TalkEmount - Sony Alpha E-Mount Camera User Group
The Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens is a recently introduced, Zeiss branded wide angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount featuring f/4 speed throughout the zoom range as well as optical image stabilization.
Focal Length: 16 - 35mm
Equivalent on APS-C Format: 24.5 - 52.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum Focus Distance: .92' (.28 m)
Elements/Groups : 12/10
Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
Image Stabilization: Yes
Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 3.07 x 3.88" (78 x 98.5 mm)
Weight: 18.27 oz (518 g)
You can click through any of the images below to see full-resolution (42MP) captures from my Sony A7RII.
Most people who buy this lens will be looking for superb performance at the wide (16mm) end of the zoom range. In my opinion, the lens delivers nicely with great sharpness, color, and contrast.
There is some barrel distortion and moderate color fringing as well as light falloff, but all of these can be addressed automatically in camera as well as in leading raw converters such as Lightroom and Capture One.
ƒ/8.0 16.0 mm 1/60 320
ƒ/6.3 16.0 mm 1/160 100
Autofocus is quick and silent. I had no problems with hunting at any focal length.
I've had this little lens of a couple weeks now (actually over a months but it took an eternity for the adaptor to arrive). I can say already with confidence I really like this lens a lot. Spent some time in the city with it now I need to get up the mountain's.
James Craig by Southy, on Flickr
On the Bridge by Southy, on Flickr
Here Comes the Sun by Southy, on Flickr
James Craig & CLS Carpenteria by Southy, on Flickr
On the Rise by Southy, on Flickr
Dirty Dodge by Southy, on Flickr
Golden Arch by Southy, on Flickr
From the Bow by Southy, on Flickr...
Today me and my girls decided to take a hike up Mt. Tammany in the Delaware Water Gap. 1520 feet later:
20150827-DSC05595-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05553-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05566-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05586-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05601-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
First of all I would like to thank Nick @NickCyprus because this photoshoot was his idea!!!
We met with Nick at a photoclub here in Limassol and did not need much time to start talking. We were among the few with mirrorless camera and the only with sony! So Nick told me about talkemount forum and convinced me to register (before i was reading the forum as guest). To break the ice in first talking, Nick wanted to test my sigma 60mm lens, so he said "If you don't bring with you the lens at the next photoclub meeting, i will ban you ". I have to say that convinced me So until now i mention that we share same photoclub and same city!! The surprise was when we talk one day and realize that also live in the same neighborhood!! After that , the meeting for coffee was not a matter of several days and the result of the meeting was to arrange a day for photoshooting together LE The experience of that day at shipwreck was amazing!! Photographing with a friend, the value is priceless!!! I have to say that Nick is a great person , good friend and very good photographer and I am really sure in the near future we will do long exposure projects again!!
Nick photos was with his Nex 6 + SELP18105G + 10 ND stop filter
and mine with A6000 + SEL16F28 + Some generic square ND filters ~9 stop
Shipwreck sunset at Peyia by Alex Apostolopoulos, on Flickr
And a last photo with Nick!!