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New stuff arrived in da lab
Quote:Sorry but with some lenses it is better to wait a couple of months till the manufacturer has sorted out the QC problems ...
Yeah but there's no telling how long a given unit was sitting on a store's shelf...

Sure, yes, you never know really. However, I sort of doubt that these lenses will collect dust. The 16-70 was in short supply and I think that many people won't even notice a centering issue so even the returned lemons will find their owner.


FWIW, I am pretty sure the dealer sold me a demo unit. I have no issue with this per se as long as the IQ is right.
I wouldn't say the 1670 has a *bad* reputation, rather it has a reputation of wide sample variations (and high price). I'm curious to see Klaus' findings and to compare to the copy I own (which, you get, is somewhat decentered).


Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.
Quote:And, while we are at it ... I quite like the Sony 70-200/4 and Zeiss 16-70  :ph34r:

Klaus, please tell us more about the 16-70. What do you like about it?
Well, I didn't formally test it so far but the field images look fairly decent (decent, not outstanding) so far.

In the E-mount scope you have to keep in mind that Sony has released lots of ... ahh .... sub-standard stuff so in a sea of mediocrity something decent stands out.


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