Vario-Tessar® T* E16–70 mm F4 ZA OSS
A compact ZEISS® zoom for all occasions
This lightweight mid-range zoom combines renowned ZEISS® optical performance with a constant F4 maximum aperture for consistently fine performance throughout the zoom range. The 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 stabilization is built in.
Vario-Tessar® T* E 16–70 mm F4 ZA OSS Compatibility
E-mount Full-Frame cameras
E-mount APS-C cameras
ZEISS® quality in a compact, versatile zoom
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 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 stabilization compensates for camera shake that can blur images during handheld shooting, for sharp, clear night scenes and low-light indoor shots.
Legendary ZEISS quality manufactured and calibrated specifically for Sony imaging products. The T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast.
 Advanced aspherical lens (AA lens)  Aspherical lens  ED (extra-low dispersion) glass
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
 Contrast (%)  Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  At 16 mm / Max. aperture  At 16 mm / F8 aperture  At 70 mm / Max. aperture  At 70 mm / F8 aperture  Spatial frequency  10 line pairs / mm  20 line pairs / mm  40 line pairs / mm  Radial values  Tangential values
Specifications and Features
- Minimum Focus Distance
- 0.35 m (1.15 ft)
- Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
- Filter Diameter (mm)
- 55 mm
- 308 g (10.9 oz)
What's in the Box
Lens hood (ALC-SH127: petal shape, bayonet type), Lens front cap, Lens rear cap, Case