Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens

BH #SO1635282 • MFR #SAL1635Z2
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super ED and One ED Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Capture dynamic landscapes and wide perspectives with the full-frame A-mount Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens from Sony. Featuring a constant f/2.8 aperture, shooters will enjoy a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range as well as the ability to create images with a shallow depth of field. The lens also enjoys improved performance with an optical design that features one Super ED, one ED, and three aspherical elements as well as Zeiss' T* anti-reflective coating, which all help to minimize aberrations and improve sharpness and contrast.
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Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Overview

Capture dynamic landscapes and wide perspectives with the full-frame A-mount Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens from Sony. Featuring a constant f/2.8 aperture, shooters will enjoy a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range as well as the ability to create images with a shallow depth of field. The lens also enjoys improved performance with an optical design that features one Super ED, one ED, and three aspherical elements as well as Zeiss' T* anti-reflective coating, which all help to minimize aberrations and improve sharpness and contrast.

Operation is made easy with a fast and quiet Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for autofocus and the inclusion of both a focus hold button and focus mode switch. It also benefits from an internal focus design and offers photographers a minimum focus distance of 11" for getting close to their subjects. Additionally, it has a nine-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh as well as a dust- and moisture-resistant construction.

Based on the Zeiss Sonnar optical concept, this lens uses a design with 17 elements in 13 groups that helps create a relatively compact wide-angle zoom with improved contrast, a resistance to flare, and with minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations.
A wide-angle zoom designed for full-frame A-mount cameras, the 16-35mm can also be used on APS-C camera systems where it will provide a 24-52.5mm equivalent focal length.
A constant f/2.8 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.
One super extra-low dispersion element and one extra-low dispersion glass element are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Three aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
An SSM autofocus system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
A focus hold button and focus mode switch are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242889514

Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Specs

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony A
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.27 x 4.49" / 83 x 114 mm
Weight1.92 lb / 872 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 5.4 x 5.3"
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I shoot real estate usually 100. f/11. 0.5 How fixed f/2.8 is going to improve my shots? Thanks
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The answer would depend on which lens you currently own and how it compares to the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, not on the settings you use (as you would most likely use the same settings on the new lens). Without knowing which lens you own, the best I can state is, typically, a zoom lens with a constant aperture are typically sharper and have better optical performance compared to zoom lenses with floating maximum apertures. To see if there are any other improvements or features the above lens may provide over your current lens, I would have to recommend e-mailing our Professional Photo Department at [email protected] with your question and the brand/model of the lens you currently own, and we may be able to assist you further with your inquiry.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can this lens be used on a Nikon D800 body? perhaps with an adapter?
Asked by: Karen J.
This lens cannot be used on a Nikon D800.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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In the Overview, it is stated that Once focus has been set, pressing the Focus Hold Button on the lens barrel keeps the lens locked to the selected focusing distance. Does this mean that the lens is not inherently parfocal unless you hold that button? The gold standard for cine zooms is to be able to zoom in, focus, zoom out and hold focus. I assume from the description that this lens is not parfocal unless you use that hold focus button. I wonder why it is necessary to have such a button when it is so much easier to focus at max tele, especially for a lens this wide.
Asked by: Arthur
This button is more intended for stills photography to limit the focus area should a shooter want to lock their focus area to a given range, in order to avoid focus tracking.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-10-29

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Can I use the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* Lens on the new Sony mirrorless a7r ii, if I use a Sony A mount to E mount adapter?
Asked by: Patricia S.
Yes, you can use this lens on the A7R II with the use of the A to E mount adapter.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does this lens require an adapter to be used with the a6000?
Asked by: Robert B.
Yes. As the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* Lens uses the Sony A-mount/Minolta MAXXUM lens mount, and the Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera uses the Sony E-mount, you would need the Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter (Black), B&H # SOLAEA3, to connect the lens to your camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I purchased recently the previous model the SSM. Any reason to sell this lens and buy the new SSMII model?Willy Lindwer, Jerusalem
Asked by: Wolf
According to Sony, the new 16-35mm f/2.8 should improve upon the image quality, ghosting, and autofocus performance. The build has also been improved (moisture and dust resistant design). That being said, if you are happy with the performance of your current lens, I dont know that you need to upgrade. You might wait for some real world examples from the lens to come out, and then decide if it is worth the upgrade for you.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Why did attaching this lens to my Sony Alpha a99ii cause the camera body to lock up on me?
Asked by: Alfonza
That is unusual however we would need more information before we could determine the cause. I would recommend contacting us at [email protected] and let us know the full circumstances of the issue you are experiencing.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I from Australia do I need to convert currency or is this the price? Thanks
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All of our prices are listed in US dollars. There is a drop-down menu at the bottom of our website that allows you to view prices in your desired currency.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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