Showcase Sony FE 16-35mm f/4

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by quezra, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Surprisingly haven't seen a showcase thread for this lens yet... Anyway, I think architecture often is a great way to show the capabilities of the lens, so here is a recent set:

    But first some ducks:
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    Then the buildings from far:
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    Then nearer:
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    ...and nearer:
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    ...and good night!
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    Edit: I just realized I should have labelled the thread with the full lens name (Sony Zeiss FE 16-35/4 or something) because this subforum lists lenses alphabetically ... if a mod could help please!

    CM15-02-03262cc.

    CM15-02-03265cc.

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    CM15-02-03267cc.

    CM15-02-03269cc.
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Done! And thanks, Joel!
     
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  3. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    Very nice images Joel, I will be quite tempted by this lens, once I can build up enough cash for it.
     
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  4. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    As long as the craze for A7 series is running, I don't see any price drop in this particular lens. There's no sense in waiting for a "sale". The A9 will just extend the demand. I'm figuring on paying top dollar when I finally get mine.
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Thanks. This lens is huge, and you are definitely into DSLR-weight territory when mounted on A7 (and more so if A7ii), but thankfully it's still more like a light APS-C DSLR than FF DSLR.

    For me though, the results are totally worth it. I am also glad I got a zoom for my first experience with ultra-wide, because 16mm is my most used length, but 20-24mm is really useful in a way I never realized it would be. I hardly use it at 35mm, or mostly when I actually want something longer (like 40-50mm) and I didn't bring the kit lens or FE55 with me.
     
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  6. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    These are some samples from my new 16-35/4 and A7II combo.

    Bethesda Church 2-20-15   11. Bethesda Church 2-20-15   13. Bethesda Church 2-20-15   14. Bethesda Church 2-20-15   16. Bethesda Church 2-20-15   17. Bethesda Church 2-20-15   18. Bethesda Church 2-20-15   19.
     
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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
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  8. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    I think I definitely need this lens !
     
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  9. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Me too.
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks like a great lens guys.

    I gotta ask, what is with the constant F Stop lenses? Is there a reason for this?
     
  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Seeing (and following) your work, I totally agree with the above statement ;)
     
  12. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Very nice, #2 especially.
     
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  13. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Thanks a lot Nick. I think I missed a real occasion a couple of days ago. Found one for 750 Euros and lagged a bit to make a decision. Someone else was faster than me and got it before me. My only concern with those FE lenses is the lack of infinity focus. I am used to it especially when shooting landscape but I am fed up changing lenses all the time...
     
  14. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Since everyone else seems to need this lens, I guess I need it too! Unfortunately, I need money first. :(
     
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  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Gotta agree with Nick here, Yannis. I bet this lens is right in your wheelhouse.

    Here are a few more that didn't make the Flickr cut, but might prove informative. All of them shot wide open on the A7.

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  16. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    DXO View Point works very well to adjust distortion and perspective.
     
  17. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
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  18. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    True. I mostly use my FD 20, 24 and 35...love them but those old lenses are all too much prone to flare and heavy to carry when traveling.
    I am eyeing this 16-35 since a while but as Gary said, it costs an arm and a leg and I've just spent a full salary in air tickets for our next summer holidays. Arrggghhh...
    It is definitely too pricey here in France even if Sony France offers some payment facilities (3,12,24 months). But I don't want to keep paying it for ever....
    I am due (hopefully) to go to SF in 4 weeks but the $ is not as interesting as it used to be. Another option I have is Dubai later on in March or Malaysia in may. Might check for the best place to buy it...
     
  19. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yeah, it's pricey. I kept hoping to find one on eBay, but no luck. So I finally just bit the bullet and unloaded my 24-70 to help defray the cost. That was a favorite lens, but I'm hoping that now that I have the 55 I won't miss it as much.

    It's been a lot of fun exploring the ultra-wide range again, something I haven't really been able to do since I sold the 10-18 almost a year ago. And I have to say that the 10-18 at 16mm couldn't come close to the performance of the 16-35 on an A7. The corners were a mess.
     
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  20. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    You dropped out the 24-70 ?!! Wow...was even thinking of selling my 28-70 to get a used one but I think I should focus on the 16-35.
    Got some nice shots with the kit actually...
    I think I am gonna sell my 5N+lenses too to help defray the cost. Don't use it anymore.