|Focal length||16-70 mm
|Aperture range||f/4 – f/22
|Focusing range||0.35 m – ∞
|Number of elements/groups||16/12|
|Angular field (APS-C)
|Filter thread||M 55
|Dimensions (with caps)||ø 66 mm, length 75 mm|
|Weight (without caps)
The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.
Optical Steady Shot (OSS) image stabilisation allows you to shoot clear, blur-free images in a wide variety of situations. Whether you are shooting handheld while zoomed in or in places with low levels of light, optical stabilisation significantly reduces the blur caused by camera shake. Also, OSS makes for images with less noise, as you do not have to boost ISO levels to compensate for a lack of light when in darker places.
Regardless of whether you’re shooting wide, or zoomed-in close on your subject, you can take advantage of a constant F.4 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. This means you do not have to adjust the shutter speed or ISO settings when changing your focal length, which is of great value when shooting with manual exposure or working with aperture priority, for example.
A silent autofocus mechanism means you can capture the details of an intimate moment with great precision. This is very useful in both film and photographic situations where you and your subjects do not want to be disturbed by mechanical noises.
Compact yet extremely capable – ZEISS worked in close collaboration with Sony to create a high-precision lens, containing aspherical lenses as well as extra-low dispersion glass to ensure a portable size, while delivering exquisite image quality at the same time.