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DxOMark's Best Zoom Lenses For The α7R II

DxOMark has published their guide to the best zoom lenses for the Sony α7R II. They tested a total of 6 Sony zoom lenses for the α7R II and grouped them into standard and telephoto zoom categories for deeper analysis.

Their top overall pick is the 70-200mm f/4 G OSS (of the new 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master they add, "For pros desiring an f/2.8 version, the recently-announced Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS is available for pre-order, but we’re yet to get our hands on a sample"). The 70-200 f/4 cam in just a point ahead of the 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master and the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS.

The top choice for standard zoom is the 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master. This lens comes in at number 10 for Sony lenses in the DxOMark database. "On full-frame sensors, the standard zoom focal range of 24-70mm is a versatile range for photographers who need wide-angle to short telephoto options in a single lens. Sony currently offers three such lenses with a variety of specifications, including fixed and variable apertures, and at different price points to suit all budgets."

See the complete guide at DxOMark.com

Several of the lenses tested at DxOMark--the 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS, Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS and Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS--are currently available at special pricing as part of the Semi-Annual Lens & Accessory Sale.


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