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

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

Sony's Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS is a powerful mid-range zoom lens designed for Sony E-mount that delivers a 35mm equivalent of 24-105mm. Its constant f/4 aperture generates highly consistent optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. Because of this you can confidently capture high quality images, even in low-light shooting conditions. Sony has uniquely engineered this lens with several advanced features, including its Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which works to eliminate the effects of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps. Constructed with four aspherical elements, this lens reduces the appearance of chromatic aberrations. An industry standard for decades, a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to the lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting while providing enhanced contrast, clarity, and color fidelity. This lens accepts 55mm front-end filters.

SteadyShot Image Stabilization

Sensitive gyro sensors designed to detect even the slightest or most minute movement are built into the lens. The Optical Image Stabilization system detects these tiny shakes which occur when shooting. This lens features highly precise, virtually silent linear motors that are found in high-end professional Sony camcorders. The result is reliable and effective image stabilization for blur free photos and videos.

Aspherical Elements

Sony's aspherical lens design creates a more complex surface profile, while also reducing lens size and weight. Specially shaped aspherical elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, translating to high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. The design further ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focal range, while delivering incredible sharpness up to the periphery of the image.

Extra Low Dispersion Glass

Sony's Low Dispersion technology is engineered to reduce chromatic aberrations, which becomes more of a problem as focal lengths get longer. By eliminating the tendency of light of different colors to focus to different points at the image plane. This means your images will come out crisp and clear, with less of a chance of defracting light into an unwanted rainbow of colors. Take shots exactly like you want, without any flare-up or blurring.

ZA Series

Sony's ZA designation stands for Zeiss Alpha. These are Carl Zeiss lenses designed specifically for Sony cameras. They incorporate the historical level of quality and excellence associated with the Carl Zeiss name.

ZEISS T* Coating

This lens features the Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) coating, a process that virtually eliminates lens flare, internal reflection and light scattering that can occur. The T* coating contributes to outstanding image quality, with high contrast and excellent resolution right out to the image edges. Not simply applied to any lens, the T* symbol only appears on multi-element lenses in which the required performance has been achieved throughout the entire optical path, therefore guaranteeing the highest quality.

Internal Focusing

Sony's Internal Focusing feature allows you to focus a lens without changing its size. With IF Lenses all optical movement is restricted to the interior of the lens barrel, providing for a lighter, more efficient design. Faster focusing is produced by a lighter and compact focusing lens group.


Maximum Aperturef/4.0
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length16-70mm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Angle of view83-23 degrees (APS-C)
Minimum Focus Distance0.35 m
Focus TypeAuto
Image StabilizationYes
Diaphragm Blades7, Circular
Zoom Focal Length16-70mm
Lens FormatAPS-C Sensors
Lens TypeStandard Zoom
Special DesignsMacro


Lens MountSony E-Mount


WeightApprox. 10.8 oz (308 g)

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