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Sony - Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Zoom Lens for Select Sony Cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You know you want it

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    emmgee

    As I was researching the pros and cons of this lens, many said what I have now concluded: if you can afford it it's worth it. I'm not sure why it's so expensive but I suspect in the years to come I'll remember the quality of the photos and not the price. It's got a pop, an oomph, a wow that makes me feel like I'm heading in Ansel Adams territory. If you enjoy standard photography and aren't trying to push your photographic skills I wouldn't recommend it. But I'm trying to learn as much as I can and with this tool I feel like I can do many fun things. Sorry for the lack of tech talk but you can find that anywhere. I think it's more of an emotional thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic lens for nex 6 and a6000

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    Kneerudge
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    I got this lens a month ago and took it for a trip to Spain along with my nex 6. The sharpness and colors I got from this lens were unbelievable. I have the 18-200 e mount and I have used it for two years, while I love the reach of that lens the IQ of this lens blows away the 18-200 by miles. Unfortunately I cannot afford both lenses so am going to sell the 18-200 and just keep the 16-70. I rather have very sharp pictures and compromise on zoom. The 16-70 was adequate for 90% of my Spain trip pics and with the constant f4 I was able to crop many pictures where the bigger zoom would have helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade to standard kit lens on A6000

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    JoeyO
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    I hike with this as my "one lens," with the 16mm (24mm equivalent on my Sony a6000 APS-C sensor) working well for most landscapes, though occasionally I wish for wider; the 70mm end of the zoom and everything in between are great for framing and closeups. It has an excellent bokeh compared to the kit lens (16-50mm) that came with the camera, very smooth background blur with the shape and number of diaphragm blades.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but worth it

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    CVDH
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    Huge improvement overal compared to the kit lens. Colors are much better and the consistency across the focal range is a game changer. The focal range is actually great, the addition from 50mm to 70mm makes a lot of difference over the kit lens and we now keep this lens 90% of the time. I feel it upgraded our beloved Sony A-6000 to a whole other level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Lens

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    Anthonyg1681
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    I truly love this lens, takes crisp photos. Constant f4 aperture is great. Fast and smooth focusing, completely quiet. Build quality is very good, smooth zoom and focusing rings. This lens is on my a6000 90% of the time. I would wait for the occasional sale, I picked this up for $799 on sale, great deal for this lens. This is a great piece in such a small package, very well balanced on any sony mirror less system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

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    Sasa
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    Initially was hesitant to purchase the lens considering the price and reviews about some of the pieces having manufacturing defects. My copy is very good and gives amazing sharp images. Have not tried other sony similar lens , so can't compare it with other Sony lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best overall lens to replace the Kit lens

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    Cosmo
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    This is by far the best native E-Mount to replace your "walk around" kit lens that comes with the A6000/A6300. I took off one star due to the barrel distortion and soft edges, but nothing to cry about if you have Lightroom or zoom in. This will be on your Sony Alpha A6000/6300 95% of the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Serial numbers not matching

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    grivera
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    Bought open box, excellent condition but the serial number on the body was not matching the serial on the box packaging and the certificate of authenticity from Zeiss also had a different serial numbers. 3 different serial numbers!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Multipurpose Lens

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    Bolling
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    An excellent companion to the Sony A6000 for a photographer who takes a lot of macro shots as well as short range zoom shots. Excellent Zeiss glass!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp compact lens

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    mrimaging
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    This makes an excellent travel lens for the A7rii. It ends up being a 24-105mm and the combined weight and size are very appealing. The resulting images are 18mp, which is plenty for most applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lens for Sony A6500

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    Hohu
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    I used this lens on Sony A6500. The 16-70 zoom range is perfect with constant F4. It produces good image. Of course, if I need better picture, I will use prime lens instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome all round lens

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    TechAdv77
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    This is what I use for most shots when I travel. I would not recommend for portraits, wildlife. I use it for landscapes, cityscapes, casual photos when i travel

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its a great lens for someone starting out

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    Onevila
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    Its a lens thats great for both land scapes and portraits, im still learning but its been a lot more crisp and clear than the kit lens for the sony a7

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp lens

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    AgWriter
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    I had a professional photographer recommend this lens and I'm not disappointed in it. It's a great walk-about lens for my Sony camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mine did not work

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    KKCNick
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    There seems to be quality control issues because I was not able to mount it to the sony a6300. It the aperature blades were not working.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp, all around lens

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    JJCBuddy
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    This is the lens you have on your camera all the time. Super sharp! I have this and a 50. Get it. No regrets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality lens - amazing clarity

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    pb101
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    this is truly one of the best lenses for Sony e-mount mirrorless products - excellent sharpness and clarity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Diegoben
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    Very expensive, but it worth every dólar. The images are really sharp. Landscape and also portraits are a 10/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lense for portrait

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    Gwennn
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    I enjoyed the lens and it helps me take great portraits in either indoor or outdoor situations

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and nice images

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    SAGMan
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    a compact lens with a nice versatile range. My go to lens for all around shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend