Sony 16-70mm f4 - A high-performance everyday shooter
A high-performance everyday lens, this 16-70mm f4 from Sony is the lens to carry with you, if you can only take one lens. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-105mm, this lens has a zoom range that is suitable for uses ranging from landscapes and interiors to sports and travel snap-shots - it is a favoured focal rage of beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Constant f4 aperture - letting in plenty of light
Able to be taken out and about in any lighting condition, the 16-70mm features a constant maximum aperture of f4. This means at the wide end and at the long you can shoot wide open and reap the benefits of faster shutter speeds. Faster shutter speeds mean no camera-shake and sharper images, which develops a sense of confidence in users. Particularly present at the longer end of the zoom range, the large aperture helps to create beautiful background blur in your photographs. The flexibility of this lens means you can be shooting a wide-angle landscape in available light one minute, and a tightly-cropped portrait with selective focus the next.
Further stability - OSS
For even further stability and low-light shooting capability, Sony have included their Optical SteadyShot in the 16-70mm, enabling you to shoot in even darker environments without producing unusable blurry images. Rated to stop camera shake by up to 4 stops, this stabiliser is also noteworthy for the extra stability it provides when shooting at longer magnifications, where camera shake is particularly menacing.
Other key features
- Four Aspherical lens elements - Reduces chromatic aberrations
- T* coating - reduces flare and ghosting and enhances clarity, contrast and colour accuracy
- Circular aperture diaphragm -for the production of beautiful out-of-focus areas