Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

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Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby alphaomega » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:31 pm

Finally a SR5 rumour from SAR on the much awaited quality mid range zoom for NEX APS-C
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-16-7 ... el-sensor/
Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
- Filter diameter of 55mm
- Has OSS(!)

So we may be seeing a worthwhile standard zoom for NEX APS-C cameras, a kind of slightly shorter NEX version of the A mount Sony/CZ 16-80 but with a fixed F4. Sounds good to me and I will probably buy one if it produces "the goods" and is not too large and combersome.
Personnally not interested in any of the other products. I might consider selling my NEX-5N for an upgraded NEX-6 with a 20Mp sensor.

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:19 pm

I have the CZ 16-80 and if this new NEX lens is anything like it I would jump on it for landscaping and everyday use. I really like the results of the CZ16-80. Don't have a NEX anymore though.

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby Birma » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:13 am

I agree. Looks very interesting :)
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby gio67 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:58 pm

mvanrheenen wrote:I have the CZ 16-80 and if this new NEX lens is anything like it I would jump on it for landscaping and everyday use. I really like the results of the CZ16-80. Don't have a NEX anymore though.



same here, that is still my favourite lens , I suppose if it does arrive in the emount it will be big and heavy compared to Sony emounts

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby alphaomega » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:19 pm

With reference to gio67 comment above, there is actually a picture of the Sony/Zeiss E mount 16-70mm here
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-larg ... unt-zooms/
And for comparison there is a line-up of all Sony E mount lenses here
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-firs ... ew-lenses/
The 16-70 looks large compared with the 16-50 pancake and even the 10-18mm wide angle, which is also constant F4, but the 18-105 looks colossal compared with the rest. Must have been fed plenty of "growth hormones".

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby gio67 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:20 pm

at a 1000 dollars ,I'm out

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:00 pm

gio67 wrote:at a 1000 dollars ,I'm out


Ouch! The CZ16-80 looks like a bargain now doesn't it?!

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby gio67 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:05 am

mvanrheenen wrote:
gio67 wrote:at a 1000 dollars ,I'm out


Ouch! The CZ16-80 looks like a bargain now doesn't it?!


it certainly does,
unfortunately my cz16-80 does not manual focus, I only found out when I got the Nex and I'm a great fan of DMF, I could not part with the lens though, it was always my on camera lens.

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:20 am

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It doesn't actually look to be very ungainly at all--just a 55mm filter thread and a slightly wider barrel than the mount. Now the 18-105mm f/4 G is a monster--reminding me very much of the old Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5, also having the 72mm filter thread.

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby pakodominguez » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:42 pm

KevinBarrett wrote:Image

It doesn't actually look to be very ungainly at all--just a 55mm filter thread and a slightly wider barrel than the mount.

I did expect this lens been a 62mm thread, like the 10-18.

KevinBarrett wrote:Now the 18-105mm f/4 G is a monster--reminding me very much of the old Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5, also having the 72mm filter thread.

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I believe the 18-105 will be targeted to video, more than stills.

Now we need NEX cameras, specially the NEX-7 replacement, focusing faster and accurate, specially in low light.
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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby gio67 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:42 pm

when I use the 16-80 on the nex 6 with the LA EA2 adaptor it has a nice balance to it and not in the least cumbersome

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Re: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T * E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS for NEX APS-C

Unread postby Mark K » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:12 am

:mrgreen: Recently Sigma launched their master piece 18-35/1.8 for cropped sensor camera. I wonder how will these two new Nex zooms behave when compare to Sigma?
I am getting 16-70ZA anyway like my diving buddy is getting the 18-105 for its power zoom feature


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