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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One AA Element; Four Aspherical Elements
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
A compact and weather-resistant option, the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from Sony will satisfy nearly all the wide-angle needs of full-frame E-mount shooters. The flexible wide zoom is characterized by a constant f/4 maximum aperture, making this an ideal lens for street, landscapes, cityscapes, and other subjects requiring a broad field of view and the inherent versatility of a zoom.
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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sleek Wide-Angle Versatility
  • 3ZEISS Optical Design
  • 4Image Stabilization, AF, and Handling
By B&H Photo's
Sleek Wide-Angle Versatility
A compact and weather-resistant option, the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from Sony will satisfy nearly all the wide-angle needs of full-frame E-mount shooters. The flexible wide zoom is characterized by a constant f/4 maximum aperture, making this an ideal lens for street, landscapes, cityscapes, and other subjects requiring a broad field of view and the inherent versatility of a zoom.
ZEISS Optical Design
  • Based on the ZEISS Tessar optical concept, this lens uses a design with 12 elements in ten groups that helps ensure a smaller overall lens size along with reduced flaring, distortion, and chromatic aberrations.
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
  • ZEISS T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
  • Three extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Five aspherical elements, including one large-diameter Advanced Aspherical (AA) element, are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
Image Stabilization, AF, and Handling
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Specs

Focal Length
16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Optical Design
12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.07 x 3.88" / 78 x 98.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.47" / 113.65 mm
Weight
18.27 oz / 518 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.845 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9 x 5 x 3.1"

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Reviews

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Will this have any issues on the A7R IV?

Will this have any issues on the A7R IV?
Asked by: Ryan
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens is fully compatible with the Sony A7rIV. There are no issues.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-04-14

does this lens only manually zoom on a sony fx9?

does this lens only manually zoom on a sony fx9?
Asked by: Philip
Yes. No power zoom offered.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-01-09

How does this lens compare to the Sony ...

How does this lens compare to the Sony Vario-Tessar 16-70mm f/4 Lens?
Asked by: William
They both are very good lenses Zeiss glass , 16-70mm is not a full frame lens .
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-17

Bought the lens and love it - however, I cannot ...

Bought the lens and love it - however, I cannot find a number to pin to how many stops of light the stabilization is equivalent to, anyone know?
Asked by: Tom
You gain about 3 stops of light.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-14

does this fit on a SOny fx9?

does this fit on a SOny fx9?
Asked by: Per
This lens fits on Sony E mount full frame cameras. I have mine on a Sony A7III. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Larry
Date published: 2020-03-12

Does the REAR element (the one closest to the ...

Does the REAR element (the one closest to the camera sensor) move during zooming and/or focusing?
Asked by: Jacob
The rear element does not move when zooming or focusing.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-08-31

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Does this lens have manual focus available? I am wondering that If I use ND filter, how it still be able to auto focus? Please help and Thank you!
Asked by: Anonymous
There is no physical manual/autofocus button on the lens, so one has to do this via the camera menu settings ... Works well by the way. Have not tried it with a ND filter yet. With ND filters I usually focus without the filter, put it on manual and then take the picture with the filter attached ... with a variable ND filter it is even easier ... Just turn the adjustment ring from no ND to the desired amount.
Answered by: Karina V.
Date published: 2019-06-17

Does the OSS work well with IBIS for video?

Does the OSS work well with IBIS for video?
Asked by: Mark
Yes the stabilization works well if you are standing still but if you’re walking the rolling shutter on the Sony’s are so bad that nothings going to save it. I bought this lens because I intended on using it to vlog with but what I found is that well the rolling shutter with the sensor that’s so bad that I just ended up not using it. I ended up vLogging with my GoPro or my Osmo Action most of the time. It does work well though if you’re standing still and you’re just holding your camera out in front of you however if you were moving it will help but not as much as you would probably like it too. I am interested in seeing how this lens performs with the A7SIII because I have been using it with the A7R3 and they have different sensors and different rolling shutter and A7SIII has better stabilization.
Answered by: Larry
Date published: 2020-10-26
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