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

reviews found: 2   
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
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.
reviewer#23468 date: Jan-12-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:16-35mm SSM I
Samyang 14mm
Sigma 12-24mm
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
ZeissĀ® quality and feel in photos!
Well built
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!

reviews found: 2   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.40

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