The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II and the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is the longer of the two lenses at 120mm. The Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 with a length of 91mm, is 29mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8's 65mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 weighs 290g, 58% (405g) lighter than the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II's weight of 695g.
The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II has a filter size of 82mm whereas the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 has a 52mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 82mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II:
And these are the 52mm filters that we recommend for the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8:
Both the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II and the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 is also available in Fujifilm X mount.
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X
zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36 - 105mm
On the other hand, the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.