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

BH #SO163528 • MFR #SAL1635Z/US
Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Key Features
  • Full-Frame and APS-C Formats
  • For Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum DSLRs
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • 3x Aspherical Glass Lens Elements
The 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* Lens from Sony is a professional-grade, bright zoom lens specifically designed for the Sony Alpha SLR series (also compatible with Minolta Maxxum series) DSLR cameras. Carl Zeiss' optical design and anti-flare T* (T-Star) coatings used for this lens help to reduce flare and to increase contrast, in addition to the aspherical, extra-low dispersion, and super extra-low dispersion glass elements.
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Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • 3Alpha & Minolta Maxxum DSLRs
  • 43x Aspherical Glass Lens Elements
  • 5Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) & Super Extra-Low Dispersion (Super ED) Glass Elements
  • 6Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM)
  • 7Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) Coatings
  • 89x Circular Aperture Blades
  • 9Focus Hold Button

The 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* Lens from Sony is a professional-grade, bright zoom lens specifically designed for the Sony Alpha SLR series (also compatible with Minolta Maxxum series) DSLR cameras. Carl Zeiss' optical design and anti-flare T* (T-Star) coatings used for this lens help to reduce flare and to increase contrast, in addition to the aspherical, extra-low dispersion, and super extra-low dispersion glass elements.

When used with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C sized sensor, the equivalent 35mm focal length for this lens becomes 24-52.5mm. With its wide angle zoom range and its constant aperture of f/2.8, in conjunction with the Super SteadyShot image stabilization system of the Sony Alpha DSLR camera system, this lens will provide excellent results even when hand-holding the camera with available light.

Aperture Range: f/2.8-22

With f/2.8 throughout the zoom range, up to a maximum of f/22, the high quality of this lens means you don't have to sacrifice aperture for higher focal lengths as some lenses do when zooming in.

Alpha & Minolta Maxxum DSLRs

This lens is for Sony A-mount full frame DSLRs but is also compatible with Sony Alpha APS-C size cameras. The lens covers a 2.2x zoom range from 16mm to 35mm, which is the 35mm equivalent of a 24-52.5mm lens when used on APS-C format cameras.

3x Aspherical Glass Lens Elements

These precision lens elements correct distortion for sharper, more visually accurate images across the entire zoom range of the lens.

Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) & Super Extra-Low Dispersion (Super ED) Glass Elements

To reduce chromatic aberrations, most noticeable when zoomed all the way in, the extra-low dispersion elements correct for certain wavelengths of light - producing sharper images with truer colors.

Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM)

Designed for fast, smooth, silent automatic focusing, this unique technology achieves high torque at low speed with rapid start/stop response. It operates through the ability of a piezoelectric device to reshape itself quickly when voltage is applied.

Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) Coatings

Coated optics were pioneered by Carl Zeiss...and this superb lens features T* (T-Star) coating that virtually eliminates the lens flare, internal reflection and light scattering that can otherwise occur at glass-to-air surfaces.

9x Circular Aperture Blades

Circular aperture blades produce smooth, rounded bokeh background effects when capturing spot-light sources in your pictures. Because the aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Focus Hold Button

This lens is made with a Focus Mode switch and Focus Hold button, which offer better focus control whenever you need it. For reliable operation, Auto Clutch prevents the manual focus ring from rotating in auto-focus mode.

Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Specs

Lens MountSony A
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance12" / 30.48 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.24x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Dimensions (ø x L)3.27 x 4.49" / 8.31 x 11.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 5.3 x 5.2"

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