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Sony SAL-2470Z

Sony SAL-2470Z
alaAverage 4.8

160 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of Sony SAL-2470Z. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability


On average, users rate this product 95/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 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 People are impressed by the design and usability. Many are negative about the size. The reliability and price get mixed reviews.

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 SAL2470Z Alpha 24-70mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Jun, 2018

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Fantastic Lens


Unbelievably sharp. Very fast focus. Works brilliantly with the A77 and A77ii

Sep, 2016

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One of the best.


Extremely well made this 24-70 f2.8 Zeiss is my first "professional" lens that isn't a Nikon or Canon. It compares very well in terms of build and image quality and in use even feels a little better made. It's early days yet as I've only had it for a...

Feb, 2016

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great optics


Had this lens for some time now and it was an excellent purchase, I have yet to find a better built lens for this price

Sep, 2015

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'The' goto lens that never fails to deliver!


Having had this lens for getting on a a couple of years now and owning the entire Zeiss line up i can honestly state that this lens lives on my camera! For a zoom lens, sharpness is truly amazing as is the colour and tonal range. Shooting a lot live...

Feb, 2015

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Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA


This lens has played a huge part in my photography and has spent time on both an A850, A77 and A99. It has never let me down in terms of sharpness, AF, or colour tones. It is a solid lens that is very robust. Si

Jan, 2015

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Early days with new lens, but very pleased to date


Only had lens about 4 weeks, but first impressions are very positive. Image quality and colour excellent, and on Sony A99 the AFD focussing option is very impressive.

Oct, 2014

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The Bee's Knees


Quiet simply the best zoom lens I've ever had, @ .35mm it's as good as most primes at f4 and above, wide open it's still very good. @ 50mm it's not as good as my favourite Minolta f1.7.

Jun, 2014

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A very heavy lens


A lens that you can shoot around but kind of heavy.

May, 2014

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Awesome lens


This was my first Carl zeiss lens and it is worth every penny I paid for. It delivery very sharp images from wide angle 24 to 70mm. Its super sonic wave motor is something else. Fast and quite. Highly recommended.

Oct, 2013

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Pro Lens with a sharp edge


Great lens, works really well with Sony A99 and the Nex7. Lafur Photography

Jul, 2013

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


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Lens System

Diagonal angle of view (min):84
Focal length range (f-f):0.945 - 2.76
Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Image sensor format:APS-C
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Lens mount interface:Sony A
Lens structure:13/17
Lens structure (elements/groups):13/17
Max Focal Length:200mm
Max View Angle:34degrees
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Min Focal Length:70mm
Min Focus Range:4ft
Minimum aperture number:22
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:2.9
Special Functions:Tele / Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Telephoto zoom lens
Viewing angle, horizontal:61
Viewing angle, vertical:23

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Minolta A-type

Optical System


Other Features

Carrying case: Yes

Packaging Content

Lens hood:


Lens hood: Yes
Maximum magnification:0.25

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:3.03