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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super ED and One ED Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Super Sonic Wave AF Motor
  • Focus Hold Button; Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11"
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens
  • ALC-SH106 Lens Hood
  • ALC-F77S 77mm Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R55 Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 16 - 35mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 107° - 63°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" / 28 cm
    Magnification 0.24x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.17
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.27 x 4.49" / 83 x 114 mm
    Weight 1.92 lb / 872 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.9 x 5.4 x 5.3"

    Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 reviews

    Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful crisp images from this fast wide angle I use this lens for epic landscapes, group portraits and specialty photos. Need to capture an entire family shot in a small spot? This lens handles it no sweat, although I use it for all types of portraits because of its quality. It's relatively fast for a wide angle (f2.8) with stunning clarity and color. Also great for anyone who wants to record video - super quiet and smooth operation and usually the only lens I used for HD recording. You're going to get some distortion at 16mm, but its what you would expect for these very wide angle lenses. If you want no distortion a little bit of zoom takes care of it. For my landscape shots I usually don't mind the barrel distortion and happily use it at 16mm. The lens is heavy but feels high quality with robust construction. 16-35 range is so handy that I end up leaving this on my a99 most of the time.
    Date published: 2015-12-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Locked up my Sony Alpha a99ii Went to purchase this lens for my brand new Sony alpha a99ii today as I wanted to experiment with a wider angle lens for my shoot. Ended up being the worst day for me as a photographer. I researched all a mount lenses and they should all be compatible but this lens jeopardized my camera. Now my other lense won't work on it as it's supposed to now. Had to take my camera to Photo Tech. Hopefully it doesn't take to long to fix the issue. I just changed my entire system from canon.
    Date published: 2017-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Upgraded I have used lower end Sony lenses and moving to the SSM II series was a huge leap. So much quieter when focusing. I have photographed events where I think I have distracted people with my older lenses. I haven't noticed any short comings of this lens so far.
    Date published: 2017-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome It's bright and secure accurate!
    Date published: 2017-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy this lense again great performance
    Date published: 2016-06-01
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    Designed for use with:

    • Hasselblad HV
    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
    • Sony Alpha A99
    • Sony Alpha A99 II
    • Sony NEX-FS700R
    • Sony NEX-VG900
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