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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit
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
In addition to adding the wide-angle zoom lens to your camera bag, the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H also includes a 72mm UV filter.
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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Overview

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
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.
Chiaro 72mm 95-UVAT UV Filter

The 72mm 95-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highly-rated protective UV filters with 95% light transmission. It’s useful for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for great image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 95% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

95% Light Transmission
Protect your lens while maintaining optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass, Chiaro offers a 95% transmission rate. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Polished Optical Glass
Highly-polished glass is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is polished for flatness that ensures great optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top Knurling
Top knurling is designed to offer a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593893

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

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-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
Length at Maximum Extension4.47" / 113.65 mm
Weight18.27 oz / 518 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.845 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5 x 3.1"

Chiaro 72mm 95-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size72 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet72 mm
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.8 x 3.7 x 1.05"

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

Excellent lens, Affordable pri

By Harry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

Using my new a7 R iii this lens is super sharp. I needed to go to maximum magnification in photoshop to remove some debris from a model's skin in an outdoor shoot at a waterfall. I was amazed at how the image held focus up to point of pixelization. The image stays sharp to the edges.

Don’t let the f/4 stop you.

By Benedick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

Don’t let the f/4 stop you from getting this lens for this is a very good and sharp lens. If you are considering an ultra wide angle lens most likely you’re planning to shoot landscape anyways where you would shoot with a higher aperture.


By Zuri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-30

Excellent lens. I'm very satisfied with the optics, build quality and size/weight. It was between this and the 12-24 as well as the 16-35 /2.8. But for the price, this is perfect. (For wide angle /4 is enough and it makes it much lighter. 12mm is extreme and has limited use. With 35mm on this lens, I can mount it as a walk around and take decent portraits and landscape. The 12-24 still ends very wide so I need 2 lenses to walkaround. Bottom line for me: this is the winner.

Versatile Lens

By Chelsea
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-21

I enjoy using the Sony Vario-Tessar lens on my A6000 body camera. It take clear pictures and not too heavy. I highly recommend for beginner photographers.

mislead by reviews

By anthony
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-16

bought this lens for a7iii based on all the good reviews, but I was let down. I've owned it for several months and use it for real estate and landscapes. The images are so unsharp (even at f8 with focus nailed) and at 16mm the verticals are the worst I've seen (comparing to canon 16-35 2.8 ii, iii and canon 16-35 f4) do yourself a favour and save up for the GM I wish I did


By Luis Fernando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-19

This is a nice choice for the price. Amazing lens.

Solid lens, super sharp

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

I have two of these, good lens for the price

Love this lens!

By Masahiro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

This is my first wide lens. I bought it for real estate photography. The image is crisp and clear. Pricing-wise, I'm really satisfied with the result.

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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

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

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


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
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