$2,349.00

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4.9 based on 14 customer reviews

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Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA

SAL1635Z 20 January 2015 by SLawrencePhoto (United Kingdom)

Sony have ask me to tell you how I feel about my Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA (SAL1635Z). Not exactly a difficult task it has to be said. Without a shadow of a doubt this is the best lens I have ever owned. Its capabilities and performance allow me to use this lens with total confidence. Solidly built, ease to handle and when paired with an A850 or A99 it is a real joy to use. The image quality is break taking and has transformed my church architecture completely. The AF is responsive and a joy to use when out and about taking street and candid photography. I just love this lens and would recommend it without a second thought.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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A must have lens to any serious photographer

SAL1635Z 06 January 2015 by ManicManc (United Kingdom)

This lens is all you'll ever need to cover your wide angle shots. Whether it be landscape, architecture, interiors this lens takes everything in its stride and never fails to deliver those quality images expected by any Zeiss product. The SSM as you would expect is very quick and silent too, meaning this lens is also great for video too. As with any wide angle lens there is some barrel distortion and vignetting at the wider ends, though this easily rectified post edit. Zoom in / Step down a little and these distortions soon disappear. But to be honest what we are talking about here really isn't an issue to me, but rather just to make you aware that they do exist. This lens goes everywhere with me and is one of my 3 "go to" lenses.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

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An excellent zoom.

SAL1635Z 25 September 2014 by VynZ (United Kingdom)

This is an excellent lens that has excellent contrast and sharpness throughout it's usable range. It is so good that it has replaces three of my fixed focal length primes. Yes it is quite heavy and the adaptor required for use on my A7R makes it even bigger but it is lighter than the three lenses it has replaced. One issue is that the autofocus is extremely slow when used on an A7 (2-3 sec). Not a problem for me as I manually focus anyway but good to be aware of. Operation is identical on a5000 (pictured).

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

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Design

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Ease of Use

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Great wide angle lens

SAL1635Z/US 03 August 2014 by Alawe (USA)

sharp Pix with wide angle lens

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Pure Class

SAL1635Z 29 July 2014 by Sheltie (United Kingdom)

I have had this lens for about a month now......And was lucky enough to have it for our holiday in North Devon.......Where it seemed to take such great shots with ease....I love this lens for what it is able to do.....And after such a short while, I really don't know what I would do without it.....For the record I use the a99 with it....Many thanks for reading...

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Design

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Ease of Use

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Simply magnificient

SAL1635Z 23 June 2014 by PongoAlphs (United Kingdom)

I bought this as I wanted a full frame wide angle zoom to compliment my sony/zeiss 24-70 zoom which to my mind is the best in class likewise for the 16-35 from f4 to f16 it's as good as my Minolta prime lenses. At f2.8 it does fall off at the edges, but the centre is still very sharp.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

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Great Lens

SAL1635Z 06 December 2013 by PZ1234 (USA)

Great quality lens, very sharp, awesome pictures, but very heavy in weight and on your pocket! Overall I am happy.

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FANTASTIC

SAL1635Z 02 December 2013 by Baldsean (Australia)

This lens is Fantastic, I bought it when I purchased my A99 because I wanted an ultra wide for landscapes. Image quality is excellent. I consider this lens to be good value for money considering its range, image quality and fast aperture. The only thing I don't like is that this lens has no environmental sealing which should bet standard for all pro quality lenses.

Taken from store.sony.com.au

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Travel and Landscaping

SAL1635Z 17 November 2013 by kingmo (USA)

This is the lens that I used the most when I travel and great for landscaping. It's sharp and crispy, Paring well with my A99.

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Go to Landscaping Lens

SAL1635Z 12 December 2011 by LonnieUtah (USA)

This is my go to landscaping lens. Paired with my A900, it has produced some outstanding images. I love the almost "3D" look this lens provides. I 100% recommend this lens if you are doing any sort of landscape work with the Sony's fullframe cameras. The downsides to this lens are it's size/weight and it's cost. But when I see the images it produces I can't help but think that it's worth every penny. For more images from this lens check out my site... http://www.landshapephotography.com/

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Excellent Lens, No Doubt!

SAL1635Z 03 August 2011 by Twigger (USA)

This lens is great with the A900. The balance is perfect with or without a battery grip. Focusing is spot on, zoom is smooth, photos are exceptional. Had the A700 with 16-80mm Zeiss, and although that was a great pair, the A900 and this lens (or the Zeiss 24-70mm) is just that much better. Sold the A700 and don't see me changing up anytime soon (although I still miss the A700 as I hate to part with quality items). All I could ask for in a lens, as is the A900 for a camera body. The Zeiss line is worth it if you shoot frequently and want to enjoy professional results. Happy capturing!

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Wonderful Wideangle

SAL1635Z 08 April 2011 by Ocular (USA)

This is a wonderful lens. It is perfectly balanced with my A900 and provides quick, quiet and accurate performance making it a pleasure to use. I've used this lens along the rocky coasts of Okinawa, the humid swamps of Florida, the icy cold of winter in the Utah canyons and other extremes of environment and it performed flawlessly. I thought the weight would be an issue, and then I saw my pictures and decided the weight was a minuscule issue compared to the quality of the images I bring home. If you're serious about landscape or interior photography then this is a must have lens.

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Nice lens, wish it was a little bit less $$$.

SAL1635Z 23 March 2010 by ewizzle (USA)

I don't actually don’t own this lens, but I did try it out at the Sony Style Store. This is a massive lens; diameter is 77mm and weights a lot more than the standard kit lens. Because the lens diameter is so big, it makes me worried if it will create a shadow when the pop-up flash is up (Just a thought that you might want to check out before purchasing). Construction of the lens feels solid with metal material, and the auto focus is virtually silent. You can see that it is focusing but you can’t hear it. When connected to my Alpha a300, I have to always have my hand holding onto the barrel of the lens – you cannot hold just the body of the camera because it’s so front heavy. I wish I either had more money or this lens was less expensive, but this lens makes you take incredible photos with ease. Attached photo was taken at 35mm, f/2.8, ISO-400 on a300.

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Fantastic Lens

SAL1635Z 17 April 2009  (USA)

Oh my goodness. This is a great lens. A wonderful lens. What can I say? Seriously. It snaps into crystal clear focus so quickly and silently you don't even know its done it, and takes pictures so sharp and clear you won't believe it. Bokeh is rich and buttery, and when you zoom down to the details in post, you're not going to believe your eyes. "Where are the chromatic abberations I expected? Where is the haloing?" you'll ask yourself in disbelief. Then, you'll smile and pat yourself on the back for buying such a fantastic lens.

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