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Sony SAL70300G Lens Review and Sample Photos

May 30, 2008

Sample Photo

PIE2008: Sony Showcased Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Photo Imaging Exo 2008: Sony showcased there latest flashgrip, the codenamed Sony Alpha DSLR-A900. No, thery have yet to release the camera, they plan to officially release the camera during August or September during IFA or Photokina, according to Sony’s spokeperson. We notice that there is a new external flash and battery grip.

 Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 with the Battery Grip

Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Lens Test

First announced during PMA08: Vario Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA for Sony Alpha announced, The SAL2470Z is a Full Frame lens, believed developed for for the usage of Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Full Frame camera. There is no in build IS or VR as Sony Alpha series body are all equipped with Super Steady Shot (SSS) a term used by Sony to describe its in body image stabilizer.Testing on a APS-C platofrm, the SAL2470Z measures 36mm to 105mm in 35mm format.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample

The new SAL-2470Z Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® f2.8 24-70mm Zoom Lens is a brilliant all-around performer—with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) design for fast, silent auto-focus, pro-quality Carl Zeiss® T* coated optics to reduce lens flare, and 17-element design with two aspherical and two ED glass lens elements to minimize distortion and virtually eliminate chromatic aberration. Here we see how this lens performs when coupled with Sony latest DSLR the Alpha A350. Sample images taken are from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 with 100% cropped.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO3200 Sample: ISO 3200

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample: ISO 3200

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample: ISO 1600

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample: ISO 800

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample: ISO 400

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample: ISO 200

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar F2.8 24-70mm ISO100-ISO 3200 Sample: ISO 100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Official Sample Photo

Sony has published their latest DSLR-A350’s sample photos at Sony Japan’s webite. These photos are taken with DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA, 50mm F2.8 Macro and 50mm F1.4. There were no sample taken using DT 18-70mm kit lens, therefore its still a question on if its worth it to purchasse the camera together with the kit lens. Below are the three sample photos published together with its 100% cropped version. The full resolution photos are available for downloads too.



Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Portrait 1/160s F4.5 ISO 100 50mm F1.4

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Portrait 100% 1/160s F4.5 ISO 100 50mm F1.4



Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Still 1/125 F5 ISO100 50mm F2.8 Macro


Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Still 100% 1/125 F5 ISO100 50mm F2.8 Macro


Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Cake 1/80s F9 ISO100 DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA


Sony Alpha DSLR-A350: Cake 100% 1/80s F9 ISO100 DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA

After looking at the above sample, I am impressed with the details that the DSLR-A350 can achieve. Photos are at their sharpest point and color are very good. Here we can only say that pairing with good lens, the new Sony Alpha 350 does perform very well. I am looking forward to testing this camera and if it feels comfortable and images comes out superb in prints, I shall acquire the body only package and pair with some Carl Zeiss lens for indoor and landscape usage.

Sony DSLR-A350 High ISO Sample Photo 100% Cropped

We posted First Look: Sony DSLR-A350 Sample Photo 100% Cropped, here’s a couple of high ISO samples images at 100% cropped taken by the Sony DSLR-A350 with DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Photos taken include ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600 and ISO3200. Judge for yourself the quality of this 14 Megapixel consumer level DSLR.


1 / 8 sec / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO100 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm

Below are the 100% cropped sample images:



1 / 8 sec / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO100 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm


1 / 15 seconds / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO200 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm


1 / 40 seconds / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO400 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm


1 / 60 seconds / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO800 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm


1 / 125 sec / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO1600 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm


1 / 250 sec / F6.3 / 0EV / ISO3200 / programs / WB: Auto / 200mm

Further Information
【実写速報】ソニー「α350」