differences

Reasons to consider the Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
More zoom 4.4x vs 3.1x
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40% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 70 mm vs 50 mm
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40% more reach, less perspective distortion
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Reasons to consider the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Shorter 30 mm vs 75 mm
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2.5x shorter
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Cheaper $139.95 vs $743.00
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The best price we've seen is $603 cheaper (5.3x less)
Slightly lighter 116 g vs 308 g
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2.7x lighter
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the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sony SteadyShot
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Diameter Small diameters Help
Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS67 mm
16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable65 mm
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Competitors

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$169 - $248

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Diameter Significantly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Lens

$169

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony 18-135mm

Sony 18-135mm

Travel lens

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Competitors

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Travel lens

$503 - $598

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter
Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Wide angle lens

$709 - $848

Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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