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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 Lens with Lens Care Kit

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 Lens with Lens Care Kit
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
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.
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Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 Lens with Lens Care Kit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
  • 3Chiaro Pro 55mm 98-UVATS UV Filter
  • 4Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
By B&H Photo's
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
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.
Chiaro Pro 55mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 55mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-Coating
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593466
Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, bulb air blower, paint brush, lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, microfiber cleaning cloth, and see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

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

Chiaro Pro 55mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
UV
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
Size
55 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Rotating
No
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
55 mm
Coatings
Multi-Coating
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Glass
Ring Material
Aluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3 x 3 x 0.9"

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

Environmental
Certifications
RoHS, WEEE
Physical
Dimensions
4.1 x 1.2" / 10.4 x 3 cm (Cleaning Fluid Bottle)
4.1 x 0.7" / 10.4 x 1.8 cm (Lipstick Brush)
6 x 4" / 15.2 x 10.2 cm (Lens Tissue (Pack))
5.7 x 0.6" / 14.6 x 1.5 cm (Paint Brush)
5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm (Bulb Air Blower)
1 x 0.2 x 0.2' / 30 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm
Weight
5 oz / 143 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 2.4 x 2.4"

Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 Lens with Lens Care Kit Reviews

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Will this lens work on an IR converted camera ...

Will this lens work on an IR converted camera without hotspots?
Asked by: Tom
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 am confused by many of the reports. Is this ...

I am confused by many of the reports. Is this lens very sharp, sharp or so so? Corners: soft or not?
Asked by: Harvey
The Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 Lens with Lens Care Kit is reasonably sharp. You do have to stop down to f/5.6 to get sharp edges.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-09-28

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

question

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

question

Does Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens fit for Sony a6300?
Asked by: Anonymous
I use this lens 90% of the time on my Sony a6000. It should work fine on the a6300.
Answered by: Richard K.
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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