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I have two hobbies: Photography and photographic gear. Both are related only to a small degree.

Carl Zeiss E 4/16-70 ZA OSS for Sony Nex Review




The Carl Zeiss 16-70mm 1:4 made by Sony is an expensive standard lens for the Nex / APS-C E-mount line of cameras. It combines a very useful focal range with a decent moderate speed and size.

All in all I think it is an interesting lens but it has some weaknesses which will be a deal breaker for some photographers.

You can buy the Zeiss 4/16-70 at for $998or for 799€ at (affiliate links)

About this review

I am a landscape and nature photographer and focus more on aspects which are important to me.

All images are taken with a Nex-6, processed with Adobe Lightroom 4 and can be found in full resolution at flickr by clicking on the image.


Size (diameter x length): 66mm x 75mm
Filter Thread: 55mm
Weight: 308g
Cose Focusing Distance / max. Reproduction Ration: 0.35 m / 1:4.35

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