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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Overview
Complementing the lens itself, this Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 Lens with Lens Care Kit Kit put together by B&H pairs the versatile zoom lens with a lens care kit.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
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 and even features a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance. Also, through the use of one extra-low dispersion element, one Advanced Aspherical, and three aspherical elements, users will enjoy sharp, aberration-free imagery. Furthermore, the lens benefits from Zeiss' T* anti-reflective coating to effectively eliminate ghosting and flare.
For fast, silent autofocus, the 16-70mm is equipped with a linear motor and uses an internal focus design. It also has Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake, especially at longer focal lengths. Additionally, the lens can focus as close as 13.8" and it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.
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 versatile mid-range zoom for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this 16-70mm lens provides a wide-angle to short telephoto 24-105mm equivalent focal length that works for anything from vast landscapes to tight portraits to distant subjects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
ZEISS Lens Care Kit
Clean your lenses, fine optics, LCD displays, and even your eyeglasses with the Lens Care Kit from optics manufacturer, ZEISS. Compact enough to store in almost any camera bag, the kit comes with a 2 ounce lens cleaning spray bottle and a microfiber cloth.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Specs
16 to 70mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 105mm)
What is the focal length of this lens on the Sony A-6000? Is it still 16-70 or 24-105? Thank you.
Asked by: Thanh
Will the 2X converter work with this lens?
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-12-31
Will this lens work on an IR converted camera ...
Will this lens work on an IR converted camera without hotspots?
Asked by: Thomas
Unfortunately, this lens has not been tested to our knowledge with an IR converted Sony E mount camera. The results may vary with its use.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-12-07
I set the APS-C/Super 35mm to AUTO on a7S2 and ...
I set the APS-C/Super 35mm to AUTO on a7S2 and a7R3, this lens gives vignetting on a7S2 in 4K recording but not on a7R3. Does any of users have the same experience? Thank you.
Asked by: George
As you have said, this is an APS-C lens. The cameras you mentioned are full frame. Even though both APS-C and full frame cameras have the same E mount, you can only use full frame lens on a full frame camera.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-09-11
Does anybody have experience using this lens ...
Does anybody have experience using this lens attached to a Sony A 6400 in low light situations (F 6.3 [and up] and ISO range 8000 to 16000)? How is image quality? thank you
Asked by: Duane
reviews of the lens give it a 4.5 rating
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-02-11
can i use A6000 ZOOM button or do i need to zoom manually using the ring of the lens ?
Asked by: mustafa M.
You have the choice of using either. I prefer the ring but both work well.
Answered by: Victor V.
Date published: 2020-01-27
How efective is Image Stabilization in video recording, particularly when walking and panning ?.
Asked by: Adam W.
It doesn't work very well if you are moving about. If you are hand holding then your subject will move. You need a gyro if you are going to move about. Hand holding gets you very amateur results versus on a tripod. Also image stab in video mode seems to cause some problems.
Answered by: Michael K.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Does this lens use the Dust and moisture-resistant design? Do any of th APS-C have it? I have an a6000
Asked by: David M.
I used this lens in Iceland and it was wet more often than dry in the blowing wind. I still am using the lens and have had no problem with moisture or dust. It even sat in about an inch of water in a dingy. The lens is very well built by Zeiss. I originally sent an email to Zeiss and they said that it would not survive in 1 meter of water but would probably be alright in rain although they or Sony do not warranty against dust or water damage.