Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS

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Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Lens mount(s)Sony E-mount
Technical data
Focal length24-70mm
Image format35mm full-frame
Aperture (max/min)f/4.0 -22.0
Close focus distance0.40 metres (1.3 ft)
Max. magnification0.20x
Diaphragm blades7
Construction12 elements in 10 groups
Manual focus overrideYes Yes
Weather-sealingYes Yes
Lens-based stabilizationYes Yes
Aperture ringNo No
Unique featuresCarl Zeiss approved
Max. length94.5 millimetres (3.72 in)
Diameter73.0 millimetres (2.87 in)
Weight426 grams (0.939 lb)
Filter diameter67mm
Lens hoodPetal-shape
Retail info

The Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS is a constant maximum aperture full-frame (FE) zoom lens for the Sony E-mount, announced by Sony on October 16, 2013.[1][2]

Though designed for Sony's full frame E-mount cameras, the lens can be used on Sony's APS-C E-mount camera bodies, with an equivalent full-frame field-of-view of 36-105mm.

Build quality[edit]

The lens showcases a minimalist black weather resistant metal exterior with a Zeiss badge on the side of the barrel and no zoom lock to prevent zoom creep. Both the zoom and focus rings are metal. The barrel of the lens telescopes outward from the main lens body as it's zoomed in from 24mm to 70mm.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*: Digital Photography Review". Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  2. ^ "Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens review: Good value?". 7 March 2014.