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

reviewer#10644 date: Nov-3-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Not compared to any other lens.
price paid:
missing
positive:Build quality
IQ
CA control
Does not extend when zooming
A gem to use on a full frame camera
negative:heavy but then that is expected from a quality lens
fringing when you have a UV and CP filter on at the same time.
Expensive but worth every penny
comment:This lens has transformed my landscape and church photography. The quality of the images is produces are outstanding. It is a heavy but solid lens and works well with my A99 providing a very balanced combination.

It is expensive but in my mind worth every penny.

The link below will take you to my Flickr set dedicated to this lens.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/slawrencephotography/sets/72157632147898030

Si

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 56
  • sharpness: 4.68
  • color: 4.95
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 4.48
  • flare control: 4.43
  • overall: 4.68
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