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Keywords: Sony Wide Mid Tele Zoom E-Mount APS-C ZA OSS Stabilized Tested


Registered: August 2014
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Sony E 16-70mm f/4 Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* ZA OSS SEL1670Z review by gmnguyen
Review Date: 8/20/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: sharp, good contrast
Cons: N/A

The Sony E 16-70mm F4 is an excellent lens. It is sharp and high contrast at ALL focal length and ALL aperture. Usually, a zoom lens tend to be soft at the tele end and wide open. The Sony 16-70 is very sharp at 70mm F4. I can do nice portrait shots at 70mm f/4 but I have to set the 18-55 kit lens to F8 at 55mm because the kit lens is very soft at 55mm F5.6. I cannot get nice bokeh with the kit lens. The 16mm is very nice, too. In real life, the contrast is always on high level.
Is it expensive at $1000? No. The Olympus 12-40 f/2.8 is in the same price range. The M43 f/2.8 gives similar bokeh as the f/4 on APS-C sensor. The DSLR Nikon 16-85 f/3.5-5.6 is $700 but it is not constant f/4.


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