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
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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. It also features a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance and illumination throughout the zoom range. Ensuring optimal image quality, the lens design incorporates five aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical (AA), three extra-low dispersion elements, and the Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. This combination delivers images that are free from aberrations and flare.
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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Overview

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. It also features a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance and illumination throughout the zoom range. Ensuring optimal image quality, the lens design incorporates five aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical (AA), three extra-low dispersion elements, and the Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. This combination delivers images that are free from aberrations and flare.

For smooth operation, the lens uses a linear autofocus motor and an internal focusing design. Also, it is equipped with Optical SteadyShot to dramatically reduce the effects of camera shake on your images. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth, rounded bokeh.

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.
Covering ultra-wide to wide-angle perspectives, this compact 16-35mm will pair nicely with Sony's full-frame E-mount cameras. It can also be used on APS-C format cameras where it will provide a 24-52.5mm equivalent zoom range.
A 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.
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.
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.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242884205

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

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 3.88" / 78 x 98.5 mm
Weight18.27 oz / 518 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.845 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 5.2 x 5.05"
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Does it have image stabilization?

Does it have image stabilization?
Asked by: Beck
Yes this does have Optical Steady Shot built into the lens.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21

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

is this the OSS version?

is this the OSS version?
Asked by: Reniel
Yes, there is no version of this lens that doesnt have OSS.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-01-28

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 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

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

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Can I screw filters to the front of lens?
Asked by: Geoff L.
Yes, you can. (I screw filters and I have no problem.)
Answered by: Toko S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Which ND filter should I get for this? Planning on using this lens for video.
Asked by: Sean O.
I purchased the filter that came with the lens, but I am not using it. In general I have quit using ND filters and work hard at making sure my lenses are well treated.
Answered by: Steven S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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