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

reviewer#10052 date: Mar-23-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:24-70 cz
price paid:$1250AUS
Solid lense
negative:Tends to miss focus
comment:Had a really good experience with the 24-70cz and wanted the same with the wider angle, so I went for it.

Really happy with this lens, great colors and beautiful images. Just doesn't seem to have that same pop as the 24-70cz but I still love the results.

I do have a slight issue with focusing a it often misses the mark and needs manual adjustment. Not sure if it's due to using it on the A55 but I really want to try it on a new FF when released. When focus is hit, images are sharp.

Obviously weight is an issue, but that's something I'm willing to live with.

Highly recommended.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 57
  • sharpness: 4.66
  • color: 4.95
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 4.47
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.67 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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