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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Camera Lens

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Product highlights

  • Focal length: 24-70mm
  • Aperture range: f/4-22
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • 35mm full-frame format
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • One ED and five aspherical elements
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating
  • Dust and moisture-resistant construction
  • 7 blade circular aperture

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Camera Lens

This compact full-frame Carl Zeiss mid-range zoom lens covers a 24-70mm range with a constant maximum aperture of f/4, enabling consistent exposure settings at any focal length. This premium lens delivers superlative image quality with full-frame and APS-C E-mount cameras, and dust/moisture resistance means consistently reliable performance. A standard zoom lens is a lens in which the focal length varies, unlike a prime or fixed lens. A zoom lens is one that maintain (or regains) focus even with focal length of the subject-matter changes. Zoom lenses, such as this, provide the user with a convenient, go-to lens of variable focal length.

Constant f/4 Aperture

Constant f/4 aperture at all focal lengths means that the user can zoom and shoot at any aperture without having to worry about changes in exposure settings or depth of field, concentrating on the image rather than technical details.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass

As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

Aspherical Lens Elements

Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped aspherical elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

ZEISS T* Coating

The Zeiss T* coating is an important contributing factor, effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality. Flare and ghosting are reduced for enhanced color and contrast that give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This bokeh effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. Alpha lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

Specifications

Physical
Weight 15.1oz (426g)
Color Black
Mount
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Focus
Maximum Aperture f/4.0
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 24-70mm
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Angle of view 84 degree - 34 degree
Minimum Focus Distance 15.7 inch 0.4m
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Zoom Focal Length 24-70mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Standard Zoom

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Ratings and reviews

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Camera Lens

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Camera Lens SKU: SEL2470Z

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and Good Price This lens is well built and has excellent optics. While I am sure that the Sony 24-70 GM 2.8 lens is incredible, it is also very large and relatively expensive. The Zeiss 24-70 is much more compact and fits my budget better.
Date published: 2024-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from indispensable 24-70 I have been using the product for 4 years and I never leave it in my bag.
Date published: 2023-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for its size. I had the 24-70 f 2.8 but damaged my lens. It still works but I destroyed the filter threads. it turns out this f/4 is smaller and works fine. Full frame lenses are expensive. if you dont need the faster f 2.8 this is excellent.
Date published: 2023-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from zeiss is always good At the time I got this I had three alpha bodies. The a99ii , a7iii, and a7Riii. The a7iii came with the 28-70mm kit lens. I had been using the Zeiss 24-70 F2.8 on my a99ii. I tired of switching back and forth with the A mount 24-70 on a LA-EA-4 adapter. I sold the 28-70 and purchased the Zeiss 24-70 F4 E-mount. zI would give the edge to the Zeiss f2.8 but the smaller and lighter f4 has advantages in size and weight. Unless I need the extra f-stops I normally use the f4 on either E-body.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very High Quality Build, Sharp, Quick Auto Focus. I decided that f/2.8 was not necessary for my applications. I also like the size and weight of this lens. It feel very durable and I would compare it favorably to other brands higher end lenses.
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this lens. Sharp, great contrast! I purchased this lens at Best Buy. I was reticent because I wanted the more expensive one. I figured it would be better than the kit lens I was using for the last few years. I am not disappointed. I will eventually get the more expensive one but this one does well for the price.
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth This lens is tiny, sharp & with a super smooth zoom action!
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but could be better It's very sharp and it has very good auto-focus which makes it very useful for shooting with gimbal. It' also very robust. On the other hand it has very bad bokeh and also manual focus is almost impossible to use due to manual focus acceleration which can not be turned off.
Date published: 2019-02-17
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