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VARIO-TESSAR T* E 16-70MM F4 ZA OSS

Full Specifications and Features

SEL1670Z

$1,149.99

Mount
Sony E-mount
Format
APS-C
Focal Length (mm)
16-70mm
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)
24-105mm
Lens Groups / Elements
12/16
Angle of View (APS-C)
83°-23°
Maximum aperture (F)
4
Minimum Aperture (F)
22
Aperture Blades
7
Circular Aperture
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
0.35 m (1.15 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
0.23x
Filter Diameter (mm)
55mm
Image stabilization (SteadyShot)
Optical SteadyShot
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
66.6 x 75 mm (2 5/8 x 3 in)
Weight
308 g (10.9 oz)
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"35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)" and "Angle of View (APS-C)" are with interchangeable lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH127: petal shape, bayonet type)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Case

Features

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ZEISS quality in a compact, versatile zoom

Here’s class-leading ZEISS optics with the legendary T* coating in a mid-range zoom that is compact and convenient for a wide range of subjects. The 16mm to 70mm zoom range will cover most shooting situations, making this lens an ideal choice for day-to-day photography or moviemaking.

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Refined optics deliver stunning images

Four aspherical elements, including one AA element, combine with one ED glass element for breathtaking rendering. A linear motor achieves smooth, quiet operation that is ideal for movies as well as stills. The T* coating enhances performance even further by effectively suppressing reflections so that crisp, natural contrast is maintained.

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Constant exposure at any zoom setting

A constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range means consistent exposure settings at any focal length as well as improved low-light capability. There’s no need to worry about aperture related exposure variations as you zoom, concentrating on the image rather than technical details.

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Always sharp and clear

Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake that can blur images when shooting handheld. Sharp, clear night scenes or indoor shots in dim lighting can be captured without the need to boost ISO sensitivity and risk increased noise.

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Outstanding colour and contrast

The ZEISS T* coating is an important contributing factor, effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality. Flare and ghosting are reduced for enhanced colour and contrast that give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

Quiet zooming

The lens boasts a linear motor-driven internal focusing mechanism that provides smooth, quiet zooming, so you’ll be able to get close to your subjects without disturbing them. Coupled with the response AF, this lens is perfect for shooting movies as well as stills.