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

Model #SEL1670Z

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Sony sel1670z 1
Sony sel1670z 1
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Weight 10.86 oz (308 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.62 x 2.95" (66.6 x 75 mm)
Filter Thread Front:55 mm


Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 62° - 23.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15' (35 cm)
Focal Length 16 - 70mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 105 mm
Elements/Groups 16/12
Magnification 0.23x
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)


Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
30 June 2014

A compact zoom lens for APS-C E-mount compatible Sony cameras that sports optical image stabilisation, a constant maximum aperture of f/4, and provides a field of view equivalent to a 24-105mm lens on a 35mm camera.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
22 December 2014

This is the BEST lens ever! I have other lens, but this is the only lens from now on. Some of these pictures were taken on the "fly" on a bus tour. Absolutely beautiful! This is used lens that looked brand new. Treat yourself, spend the won't be sorry.

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    Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh

10 March 2015

I recently purchased this lens hoping for an improvement over the 18-55mm kit lens. I was profoundly disappointed in the image quality. Given the cost of this lens, the lack of contrast and color quality is doubly disappointing.

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    Nicely made

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    Poor image quality

12 October 2014

This is a fabulous walk around lens. Furthermore the pictures are sharp, and distortion is low. I have owned full frame Canons with L zooms and I can say this combo is very satisfactory when you consider the low weight and size of the lens.

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    Fast focus. Quality construction. Smooth zoom. Perfect size and zoom range when you don't know where your wanderings will take you. Expensive, but worth every penny. You get what you pay for.

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    Bokeh is good at close range, but is less satisfying when object is not close. Bokeh does not rival larger f-stops, but is adequate. Wish they made this in 2.8 f-stop.

Abt electronics.32817785
2 June 2014

This is my First Zeiss E-Mount lens. My previous lens was the 18-55mm Kit lens for the Sony C3. This new lens has some heft to it. I am an above average beginner camera person so I will tell you my impressions as a beginner.

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    Great Contrast And Colors, Great Midsize Zoom Lens, Very sharp images, Zeiss Quality

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    extra cost, Not A Pocket Camera Lens

17 October 2013

The lens is made in Thailand, and comes with a certificate of inspection. It takes 55mm filters. Comes with a Zeiss sticker ;)

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    If you are frustrated with the SEL1855 Kit zoom lens especially with subpar results like barrel distortions at the wide-end look no further. It beats the kit lens in almost all distortion related issues and has more zoom range viz. 16mm to 70mm.

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    The minimum distance to focus is almost 1ft which is a bit problematic. Not much change in Image Quality when compared to kit lens.

24 October 2014

Just got off the phone with Sony technical support about an issue you should be aware of when using this lens with the a6000 and other Nex series cameras. When shooting between the 16-28mm range, and using the camera's internal auto-flash, a round shadow appears on the bottom left corner of just...

2 November 2013

I searched high and low this year for a great lens for my NEX 7 that I have had since it was released. And this is truly one fantastic lens. It truly brings out the full potential of the NEX7, making it a fantastic travel camera.

Product Highlights
  • Sony E-Mount
  • 24-105mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Constant f/4 Maximum Aperture
  • Circular Aperture Design
  • Metal Lens Barrel
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In The Box
  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • ALC-SH127 Lens Hood
  • Lens Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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