A very uncharacterised and indistinguishable outcomes come in to light when the German friends from Photozone tested the 16-70mm E-mount Zeiss lens. Optical quality of this camera shows negative impression.
Sony/Zeiss did many things right – range, build quality, image stabilization but optical quality is not part of the list. Yes, the center quality is outstanding but the corners are often mediocre or even dismal.
It is worth to mention AGAIN that we also send the lens to the Sony service in order to let them verify that our sample was within specs – TWICE and we let them know who we are and that there’ll be a review. So we have to take their word.