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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-105mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One ED Element; Four Aspherical Elements
Covering both wide landscapes and tight portraits, the Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from Sony is a great all-around choice for APS-C-format E-mount cameras. It offers a very versatile 24-105mm equivalent zoom range, features a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance, and mixes advanced optics with fast focusing and robust OSS for an ideal single-lens solution for most general shooting situations.
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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Advanced APS-C All-Rounder
  • 3ZEISS Optical Design
  • 4Image Stabilization and Autofocus
By B&H Photo's
Advanced APS-C All-Rounder
Covering both wide landscapes and tight portraits, the Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from Sony is a great all-around choice for APS-C-format E-mount cameras. It offers a very versatile 24-105mm equivalent zoom range, features a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance, and mixes advanced optics with fast focusing and robust OSS for an ideal single-lens solution for most general shooting situations.
ZEISS Optical Design
  • Based on the ZEISS Tessar optical concept, this lens uses a design with 16 elements in 12 groups that helps ensure a smaller overall lens size along with reduced flaring, distortion, and chromatic aberrations.
  • A constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Four aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical (AA), are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • ZEISS T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Image Stabilization and Autofocus
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.1' and a 0.23x maximum magnification suit working with close-up subjects.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 70mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 105mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83° to 23°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.1' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.23x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.6 x 3" / 66.6 x 75 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.5" / 113.7 mm
Weight
10.9 oz / 308 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.15 x 4.55 x 4.45"

Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Reviews

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Will the 16-70 fit the a6400?

Will the 16-70 fit the a6400?
Asked by: Marc
Yes this lens is compatible with the a6400.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-07-19

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Is there a lens hood available for this lens? It sure looks like it would need one. Thanks in advance.
Asked by: Michael
The lens hood that comes with the 16-70mm lens is proprietary and replacements must be ordered through Sony directly.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-24

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Does Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens fit for Sony a6300?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. This is an E mount lens. The A6300 has an E mount.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-24

Is this varifocal or a true zoom ens? Thanks.

Is this varifocal or a true zoom ens? Thanks.
Asked by: David
The Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens is a normal APS-C sensor E mount zoom lens.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2022-06-26

Does it come with a lens hood?

Does it come with a lens hood?
Asked by: RAYMOND
Yes it comes with Sony ALC-SH127 Lens Hood
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2023-03-17

question

where is this lens made?
Asked by: Charles B.
Made in Thailand.
Answered by: Reza R.
Date published: 2018-08-24

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On the sony FS7 camera, will this lens be able to autofocus and can I use the servo zoom function?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens will autofocus, however it does not have a servo zoom.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-24

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does it fit NEX FS 100?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Sony NEX FS-100 camera.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-24
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