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Sony SEL2470Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4

Standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras

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Our take on the Sony SEL2470Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4

One of the big advantages of having a camera that uses Sony's E-mount system is the continued addition of premium lenses from Zeiss. This legendary manufacturer, in partnership with Sony, has introduced yet another "must have" lens optimized for full-frame cameras like the Sony A7 and A7R. This ultra-compact, mid-range zoom with its Carl Zeiss T* lens coatings, ED and aspherical glass elements, and built-in Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization is sure to be on a lot of photographer's wish lists.

An ideal match for your compact Sony full-frame format E-mount camera

One of the big advantages of having a camera that uses Sony's E-mount system is the continued addition of premium lenses from Zeiss. This legendary manufacturer, in partnership with Sony, has introduced yet another "must have" lens optimized for full-frame cameras like the Sony A7 and A7R. This ultra-compact, mid-range zoom with its Carl Zeiss T* lens coatings, ED and aspherical glass elements, and built-in Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization is sure to be on a lot of photographer's wish lists.

The lens's versatile 24-70mm medium-zoom range and f/4 maximum aperture will take you from getting the whole room in the shot to intimate portraits while gathering all the light you need in subdued settings. And even with an APS-C sensor digital camera, you'll have a very useful equivalent range of 36-105mm — perfect for everyday challenges. And speaking of challenges, this lens's rugged dust- and moisture-resistant design means you'll be ready to capture beautiful images even in tough environmental conditions.

Product Highlights:

  • lens type: E-mount full frame (FE)
  • compatible with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 24-70mm with full-frame sensor cameras
    • 36-105mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • built-in Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for steadier handheld shots
  • Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating reduces lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color
  • dust- and moisture-resistant design for shooting in adverse environments
  • 1 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and 5 aspherical lens elements to provide better image sharpness and contrast, and reduce spherical aberrations
  • internal focusing design maintains overall lens length during focusing for greater consistency and faster performance
  • minimum focus distance: 16"
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
  • seven rounded aperture blades for smooth background defocusing
  • filter/attachment size: 67mm
  • lens is 2-7/8" in diameter and 3-15/16" long
  • weight: 15.1 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood, front and rear lens caps, soft storage pouch

What's in the Box:

  • SEL2470Z 24-70mm F4 lens
  • 67mm Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • ALC-SH130 Lens hood
  • Lens pouch
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Limited Warranty sheet
  • Carl Zeiss Serial No and inspection certificate

High quality images, with the typical Zeiss 3D rendering. I love the 24mm end, as it gives a sufficient wide angle. Very versatile on the A7r, where it has been permanently attached since I bought the lens.

Miro, Chicago

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Optics: The Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* (T-Star) FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z) midrange zoom lens is compatible with the Sony α interchangeable lens cameras with the E-mount. It cannot be used on a camera with the Sony A-mount. The lens has a focal length of 24-70mm with 35mm full frame cameras like the new A7 (ILCE7 and 7R), and 36-105mm on NEX-series cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors. It comes with the ALC-SH130 lens hood, front and rear lens caps, and a lens storage pouch.

Carl Zeiss T* Coating: The SEL2470Z lens was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss and Sony, and is produced under the strict standards and quality assurance of Carl Zeiss. The Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) coating virtually eliminates the lens flare, internal reflection, and light scattering that can occur at glass-to-air surfaces.

Optical SteadyShot (OSS): Equipped with Optical SteadyShot (OSS), the lens compensates for blur caused by camera shake for normal handheld photography. OSS also reduces the reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments, which greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Hand-held Twilight and Anti-Motion Blur shooting modes. Optical SteadyShot gives you a 4-stop shutter speed advantage when activated.

Focusing: The lens can be used in the auto-focus, direct manual focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes in the camera menu. In Direct Manual focus, you can fine-tune the focus by turning the focusing ring after initially auto-focusing. Manual focusing is performed with the focusing ring as well.

Dust/Moisture Resistant: While the SEL2470Z isn't waterproof, critical areas of the lens exterior have dust- and moisture-resistant seals to help ensure professional reliability in tough environments.

Lens Hood: The lens comes with the ALC-SH130 lens hood which helps prevent lens flare. When installed, the lens hood adds approximately 1.5" to the overall length of the lens. The hood can be stored on the lens by installing it backwards.

Specifications:

Lens Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Focal Length (35mm) 24-70mm
APS-C Equivalent 36-105mm
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspherical elements and one ED glass element for superior image quality)
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Angle of View 84°-34° (35mm)
61°-23° (APS-C)
Minimum Focus 15.7"
Filter Diameter 67mm
f-stop f/4 (constant) maximum
f/22 minimum
Aperture 7-blade circular
Weight 15.1 ounces
Dimensions Diameter=2.875"
Length=3.911" (4.419" with lens caps)

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needed a better lens [ Diego Alejandro  Nov 05, 2018 ]
Trying out the Sony digital camera world. [ ALBERT  Apr 27, 2017 ]
Really want an all around lens that I can use for all occasions and not have to carry multiple lenses. [ Alvin  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Lightweight and professional grade glass. When compared against Canon L 24-70 F2.8 with Metabones adapter, this lens held up well! Worth the weight and cost savings! [ Patrick  Jan 07, 2016 ]
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