Sony Zeiss 16-70mm F/4 update - Photo Jottings

Sony Zeiss 16-70mm F/4 update


The most asked question for both of my websites is if the Sony 16-70mm (B&H, Amazon, eBay), is a decent lens.  My conclusion was not two thumbs up, and I thought it was a bit pricey for the performance.

At the time of the review, (December 2013), on my old site, I couldn’t post full size images, but I can here at photojottings, and I was able to find some of the original test shots with a ‘set’ at three different focal lengths, 16mm, 23mm and 70mm.

I’ve also updated the review here on this site.  Remember, all updates to anything originally posted to will only show up here. The old site has not been updated for a long time, and it will not be updated anymore.

For what it’s worth, the resolution along the sides are not up to my standards, which are pretty high. However, there’s more to life than resolution, and this lens does have other qualities that some folks may find important.

So judge for yourself the image quality from the full size samples below and see if it meets your needs as far as resolution is concerned.

Full size samples below.


F/4 F/5.6 F/8


F/4 F/5.6 F/8


F/4 F/5.6 F/8

That’s it for the update, head to the review here.

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