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

reviewer#8262 date: Nov-17-2010
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:
price paid:
positive:Wide on FF, color, sharp,
negative:Heavy , expensive
comment:This lens loves A900 a lot. And A900 adore this lens even more. I use this lens a lot since I bought it. The wide perspective on FF is just amazing. From all my wide angle lenses I used to have, this lens is the best. After seeing my photos with this lens - 75% of all photos are taken between 16-22mm. At 35mm I noticed it is little bit soft when wide open2.8f, but from 3.5 is sharp again. Great for landscape, indoor, people........ Must have lens for FF

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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