Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens

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This lightweight mid-range Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens combines renowned ZEISS optical performance with a constant F4 maximum aperture for consistently fine performance throughout the zoom range. Linear motor drive achieves smooth, quiet operation that, coupled with responsive AF, makes this lens ideal for movies and stills in a wide range of shooting situations. Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation is built in.

  • Carl Zeiss® Sonnar optics
  • High quality, compact size standard zoom lens from super-wide 24mm to 105mm telephoto (in 35mm equivalent)
  • Constant F4 through the zoom range
  • Built-in optical image stabilisation
  • With high precision, advanced aspherical lens (AA lens) technology


ZEISS quality in a compact, versatile zoom
Here’s the Sony 16-70mm lens with class-leading ZEISS optics with the T* coating in a mid-range zoom that is compact and convenient for a wide range of subjects and shooting situations.

Refined optics deliver stunning images
Four aspherical elements, including one AA (advanced aspherical) element, combine with one ED glass element for consistently breathtaking rendering throughout the zoom range.

Constant exposure at any zoom setting
Maximum aperture on the Sony 16-70mm lens is F4 at all focal lengths so the user can zoom and shoot at any aperture without having to keep track of changes in exposure settings or depth of field.

Always sharp and clear
Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation compensates for camera shake that can blur images when shooting handheld, for sharp, clear night scenes and low-light indoor shots. 


Product name Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Model name SEL1670Z
Lens mount Sony E-mount
Format *1 APS-C
Focal-length (mm) 16-70
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) *2 24-105
Lens construction (groups-elements) 12-16
Angle of view (APS-C) *2 83°-23°
Maximum aperture (F) 4
Minimum aperture (F) 22
Number of aperture blade 7
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.35
Minimum focus distance (ft) 1.15
Maximum magnification ratio (x) 0.23
Filter diameter (mm) 55
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) Optical SteadyShot
Hood type Petal shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) 66.6 x 75
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) 2-5/8 x 3
Weight (approx.) (g) 308
Weight (approx.) (oz.) 10.9
Hood (model) ALC-SH127
Lens front cap Yes
Lens rear cap Yes
Case Yes