Sony
Vario-Tessar® T* FE 16-35 mm F4 ZA OSS
SEL1635Z
2014-09-15
In production
1500
1350
518
78 x 78 x 99
produced with Zeiss
  • OpticalLimits 7.0
    It is capable of delivering sharp results at medium apertures. It's pretty much excellent around the 20mm mark, the weakest spot is at 35mm where the corners could be better at f/4 and f/5.6 but beyond they are just fine actually. The field curvature is a bit on the high side at 16mm (at f/4 and f/5.6). Image distortions are typical for a lens in this class. The amount of lateral CAs is relatively good. The build quality is impressive.
  • Phillip Reeve
    For the entire zoom range you get excellent central sharpness from f/4 and very good across the frame sharpness stopped down. The stabilizer works very well and it produces very nice sun stars. Optical problems like vignetting and distortion are well enough controlled that they are seldom a problem. Only the flare resistance has proven to be an issue at times.
Sony FE (full frame)
Yes
16
35
2.20
No
Yes
4.00
4.00
7
No

Focus

Yes
Yes
Indirect
28
0.19

Build

Yes
12/10
5 aspherical, 3 extra low dispersion
72
Yes