Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by Collingsandheal

reviewer#29676 date: Aug-27-2016
sharpness: 3
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 10-18 E-mount on Nex7 & A6000. Voigtlander 15mm.
price paid:750 GBP
positive:Zeiss badge
negative:It is only sharp in the centre of the image.
comment:4.8 for sharpness, dream on. Maybe in the center but the edge of the frame is not as good as the Sony 10-18 E-mount on the NEX-7 which has a smaller sensor. Simply not worth the money. The badge looks nice in the Peli case though. I sold this lens soon after buying it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 4.33
  • flare control: 4.67
  • overall: 4.53 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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