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Sony - 24-70mm f/4 Zoom Lens for Most Sony a7-Series Cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect always mounted but High Quality Lens

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    CapturesRus
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    Though the cost of this lens is a bit high for the casual camera user with small budgets for camera equipment, it doesn't take away from it being a fantastic go to lens that can stay mounted for a variety of photography moments. For the photography buffs out there, compare images taken using same settings, with other lenses images with lower than F4 stop and you might not be disappointed at all. Note that it's aperture blades are circular and the lens is a fixed Zoom lens with constant fixed F4 stop aperture, 24-70mm range. You'll see that it's cost is reasonable for a higher quality lens. Lenses that are fixed at lower Fstops with similar comparable specifications will generally always cost you lots more. I'm not implying that other reviews didn't consider what I'm about to say but if any vingetting is noticed or image appears a little weak towards the edges it might not be a matter of the lens lacking quality but rather it could be because of what circular aperture blades do, not that it produces vingetting. Some other factors could be the camera settings such as focal range and metering and existing conditions surrounding the image you're trying to capture. I know very little about photography but these are my opinions in my review of this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    Steve
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    I read a lot of mixed reviews on this lens. I would say that overall, the people that are overly critical of this lens are, nuts. It is a fantastic carry around lens for any of the A series cameras. I own a A7ii and the shots that I have taken with this have been very satisfying. You can definitely see a difference over the kit 28-70mm that is included with most A series bodies. The colors are richer, the images are vastly more sharp. The bad reviews or poor reviews for this lens, via the net, are not justified at all. If you are looking for a excellent replacement mid range zoom lens for your A series camera and you are looking to step up your game all around, you will not be unhappy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent all around lens for Sony Mirrorless

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    Almat
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    Sony 24-70 F/4 is an excellent choice for that one lens in your bag. It is light and right size for Sony mirrorless. This lens is very sharp, I use it for landscape and travel photography but it can also be used for portraits and or group photos. This lens is wide enough at 24mm and at 70mm it can be used for both portraits and or landscape zoom lens. Its not 2.8mm aperture for low light or smooth bokeh but neither does it carry a price tag of 2.8mm lens nor it’s as heavy to wear you down for day long photography. It does have built in stabilization so am able to use it in low light with 1/30th shutter speed so I am very happy with my purchase. I traded my 28-70mm kit lens to get this constant F/4 lens and so far am very happy with my decision

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderfully compact zoom for Sony FE Mirrorless

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    Gary
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    It still amazes me how small this lens is. It's a perfect fit for the size of my A7R II and adds little physical size or weight over the bare camera body itself. It's a perfect walk-around lens, which is astounding given that iit is attached to a 42.5MP Full Frame camera. micro 4/3rds was developed to overcome the size and weight issues that stemmed from traditional DSLRs, but Sony came along and told users that they could have their cake and eat it too, and this lens perfectly exemplifies what Sony is doing. Sure, it could stand to be faster (at the expense of size/weight), but I find with modern digital camera sensitivity the f/4 aperture is a non-issue for the most part. If i need faster I usually need far more than a single stop, and for those situations a prime is more ideal. If you have an FE Sony mount camera, this lens should be in your kit, even if just to have for those times when you want to travel compact (in fact, I am travelling with my combo at the moment).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony - 24-70mm f/4 Zoom Lens SEL2470Z

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    JustTech
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    I love my Sony - FE 24-70mm f/4 Zoom OSS SEL2470z lens. The Zeiss Optics in this product produce sharp clear images. I use this glass on my Sony Alpha 7ii ( a7ii ) in low light conditions (indoors mostly). The Sony FE 24-70mm also works well outdoors making it an all around great lens. It can fit and work on my a6000 which if I am not mistaken would make it a 36- 105mm. I can capture great portraits and zoom in on most objects even with movement because of it's OSS (optical stabilization). I would recommend this to most people for an all around great lens. Even better would be to have a seperate great wide angle lens to compliment this lens. Have a Great Day, JW~

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great first lens for the A7R II or A7S II

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    Dudeliness
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    I purchased this lens with my A7S II for video and it worked fantastically because 1) 4K video doesn't push the limits of resolution for this lens and 2) the A7S II is so good with low light that you don't need a brighter lens than this f4. However, when I purchased the A7R II, I recognized that this lens does not do the 42mp sensor justice. While the photos and videos do look fantastic on the A7R II, I noticed that at full resolution for photos, the images could be much sharper. I am keeping the lens for video use, but just purchased the G Master version. Can't comment yet on whether the G Master is worth the 2X cost difference because most online reviewers are professionals or posers, so the jury is still out for me until I test for my own needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    KeepItSimple
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    I read multiple reviews and watched YouTube videos telling all the negatives about this lens, and I had my doubts buying it. HOWEVER, I need to say that I really like this lens and it is superior than the kit lens SEL2870. I am using this lens on the Sony a7 and I am very pleased with the image quality. The constant aperture at 4 and the OSS allows me to shoot handheld at 1/20 of a sec, giving me some options for low light photography (especially if people are not drastically moving or simply posing for a photo). I found this amazing since with the kit lens, I normally have to shoot at 1/50 of a sec before the images become blurry. In my experience, great OSS. The lens is also very sharp and the colors seem to get captured better. I was also glad that I did not find significant distortion issues on the a7 (the a7r or a7rii might show more distortion in raw due to the higher resolution). All in all, I am very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi KeepItSimple, We're glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Sony. -Regards, Zander sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sony SEL2470Z lens on my Sony a6300

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    GPdornier
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    Hi, I have a Sony a7s and Sony a6300. I've only used it on the a6300 because of the 4k video feature. The videos and photos are very clear with great detail. Pros: Very light, quiet, stabilized, and super sharp lens compared to my Sony SEL24240. Works great with my a6300. I also get nice bokeh with the lens. I was surprised about the bokeh coming from a Mitakon 50mm f/0.95. Cons: I can only compare it to the Sony SEL24240, Mitakon 50mm f/0.95, and the best in class 55mm Zeiss lens that I use and I still can't think of anything negative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for price

    Posted
    TravelDP
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    This lens is fantastic for photo or video with a Sony full frame camera. The construction is solid, the glass is Zies (one of the best lens glass you can get) and it functions great with the camera. The auto focus is reliable but I’d be sure to have an external monitor to ensure you are focused on the right subject. Using the camera you can make it auto or manual focus. The lens creates great lens flairs if you are looking for that and know how to control them. I have found this to be my go too lens when I’m on a run and gun shoot. I recommend this item for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow this lens!

