Showing posts with label 24-70 Vario Tessar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 24-70 Vario Tessar. Show all posts

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mountaineering with the Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE by burnymeister

Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE by burnymeister
@24mm, Aperture: f/8, ISO 25600, 20s Shutter Speed


Vern D took his Sony A7s and Zeiss 24-70mm FE OSS on a mountaineering adventure. The A7s low light capability counteracts the Zeiss 24-70mm maximum aperture of f/4. The max aperture is at f/4 in order to keep the Zeiss 24-70mm as a small and light package. Vern's lightweight full frame kit went to Mount Woolley, Diadem, Little Alberta and Mushroom Peak providing excellent images day or night.

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Sony A7r with Zeiss 24-70mm FE OSS Lens


See more of Vern Ds photos below.

Friday, March 21, 2014

How Good is the Sony 28-70mm FE OSS Lens?

Sony A7 Kit with 28-70mm Lens



iso.light wanted to see how good the Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 FE OSS Lens was. In order to test this he compared the lens against the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens

from iso.light:
So the question arose: should I get the Zeiss 24-70mm zoom lens? What improvements would it bring over the kit lens? Is that really worth 1200$?

Well, you tell me! Here are some comparisons pictures, all shot with a tripod and the OSS turned off. The same focal length and other settings were selected on each lens (at least that’s what the EXIF says) and I tried to change the lenses as fast as possible between the shots.
There are 5 pairs labelled A & B, in no particular order. I’m interested to see which picture you prefer? They all have been edited inLightRoom with exactly the same settings for each pair (note that no lens correction was applied as LR5.3 has no profile for the Zeiss yet). There are no right or wrong answers, you can either try to guess the manufacturer or simply state which picture you prefer over the other (or no particular preference)

Test your skill. See if you can spot the Sony or the Zeiss lens.

Sony A7r with the Zeiss 24-70mm Lens


Thanks iso.light! Check out his flickr page.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Zeiss 24-70mm FE Autofocus Speed Test

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Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA with the A7r


Zeiss 24-70mm AF Speed Test


SLR Club posted a video of the autofocus speed of the new Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 ZA FE Vario-Tessar lens. This lens is made for the new Sony A7 cameras and covers its full frame sensor. This lens will also work on NEX aps-c cameras and will have an equivalent fov of 36-105mm.

We are wondering how this lens compares to the Zeiss 16-70mm E ZA lens which is for the aps-c sensor. Both lenses share the common features. They have image stabilization, maximum aperture of f/4, and are dubbed Vario-Tessar by Zeiss.

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Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA Pre-order from Amazon
Ships early February


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Save $200 on the Sony A7R Camera

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Sony A7r Checkout Cart


Sony is offering a $200 credit if you spend $500 at the Sony online store using a new Sony Visa. This discount applies to any NEX purchase totaling over $500 including the new Sony A7r and pre-ordering the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens.

  1. Add the Sony A7R Camera to your cart.
  2. Go to the Secure Checkout.
  3. Enter your billing and shipping address.
  4. Choose your shipping method.
  5. At the Payment screen, shown above, click on the Visa Apply Now button. A new window will pop up.
  6. Read the fine print. Fill out the Sony Card application.
  7. If you are approved, the Sony Card can be used to process the Sony A7r purchase.
  8. Now we wait 8-12 weeks and the $200 credit will appear on the Sony Card statement. There is 0% interest until October 2014.

The fine print:

In order to receive your $200 statement credit, you must make at least $500 in purchases within 90 days of account opening. The credit will appear on your monthly Sony Card statement within 8-12 weeks of your qualifying purchases. To be eligible for the statement credit, the account must be open and in good standing at the time the credit will be applied to the account. This statement credit will not count as a payment to your account. Please continue to make your minimum payments.
Limited time offer is for new Sony Card accounts only and is not available on existing accounts. Credit approval required. Terms and conditions apply. System or application processing requirements may result in a Sony Card account not being available for the current transaction. The Sony Card is issued by Capital One, N.A., pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc.

The offer also applies to Sony E-mount lenses.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sony NEX E-mount Lens Roadmap 2013-2015

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Sony NEX Lens Roadmap for 2013 and Beyond


Along with the introduction of the new full frame e-mount cameras, A7 and A7r, Sony updated the lens roadmap for 2013 and beyond. There are at least 15 full frame e-mount lenses coming by 2015. The first five lenses announced are
  • Sont FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870
    • Kit Lens for the Sony A7 Bundle
    • EFOV of 42-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras
  • Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL35F28Z $798
    • EFOV of 52mm on NEX APS-C cameras
  • Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL55F18Z $998
    • EFOV of 82mm on NEX APS-C cameras
  • Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 FE Vario-Tessar ZA OSS SEL2470FZ $1198
    • EFOV of 36-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras. As a NEX-7 user this is the most appealing one.
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS SEL70200G
    • EFOV of 105-300mm on NEX APS-C cameras
The first four will be available this year, they are pictured below. The Sony G zoom will be the 1st of six for 2014 and at least five more lenses will be released in 2015. These lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras include the NEX, VG Camcorders, and FS Camcorder which means Autofocus, auto-aperture, and image stabilization (lens dependent).
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Sony A7r with the Zeiss 35mm Sonnar For Size Reference

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Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar SEL35F28Z

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Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar SEL55F18Z

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Carl Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 Vario Tessar ZA OSS

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Available E-mount Lenses from Sony and Zeiss