Sony has quietly re-posted the CZ 24mm F/2 lens to the “fixed lens” listing in their US website. It also looks like they made sure the description didn’t have any remnants of the 24-70mm zoom in it. That’s good, and I hope there aren’t any problems bringing it to market.
This lens rental site has come out with a lens repair rate chart for the lenses they rent. First and second on the list are Sony, with almost a third of the lenses needing to be turned in for repair; the two lenses listed are the CZ 24-70mm and 70-200mm. I have both and never have had a problem with them. In fact, I’ve never had a problem with any Sony lens. They also say Sony repair charges will make you spit up your morning coffee, as compared to a Canon, I can believe that. I don’t see any Tamron lenses on the list, and it doesn’t surprise me, all my Tamron lenses have been perfect.
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