    Posted
    Jbravo70
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    Thought I was gonna hate it and return it. Nope, I’m keeping it for sure! The colors are absolutely beautiful in this lens! It’s so compact, now I can take my a7riii anywhere without having to worry about size and weight. I’m sure not as sharp as Gmaster version, but I would say close enough and once again it’s a definite winner for size & weight & price! I heard mixed reviews of the gmaster version that it’s not worth it, so I bought this one and couldn’t be happier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens, but not consistent

    Posted
    Dry1
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    I bought this lens to pair with my new a7ii, because I was expecting it to be far sharper than the kit lens. I had read and watched many reviews about this lens, and many were mixed and did not feel that it lived up to the price or the Zeiss name. I also had mixed results some shots were great and others were very average at best. I have had great results with the 16-70mm Zeiss lens on my a6000, but this lens was just not as consistent and sharp. I want a mid range zoom that can be as close to prime lens sharpness, so I returned this lens and upgraded to the 24-70mm G Master.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lense!

    Posted
    ElCamino
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    Works great with Sony A6300 mirrorless camera. The ZEISS glass makes a difference in my photos. Pictures turn out very detail and the ability to have a constant F4 is another advantage for shooting in low light. Have done some portrait shots, and the results are amazing! The 24 to 70 also is great for taking photos at a gathering, gives you the ability to zoom in for surprise shots. I have also used it for video in 4K and results are far better than my 55-210 lens though if need to be zooming in and out, you are better off with a electronic zoom lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great versital lens! Great for beginners.

    Posted
    617pics
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    Super convenient. Perfect for when you can't take other lenses with you. Quick and versital to cover most of your needs. Not as sharp as g master but still nice. Not too heavy either. And focus fairly quick. It's become the lens I have most often on my a7rii. (Have a 90mm g master, 28mm, 16mm fish eye). I actually have it on camera and in my cup holder when driving around. Could've used a lower step f-stop (they just came out with new version that has it). Just a little on the high side in regards to price too. This should be a 600ish lens tops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent glass but expected more..

    Posted
    RyanY
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    I think this glass is very good for everyday shooting, whether you're an auto shooter or an experienced photographer, however... For a Zeiss lens, I thought photo's would be a little more sharper with this glass. Yes, the contrast is better than the stock Sony glass, and things such as bokeh is really nice, the photo's could be a lot better. I think you're better off with the Sony FE 24 - 200mm lens because while one would really expect photo's to be sharp on a Sony telephoto lens, it is (at the least) on par with this Zeiss lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good for street photography

    Posted
    Tuan
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    I bought this for my newly released Sony A7 III. This is an awesome lens. It is much better than the kit lens that came with the camera. Yes, it is little heavy but I think it is worth carrying the weight to make better pictures. There are so many arguments about this lens, some people love it and some hate it. But for me this is one of the best lens I own. Every time I get perfect pictures from this lens. This is a must have for Sony A7 camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worth $1100?

    Posted
    Sonyuser1551
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    I almost never write negative reviews, however on this product I really want to give a fair assessment. I had this lens for about 2 weeks and had to return it. Don't get me wrong, it's solid, great build and mostly good sharp pics (sharpness was hit or miss for me). But at the end of the day, it just felt average. Didn't wow me or impress me that much. I found myself preferring my other lenses and felt overall.. "meh" about this lens. Overall, it's "ok" but for $1100 I should love it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Sonyuser1551, we're saddened to hear that the lens didn't meet your expectations. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for it, we'll forward this to the right people. Thanks_Mitch sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Lens!

    Posted
    Ederd
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    This lens works very well with an A72, in camera lens corrections work very well. I was surprised by the speed of the autofocus, I was not expecting it to be that fast. Great Zeiss color and bright image. While not the sharpest lens I have used, it is good for most of the photos I take. From what I have seen on line, this would not be a good lens for an A7R or R2. But it works great on my A72, and open box price made it a good deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    chungkeun
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    The lens is sharp, light, and comes with stabilization. As someone who typically prefers prime lenses, I'm surprised by how much I prefer to use this lens. When working for clients it's great to not have to slow down the shoot by switching to different lenses for certain shots. The distortion is quite intense especially once zoomed all the way to 70mm. However, Lightroom's lens preset does an excellent job of correction the issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Product was sold in damaged condition

    Posted
    SAM511
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    Product was not as sharp as it supposed to be also as i bought this open BOX product it seems like the product have some short of misuses. Also way too much distortion than other 24-70 F4 lens that i have used. I supposed not to get charged for restoration fees but it seems like they charged me 15% even though the product was sold in bad condition. Very unhappy with Best buy about this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great midrange lens

    Posted
    Eddy
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    This is the firts lens that I bought for my sony a7riii, is a light sharp and versatile lens that does an excellent job . You cant complain for what you get at this price range . Yes a Gmaster lens is better you would say but they are super expensive and way heavier .if you’re trying to keep it light this is an excellent lens

    I would recommend this to a friend