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Sony SAL-2470Z

Sony SAL-2470Z
alaAverage 4.8

94 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the value for money.

usability, design, size

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On average, users rate this product 94/100.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Sony SAL-2470Z from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

usability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SAL2470Z Alpha 24-70mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss Wide Angle Zoom LensSony SAL1635Z Alpha 16-35mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss Wide Angle Zoom Lens

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Pro quality lens


Just fantastic, this lens is extremely impressive. When used with an a65, a77 this lens is king. If you are a pro looking for a good mid zoom lens this is it. I wouldn't recommend it for portrait shots but it is pretty versatile. This is a great choice...

fast 2.8f, fast autofocus for the glass, smooth manual focus ring, large front glass, 72mm filter size, looks good

Tad soft at the edges at 2.8f

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Outstanding workhorse


I took the plunge with Sony and the A850 & A900 bodies in 2009/10 after decades with Nikon (D2x). As a full-time pro, with 4 kids and being a single income family the D3x was out of my range (due to the financial crash) and I needed 25mp fast for a...

Very tough, sharp, good contrast, good CA control



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Solid build, fast AF, beautiful images


This is the finest AF zoom lens that I've ever owned. It's heavy, but I use it as my primary lens due to the versatility and quality. I would purchase it again without hesitation. You won't be sorry if you buy this, except if you're climbing Mount...

Excellent workmanship, speed, and performance

Too heavy

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Love it!


Wow! I don't regret purchasing this "beast" at all. Worth the money!!!



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I have used this lens for over five months and it rarely leaves my camera. This is a great lens to walk around and take your picture perfect photo. Although this is a zoom lens, the quality of photos is breath taking. The only down side to this lens is...

Picture Quality


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Great Quality but Costly


I bought this lens as an upgrade from the SAL-1680Z, which I gave to my wife. Compared to the 16-80, this lens is slightly sharper, with slightly better color, slightly better flare control, no vignetting, and no distortion (although it's not as wide...

Sharp, rich colors, nice bokeh, tight build, good low-light performance, fast and silent focus

Heavy, costly, large

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Exceptional results


I have had these lenses for almost two years now and let me tell you that they are the best for portraits. The results are sharp and detailed pictures with tons of clarity. At 2.8 you cannot go wrong. The only change I would do on the outside to make...

Great for portraits

Wish it look fancier on the outside

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Must have


I've had this lens for 1.5 years and love it. This lens is perfectly balanced with my A900 and provides quick, quiet and accurate performance making it a pleasure to use. I've used this lens along the rocky coasts of Okinawa, the humid swamps of...

Crisp focus, excellent build


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Poor Bokeh and Sharpness!


Sony does not care about you as a customer and will give you time waisting run around until you give up!

T* Coating = Little Flare = No need to attach hood = Smaller profile than Nikon

Terrible customer support, Poor Bokeh, Not sharp unless up close , i.e. O.K. for people, poor for landscapes

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A Lens Worthy of the Carl Zeiss Reputation


Simply put, this lens is truly remarkable. It delivers class-leading sharpness across a comfortable focal range. It is a great standard zoom for use on full frame DSLR bodies like the Alpha 900. It offers a very solid build quality and feel, not to...

Close focusing distance, Sharpness, Fast Auto-Focus

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: Very high quality, wide aperture zoom lens covering wide angle to medium telephoto Smooth, silent AF operation using high-torque SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) 17 lens elements in 13 groups, including two aspherical elements and two ED glass elements: delivers optical performance equivalent to fixed focal length lenses Carl Zeiss high quality optics with clear, sharp description with minimized spherical aberration at telephoto end Higher light transmission with minimal flare and ghosting

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:200mm
Max View Angle:34degrees
Min Focal Length:70mm
Min Focus Range:4ft
Optical Zoom:2.9
Special Functions:Tele / Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Telephoto zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Minolta A-type

Optical System