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Vario-Tessar T* E 16–70 mm F4 ZA OSS


  • Portrait

  • Snapshot

  • Indoor

  • Landscape

  • Night scene

  • Travel

  • High performance ZEISS mid-range zoom lens.
  • High precision, advanced aspherial lens (AA lens) technology in a compact body.
  • Constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.
  • Elegantly finished metal exterior.

The latest advances in optical design technology have made it possible to deliver prized ZEISS contrast and clarity in a high-performance mid-range zoom. Four aspherical elements combine with one ED glass element to bring you breathtaking rendering. One of those aspherical elements is a product of innovative Sony high precision, advanced aspherical lens (AA lens) technology, enabling first-class performance in a diminutive design. You can shoot at the maximum F4 aperture throughout the zoom range, and internal focusing provides smooth, quiet zooming.

Main specifications

Lens configuration (group / element) 12 / 16
35mm-equivalent focal length (APS-C)* (mm) 24 - 105
Angle of view (APS-C)* 83° - 23°
Angle of view (35mm full frame) -
No. of aperture blade 7
Min. aperture (F) 22
Max. magnification ratio (x) 0.23
Min. focus (m) 0.35
Distance Encoder for ADI flash metering -
Filter dia. (mm) 55
Hood shape / mount petal / bayonet
Dimensions: Dia. x L (mm) 66.6 x 75
Dimensions: Dia. x L (in.) 2-5/8 x 3
Weight: (approx.) (g) 308
Weight: (approx.) (oz.) 10.9
Provided accessories hood (ALC-SH127), case

Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of announcement and are subject to change without notice

* With interchangeable-lens digital cameras incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
When mounted on α series cameras with APS-C type sensors, the actual angle of view will be equal to the angle obtained at a focal length approx. 1.5 times longer than stated.
Less light is transmitted by any lens at the image periphery. If the light falloff becomes excessive, reduce the aperture by 1 or 2 stops.


E-mount 35mm full frame

E-mount APS-C

α Lens accessories

Rear Lens Cap


Front Lens Cap


MC Protector


Circular PL Filter


ND Filter