Sony E 16-70mm f/4 Black Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens

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Product Overview

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-105mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One ED Element; Four Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 13.8"
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Outstanding contrast and resolution at all settings are hallmarks of this premium go-anywhere lens. An advanced aspherical lens (AA lens) element and three normal aspherical elements reduce lens size and weight without sacrificing image quality. The renowned T* coating, unique to Carl Zeiss, reduces glare and ghosting for natural colour reproduction plus superb definition and clarity.

Unlike budget zooms that stop down at longer focal lengths, maximum aperture remains a constant F4 at all focal lengths. This reduces the need for high ISO settings when zoomed in, and provides consistent exposure performance throughout the zoom range. As an extra refinement, the circular aperture can achieve beautifully smooth, natural background defocus (bokeh) effects.

Sony’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system counters the effects of hand shake for sharper images – even at slow shutter speeds or in low light. Exemplary optical performance is matched by the premium construction you’d expect from Carl Zeiss, with an elegantly finished metal exterior and a distinctively luxurious feel.

For fast, silent autofocus, the 16-70mm is equipped with a linear motor and uses an internal focus design. It also has Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake, especially at longer focal lengths. Additionally, the lens can focus as close as 13.8" and it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

  • Based on the Zeiss Tessar optical concept, this lens uses a design with 16 elements in 12 groups that helps ensure a smaller overall lens size along with reduced flaring, distortion, and chromatic aberrations.
  • A versatile mid-range zoom for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this 16-70mm lens provides a wide-angle to short telephoto 24-105mm equivalent focal length that works for anything from vast landscapes to tight portraits to distant subjects.
  • A constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Four aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical (AA), are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.


  • MPN - SEL1670Z
  • GTIN - 4905524935462
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Focal Length 16 - 70mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 105 mm
Aperture Range Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Sony E
Lens Format APS-C
Minimum Focusing Distance 13.78“ (35 cm)
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilizer Yes
Angle Of View 83 - 23
Groups 12
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Tripod Collar No
Elements 16
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.62 x 2.95“ (66.6 x 75 mm)
Weight 308
Format Compatibility APS-C
Focal length 16 - 70mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 105 mm
Angle of view 83 - 23
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance 35 cm
Camera Mount Type Sony E
Autofocus yes
Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.35
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Weight 308 g
Magnification 0.23x
Filter Thread Front: 55 mm
Filter size Front: 55 mm
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  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • ALC-SH111 Petal Lens Hood
  • Lens Carrying Case
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