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


One of the most versatile wide-angle options, the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16–35mm f/4 ZA OSS is a ZEISS-designed zoom covering ultrawide to standard wide fields of view. Compared to the beloved f/2.8 version, this lens, instead, trades one stop of light for a sleeker profile and adds Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to help reduce camera shake. The optical components include a series of specialized elements, and a ZEISS T* coating helps reduce reflections and flare. Also, it uses a linear AF motor for silent and smooth performance and is dust and moisture sealed for use in inclement conditions.

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

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

Applications: A flexible wide-angle zoom that is perfect for anything from landscape to street, this lens isn’t the fastest but it does have the unique asset of image stabilization to help reduce the effects of camera shake when working in low-light conditions.



+ Straddles ultrawide to wide-angle range
+ Constant f/4 maximum aperture
+ ZEISS optical design and T* coating
+ Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
+ Weather Sealed

- Zoom design can be more susceptible to vignetting and distortion than a wide-angle prime
- Slower than f/2.8 version


Focal Length 16-35mm
Aperture Range f/4 to f/22
Optical Layout 12 elements, 10 groups (1 advanced aspherical element, 4 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements)
Coating ZEISS T*
Minimum Focusing Distance 11" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 72mm
Dimensions 3.1 x 3.9" / 78 x 98.5mm
Weight 1.1 lb / 518 g