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Sony SEL1670Z E-mount Carl Zeiss Lens with Steadyshot

by Sony
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • 16-70mm Carl Zeiss lens, with AA technology. Maximum F4 aperture across the focal range. SteadyShot helps keep images sharp
  • Mid-range standard zoom lens
  • SteadyShot image stabilisation
  • APS-C format, E-mount


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm ; 308 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: SEL1670Z.AE
  • ASIN: B00EUFTT62
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Aug 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,849 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Features

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens - The F4 Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* lens brings professional quality imaging to your tablet or smartphone. The wide aperture allows more light to enter the lens for sharp, true-colour image reproduction – without flare or ‘ghosting’, thanks to the T* multilayer lens coating. The round seven-blade aperture also enables you to control foreground and background blur levels, so you can be more creative with your photos.

Aspherical lens (AA lens) technology - AA lens technology maximises portability without sacrificing imaging power. The lens combines four aspherical elements with one ED glass element to deliver high-precision shots and breathtaking rendering – without the bulky design usually associated with other DSLR lenses.

Constant F4 aperture - With the ability to shoot at a constant F4 aperture across the entire 24mm to 105mm focal length, you’ll be able to get closer to the action without sacrificing detail. At full zoom, you’ll be able to lower your ISO setting and increase your shutter speed for crisp, no-noise shots.

SteadyShot image stabilisation - Built-in SteadyShot technology keeps your image stable even when your hands aren’t. By compensating for the minor hand motions that can cause blurring and distortion, SteadyShot ensures brilliant photographic results – even in challenging low-light conditions. Switch to SteadyShot Active mode for sharp, blur-free movie shooting.

Dedicated low-light settings - The Anti Motion Blur and Handheld Twilight modes make it easy to shoot clear, blur-free, low-noise images in settings that would usually be challenging. From the great outdoors to low-light interior surroundings, you’ll get a great shot without having to boost your ISO settings.

Quiet zooming - The lens boasts a linear motor-driven internal focusing mechanism that provides smooth, quiet zooming, so you’ll be able to get close to your subjects without disturbing them. Coupled with the response AF, this lens is perfect for shooting movies as well as stills.

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Box Contains

Hood (ALC-SH127)
Lens rear cap
Lens front cap
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Lens 9 April 2014
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I bought this lens a couple of months ago primarily for a trip to Australia & New Zealand. I have a Canon 5d Mk3 and a bag full of lenses, but did not want to carry too much stuff around.
I already had the Sony Nex 7 and a couple of lenses to go with that including the Zeiss 24mm. I thought that this lens would be a good compliment to go with tis kit, and despite a couple of not very favourable reviews and a general lack of information on the internet I decided to take a ( Quite Expensive ! ) chance with this lens.
Well I'm glad I did, it was on the camera for almost the whole trip and I've been delighted with the results.
The images as sharp, with that Zeiss "pop" - The lens itself is very well made and covers a useful 24-105mm equivalent focal length and a reasonable fast - but constant F4.0 aperture.
OK it cost's way more than standard kit lens but in my opinion is well worth it - Buy it and enjoy !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but over-priced? 7 July 2014
By Art
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This is a difficult lens to characterise, at least in part as a result of it's price.

I've previously used Sony full frame SLR cameras, and other mirror-less crop format cameras, so I have an idea what to expect from zoom lenses. At every focal length, the centre performance of this lens is excellent, though the edges of the image on the "long" side tend to trail it a little at full aperture. Focal lengths at the side end of it's range are probably stronger than at the long end of it's range. Stopped down, the resolution is more even across the frame, though the edges never quite reach the same level as the centre (which is generally excellent). The corners are generally ok, again better when shopped down, but always a little softness is present.

Focusing is generally swift in good light, but can slow down a lot in very low interior light, and seems slower at the longer end than the wider.

To put it's optical performance into perspective, I compared it to a Sony/Minolta 24-105 f3.5-4.5 full frame zoom. The E mount lens is generally always sharper in the centre and the edges than the SLR lens, though the SLR lens may be slightly more consistent across the frame when stopped down. So in reality, the ZA 16-70mm is very good, but ironically the generally strong performance in the image centre acts to let it down since the edges of the frame rarely hit the same level - but compared to a similar lens from 10 years ago, it is generally excellent.

I must say that I had 2 of these lenses - the first one appeared to have an alignment issue that caused one side of the image to look quite soft at some focal lengths, particularly when used at maximum aperture (f4), but also present when stopped down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Lens though overpriced 17 Jun 2014
By Paul B
Being a NEX user our top end interchangeable lens cost the earth, however this is a really excellent lens if about £100 overpriced. I had the 16-50 Kit previously as my only zoom and this destroys it in every way, it is also nearly 7 times more expensive, so destroy is the least I expect.

Very nice feel to the lens, solid as a rock however it is pretty heavy compared to other lens, to the point it made me invest in a better shoulder strap than the one that comes with the camera (the kit strap is pretty naff anyway). Focus ring has a much nicer feel than my other lens, and fine tuning and full manual focus is a more enjoyable experience.

For me this covers a decent zoom range without crossing the size barrier which makes having a CSC seem almost pointless. It's as sharp, if not sharper at times, than the Sony 35mm 1.8 prime I own and colour and contrast need very little post tweaking compared to my other lens.

Wish it were cheaper, it would get 5 stars otherwise. Seems it is, literally, the price we must pay for being E-Mount users, temporary I hope.
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