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

reviewer#45756 date: Sep-15-2021
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Zony FE 16-35/4
Sony GM FE 16-35/2.8
Batis 18
Batis 25
Canon TS-E 24/2.8 Mk.II
price paid:US$1600
positive:Excellent center rez, HIGH build quality
negative:Soft toward edges, heavy
comment:A gorgeous, well-built, expensive, A-mount lens that is NOT up to the quality of the a99M2.

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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