Compatible Cameras: Sony FS7/ FS5/ A7S/ A7S Mk2/ A7R/ NEX Series
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.
- Sony E-mount
- 35mm full frame
- FOCAL-LENGTH (MM)
- 35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
- LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
- ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
- ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
- MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
- MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
- APERTURE BLADES
- CIRCULAR APERTURE
- MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
- 0.4m (1.32ft)
- MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
- FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
- IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
- Optical SteadyShot
Size & Weight
- DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
- 73 x 94.5mm (2-7/8 x 3-3/4in.)
- 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.
What’s In The Box
- Lens hood (ALC-SH130: petal shape, bayonet type)
- Lens front cap
- Lens rear cap