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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA Lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA MTF Chart

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA optical design

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2008

Optical design: 17 elements in 13 groups (2 AS, 2 ED)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $2140

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
24mm - 70mmf/2.8f/2290.3477955/33.7111/4.4

Additional information:

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA

  • - super-sonic focusing motor (SSM)
  • - internal focusing
  • - non-rotating front element
  • - full-frame diagonal angle of view: 84-34°
  • -  camera with a crop-factor diagonal angle of view: 61-23°
  • - equivalent focal length for crop-factor  cameras 36-105mm
  • - maximum magnification: 0.25
  • - round diaphragm
  • - filer diameter 83mm
  • - Maximum length 142mm
  • - leaf-type metal hood ALC-SH101 and a cover are included it a set
  • - metal barrel with plastic elements

Fast full-frame zoom lens of a medium range Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 2.8/24-70 ZA (by Sony’s classification Sony SAL2470Z) is destined to professional use – big, heavy and expensive comparing with similar lenses. Very fast, accurate and silent focusing.

Very high resolution starting from a wide-open diaphragm and a little decreasing of it at 70mm F2.8.

CA are well controlled and geometrical vignetting is almost absent. T* multicoating removes glow and reflexes when shooting in a backlight. Focusing ring angle of rotating is about 90 degrees. Lens also has focus hold button anf AF/MF switch. ОбъективCarl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA is not compatible with Sony teleconverters.


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Posted by: a2012   Date of publication: 01.10.2010


Mechanical quality5.003
Optical quality4.333
Usability4.333
Pricing / Value3.673
Bokeh5.003
Overall lens rating
4.47

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Owner reviews: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  24-70 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA

Rickvon 07.03.2013 09:11:22
Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Build, quick, accurate AF on A700, A850, A900, and A99, very good color fidelity, Zeiss IQ


Weaknesses:

HEAVY! Slight distortion @ 24mm


Comments:

Love the lens, use it a lot