisation and, as with all the Sony Zeiss range, is capable of producing high quality images at 4K. It’s a good standard lens that covers the distance of most desired focal lengths and pairs nicely with the Sony 70-200mm G lens for those long shots and extreme close ups.

Don’t be put off by the f4 aperture, these are very sensitive cameras and with a large chip you would rarely want a depth of field that is shorter than you can get with an f4 lens. The obsession with wide aperture lenses dates back to film days, when we were having to deal with very insensitive materials, and having a wide maximum aperture would determine whether you could shoot at all in certain situations.

The wider the aperture, the more difficult it is to design the lens, and the more expensive it is as a result. A wide aperture lens is always a compromise and a lot of the f1.4/f1.5/f2 lenses suffer from being a bit woolly around the edges when wide-open. For optimum performance f5.6 is the best stop to shoot at. As with all these lenses, they are predominantly designed for autofocus, and therefore are not ideal if you want to pull focus or for use with a follow focus, although possible.

A great ZEISS zoom for full frame bodies

This compact zoom lens can bring out the best in full frame E-mount cameras in a wide range of day-to-day shooting situations. A constant F4 maximum aperture enables consistent exposure settings throughout the 24mm to 70mm zoom range, while ZEISS optics with the acclaimed T* coating deliver outstanding clarity and beautiful rendering. It is dust/moisture resistant too.

MOUNT
Sony E-mount
FORMAT
35mm full frame
FOCAL-LENGTH (MM)
24-70mm
35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
36-105mm
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
10/12
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
84°-34°
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
61°-23°
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
4
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
22
APERTURE BLADES
7
CIRCULAR APERTURE
Yes
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
0.4m (1.32ft)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
0.20x
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
67mm
IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
Optical SteadyShot
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
73 x 94.5mm (2-7/8 x 3-3/4in.)
WEIGHT
426g (15.1oz.)
*
“35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)” and “Angle of View (APS-C)” are with interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH130: petal shape, bayonet type)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Case
Kit