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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS APS-C Lens (2013)

MSRP 800 USDNeoscore 52%

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Product Overview

Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS is a standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2013, it has 16 elements in 12 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS is externally-zooming.
A standard zoom lens with moderate aperture, the Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS is more of a "volume seller" than a premium option. Still, some photographers may find the results "good enough". The lens is also stabilized, making it even easier to use for videos and stills alike.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Good optical performance
  • Beautiful construction
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock

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Specifications

Construction

Colors
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Metal mount and exterior
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Zeiss T* (T-star) coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
55 mm / 2.17 in
Size | Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Length
75 mm / 2.95 in
Weight
308 g / 10.88 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
16 mm ~ 70 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24.0 mm ~ 105.0 mm
Image Stabilization
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.23x
Min Focus Distance
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH111 (supplied)
Debut
2013-08-27
Model Name
SEL1670Z

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