[Eric] Hello and we're back with the Sony a7ii and the Sony 24-70 FE f/4 zoom lens. This lens quite frankly takes a lot of crap off people on the internet, on the boards, on reviews. Because one, it's $1200, and two in the early days it had some pretty bad copies. But my copy is ok. My copy is good. It's good enough. Let's say that. It's good enough.
Compared to Canon 24-70 f/4 lens, I like it because it is more compact. It's not as big. Those are things we like in mirrorless. But is it sharper than the Canon? No. It is sharper than the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 ii? No. But it's a lot smaller. I have Eye Autofocus. Eye AF with it. Facial recognition. Optical steady shot is built in as you have the little marking here on top of the lens. So, it does what I need it to do. But I do feel it is over priced. If you're looking for a zoom and you're looking for a 24-70, I think you should think real hard before you purchase a Sony version because it's just overpriced at $1200. If they come out with a F/2.8, how much is that going to cost? Well north of $2,000 I'm sure. And we will be sitting that one out.
So I going to give two photos here. I'm at 70mm. Back it out. 24mm and you all can judge for yourself what it looks like. I think at the end of the day for me it's a keeper because it's a 24-70. Very versatile for just walking around. If you're on vacation, it's in the day, not a big deal. You can get your wide angle and you can get... you can zoom in a little bit. Although I'd probably just prefer to carry like a prime for that. Like a Batis 25 or 16-35 f/4 is my favorite vacation lens. I wouldn't hesitate to take this on vacation and again, it's really over priced. I've probably talked a little too much about it as far as that goes.
But besides that those are the things you should know about. Has a good feel to it and it's not... doesn't feel too much heavier than say a... it actually feels a little bit heavier than the Batis 85. We will have to weight those and find out. There you go. There it is without the lens hood. There's the lens hood. Typically 24-70 lens hood. Nothing too special about it. So there you go. Are you going to buy it for the sharpness? No. Are you going to buy it for price? Absolutely not. Are you going to buy it for the versatility and to get to use all the great features built in to the Sony a7 series of cameras? Yes. That's the selling point. Let me know your thoughts below. Gotta a little long winded on that one I think.
[Producer] Three minutes and seven seconds!
[Eric] Really!? Yeah, that's pretty long winded.
[Producer] Yeah! Ha. Ha. Haaaaa.