Yay! I got it, finally! After months of saving, periodes of doubts and other temptations, I bought the Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM last Friday. I'm loving it so far, though I haven't been out shooting with it much (it's way too hot outside).
First impressions are great. It's solid, feels even more solid than the 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM, and pretty big. The weight doesn't concern me much, I'm used to the 70-200mm which is pretty heavy (doesn't bother me though). The pictures I've shot so far are super sharp at f/2.8. The focussing is the real dream-come-true: fast, quiet and spot-on every single time.
Love it. Just... love it.
Why I managed to get it already? Well, I just graduated, and I got some money from family and relatives, which allowed my to buy half a 24-70mm. By selling the Zeiss 16-80mm and using my savings from a couple of months, I got it. Plus, I still have a sum of money left, which I'll use to get the 50mm f/1.4 once it's back in stock!
There will be an unboxing video
, just wait a few more days...
- Bjorn -