Sony SEL1670Z 16-70mm OSS Mount Lens199/1273
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About this product
This lightweight mid-range zoom 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 stabilization is built in.
ZEISS quality in a compact, versatile zoom Here's 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.
ZEISS Tessar compact standard 16-70mm zoom Lens.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is built in.
Model SEL1670Z. AE.
- Sony E-Mount lens mount.
- Compatible with Zeiss cameras.
- Aperture range of f/4 to f/22.
- Manual and auto focus.
- Image stabilisation system.
- 55mm filter.
- Zoom lens.
- Includes lens cap, hood and case.
- Weight of 308g.
90% would recommend to a friend
Produces wonderfully natural looking images
This lens isn't known for its sharpness, and often gets bad reviews by those who are slaves to fashion and tests that have no real world relevance. It's not soft; it's just not razor sharp. People focus on razor sharpness because it's unnatural...we don't notice such details with our own eyes, day to day, and so it gives us a sense of the exotic. But if you're focusing on skin pores, you're not really looking at the picture are you? Pictures from this lens draw your eye to the subject instead, and the luxury of light and colour surrounding it. The micro-contrast and smooth colour gradients give a wonderful sense of depth. Its representation of light and colour is natural in a way that other zoom lenses for APS-C E-Mount can't match, and can render a scene more real than razor sharpness ever will.
I bought this lens over a month ago to replace the kit lens supplied with my Sony a6300. Am absolutely thrilled with it as photos are much sharper and the zoom gives me greater versatility for taking pictures. It was very expensive but I can't see any need for another lens in the 16-70mm range.
Average performance high price
Starting with positives, build quality is superb, the look and feel of using this lens is fantastic. The zeiss colour is great too. However the optics on this are very poor. Edge sharpness is very bad wide open and barely passable stopped down. It is actually outperformed by the kit lens in a number of situations. For the price this is a very disappointing lens which I don’t expect to be keeping for long
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