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Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

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Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
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22 facts in comparison

Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* vs Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

Why is Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* better than Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE?

  • Has focus motor
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  • 152g lighter
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    308gvs460g
  • 1.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    4fvs5.6f
  • 0.15m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.35mvs0.5m
  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
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    16mmvs18mm

Why is Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE better than Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*?

  • 12.5% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/3.5 vs4f
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 14° wider maximum angle of view
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    76°vs62°
  • 15.05° narrower minimum angle of view
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    vs23.05°
  • 0.27x Better magnification factor
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    0.27xvs0x
  • 18f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    40fvs22f
  • 130mm longer maximum focal length
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    200mmvs70mm
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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Price comparison

Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Buy used:

$579.00

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$644.95
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$998.00
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$698.30
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* AmazonSony SEL E Mount 50F14Z Zeiss Planar T F...Sony SEL E Mount 50F14Z Zeiss Planar T FE 50 mm 1.4 ZA Lens - Black
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$1,516.89
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* AmazonSony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS...Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens
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Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* AmazonSony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS I...Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS Interchangeable Full Frame Zoom Lens
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$798.00
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$938.99
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* AmazonSony α7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens
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$4,746.00

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

Buy used:

$325.00

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Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount ...Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, Black - Bundle with 67mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), Lens Pouch, Cleaning Kit, Lens Cleaner, LensCap Leash, Pc Software Package
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$1,198.00
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount ...Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, Black - Bundle w/Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), Lens Pouch, Cleaning Kit, LensCap Leash, Mac Software Package
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$1,198.00
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount ...Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, Black - Bundle with LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System, Peak Lens Changing Kit Adapter, Flex Lens Shade, 67mm Filter Kit, and More
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$1,257.16
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount ...Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, Black - Bundle with LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System, Peak Lens Changing Kit Adapter, Flex Lens Shade, 67mm Filter Kit, and More
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$1,257.16
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens (Ren...Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens (Renewed)
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$629.00
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens SEL1...Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 E-Mount Lens SEL18200LE
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$848.00
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE AmazonSony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C E-Mount...Sony 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS APS-C E-Mount Zoom Lens
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$548.00

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weight

308g

460g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.Is a telephoto lens
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
4.Includes lens hood
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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