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    Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Is anybody using this combo? I realize it will be cropped to a 24-105 range on the A7ll, but I like that range for traveling.

    Any thoughts on this lens in general?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    I don't have either but I would not waste my cash on any APS-C lens that too a zoom for a FF cam.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Tardio View Post
    Is anybody using this combo? I realize it will be cropped to a 24-105 range on the A7ll, but I like that range for traveling.

    Any thoughts on this lens in general?

    Thanks for any help.
    I'd probably would just pair it with the A6000 personally. I hear it's a great walk around lens but a bit expensive for an APS-C lens.
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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    The copies that TIm and I had were pretty poor (on Nex bodies).
    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/sony/480...-70-4-oss.html

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    Interesting to hear. I figured it was a good combo since I saw that Bob Krist was using it for his work. He is using it on an A7s, however, along with an RX10 for professional work. Here is the link: It’s in the Bag | Old Man in Motion

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    A Nail in the DX Coffin? | byThom | Thom Hogan



    It is possible that the sponsor companies press their reps to promote products that lag behind in sales. It makes no sense whatsoever to use the low performing zoom on A7s.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Well, Bob used to be Nikon exclusively and switched to Sony. He explains it here:
    National Geographic photographer Bob Krist explains why he moved to Sony. | sonyalpharumors.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Sounds like a great combo for video since APS-C on the A7s reduces the rolling shutter.

    You can also use the 24-70 FE then switch to APS-C to get the reach. 24-70 at full res and 70-105 at aps-c.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_vs_ryu View Post
    You can also use the 24-70 FE then switch to APS-C to get the reach. 24-70 at full res and 70-105 at aps-c.
    This! Unless the size makes a big difference for you, the 24-70 makes much more sense on an FE camera. Or go for the new 24-240 if you really want the extra MP at longer range.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Tardio View Post
    Well, Bob used to be Nikon exclusively and switched to Sony.
    Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS ( Sony SEL1670Z ) - Review / Test Report

    Looks like it isn't worth the blue label or the price tag it has.

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    Re: Sony A7ll with the 16-70/4 Zeiss Zoom

    Yeah, not a stellar review.

    I was just looking for a vacation alternative. I've decided to take just my Fuji x100T along with a Sony A6000 and Sigma 60/2.8. I can live with 35mm & 90mm.

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