Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Review

4.5
March 21, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Conclusion


The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS is a great upgrade for your NEX/Alpha kit lens, offering much better image quality across the versatil focal range, a useful constant aperture of f/4, built-in image stabilisation, great build quality and reliable auto-focusing. The high price tag will inevitably put a lot of people off, but if you can afford it the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS delivers excellent image quality and high sharpness from f/5.6-f/11 at all focal lengths, with performance only dropping off a little at the edges of the frame. If you've outgrown the capabilities of the standard zoom that came with your camera and don't want to invest in a bag of prime lenses, then you should definitely consider the new Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4

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