Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by Mitchins
|Mitchins#23468 date: Jan-12-2016|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||16-35mm SSM I|
Sigma 12-24mm II
Tokina 17mm ATX-pro
Tamron 15-30 (Nikon version)
|price paid:||2050 AUD new|
|positive:||It's fairly light and compact|
Improved over the original
It takes normal filters
Zeiss® quality and feel in photos!
|negative:||There's still some later CA or distortion in the extreme corners but it's much improved|
|comment:||After owning the original and being unhappy with the corner resolution this baby took me by surprise. I was looking to buy the tamron 15-30 which although it's technically Superior in sharpness I feel the gap is now very small with this new version, and in some cases this lens edges out( a small feat given difference in size).|
It's about as perfect as a wide angle lens can get. It takes normal filters and is well built and performs very well.
Love that Zeiss look and feel - it's a definite improvement, they even shaved a 70g or so of weight off it!