Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by seevve
|seevve#8478 date: Jan-4-2011|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||- 24-70za|
- Minolta 17-35/2.8-4
|positive:||+ Build quality|
+ sharpness stopped down to F8-F11
+ bokeh is great for wide angle zoom
+ SSM (Fast and silent focusing)
|negative:||- sharpness wide open in corners and at 28-35 not perfect|
- High vignetting at widest focal lengths
- non weather resistant
|comment:||16-35F2.8 ZA impressive wide angle zoom. I have this lens near a half year. Sold because don't use it often and to buy 24/2. But have good trip with this lens to Egypt.|
This lens have best build quality if compare zoom only for a-mount. Size of lens is constant, fells in hand very good. Fast and silent focusing.
IQ is good very good for landscapes. Images have good colors and detailed, than lens stopped down. Corners and bokeh are better than from 24-70. But sharpness wide open is not impressive. More other for my personal taste this lens have better bokeh than 35G. (Don't have much experience with 24/2 to compare right now). CA may easily corrcted in software (ACR, LR. DXO have profiles for this lens).
I don't cityscape shoot, but seems that distortion well controlled.