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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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I shoot real estate usually 100. f/11. 0.5 How fixed f/2.8 is going to improve my shots? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
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

Will this lens work with the Sony A7SIII eye and ...

Will this lens work with the Sony A7SIII eye and tracking focus features?
Asked by: Steven
I contacted Sony concerning your inquiry. According to the manufacturer, if you will be using the Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens along with the Sony LA-EA5 A-Mount to E-Mount Adapter, B&H # SOLAEA5, on the Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera, there are no restrictions that says Eye AF and Tracking capabilities will not be functioning. However this is a limitation on the part of the lens, so it will not perform the said functions.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-04-06

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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
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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