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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA Lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2008

Optical design: 17 elements in 13 groups (3 AS, 2 UD)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $1927

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
16mm - 35mmf/2.8f/2290.2877900/31,7114/4,5

Additional information:

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*  16-35 mm  f/ 2.8 ZA - 

- Super-sonic motor (SSM)
- doesn't change its length during zoom
- front element doesn't rotate during focusing
- full frame diagonal angle of view is 107-63°
- crop-factor camera diagonal angle of view is 83-44°
- maximum magnification: 0.24x
- metal barrel
- filter diameter: 83mm
- leaf-type metal hood ALC-SH106 and soft cover are included in set


Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 2.8/16-35 ZA (by classification Sony SAL-1635Z) - fast wide-angle high-quality zoom focused on advanced amateurs and professional photographers.

Three aspherical and two low-dispersion elements provide high optical quality of this lens.
Smooth and low-noise autofocusing is provided by a super-sonic focusing motor SSM. T* multicoating provides a high level of light transition and you get image without reflexes and edge doubling.


Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 mm f/ 2.8 ZA has an excellent quality of an image in a center of a frame and good quality at edges of a frame at 16-24mm focusing range. Being wide-open image quality provided by this lens drops at the edges of a frame. Significant vignetting can be noticed when used with a fulll frame camera. High quality assembling based on metal and plastic. Focusing ring has a run of 90 degrees.


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Posted by: a2012   Date of publication: 01.10.2010


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