Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T* Carl Zeiss Alpha A DSLR Mount Lens


Protect Your Investment:

Add a Protection Plan
  • Add a protection plan
  • New Leaf 3 Year Extended Warranty + $39.95
  • New Leaf 3 Year Drops & Spills Extra Protection + $59.95
  • New Leaf 5 Year Drops & Spills Extra Protection + $99.95

Our Price

Buy more and save
Quantity Discount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

About Sony 16-35mm F/2.8

The Sony Ultra-wide angle 35mm to 16mm wide angle to the area to cover the open F value of 2.8, large-diameter wide-angle lens. 3 pieces of non-spherical lens and one Super ED glass, ED glass to use one, T coated optical system to compensate for various aberrations well. Drawing from the opening characteristics superior peripheral brightness and contrast sharp image quality can be obtained.

In addition, the circular aperture Blur by the beautiful taste, built-in lens SSM (ultrasonic motor) in rapid order by a highly attractive AF. It has high magnification up to 0.24 times the ability to achieve near-shooting. Landscape, snaps, indoor shooting shoot wide range of genres and works effectively.

Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 Features

  • Very high quality, wide aperture zoom lens covering wide angle to medium telephoto
  • Smooth, silent AF operation using high-torque SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor)
  • 17 lens elements in 13 groups, including 3 aspherical elements and 2 ED glass elements: delivers optical performance equivalent to fixed focal length lenses
  • Clear, sharp description with minimized spherical aberration at telephoto end
  • T coating on optical surfaces ensures higher light transmission with minimal flare and ghosting

Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 Specifications

35mm equivalent focal length
24-53 (when used with APS-C sensor camera)
Lens Groups-Elements
Angle of View
107-63 (attached to 35mm-format camera; degrees)
Aperture Blades
Circular Aperture
Min. Aperture
Min. Focus
0.28 m
Max. Magnification
Filter Diameter
Dimension (Max. Diameter x Length)
83 ® 114 mm
900 g
Sony warranty
Mfr #

Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very good lens


from Montreal, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I paid a small fortune for this lens,and being that it's really the only one in it's class, I had no choice. I'm not easily blown away, so it's not a big surprise to say I'm not blown away--it's exactly as I would have expected. It's a big, heavy, well made super wide angle lens. The distortion of objects is pretty much what I expected. The focus is silent, but somehow feels a bit slow especially being that it doesn't use Sony's new hybrid auto focus--a real disappointment considering how long I've waited to have a Sony full frame and how much money I paid (I understand future updates will address compatibility issues.)At 2.8, depth of field is shockingly shallow and hard to use. The fault might be entirely mine, but for the moment the lens doesn't seem to be very sharp, and seems challenged in focusing on images at close or medium distances. Overall I'm fairly happy, but like all high end gear it doesn't do any magic by itself. You've got to know what you're doing, practice, test and work out how to get the best results from this lens. One thing that did surprise me right out of the box is the build quality, it feels like a tank and weighs about as much.

(0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Poor Copy


from Myrtle Beach  -  Photo Enthusiast

I had to return my copy as it was not all that sharp. For the cost of this lens it should of produce sharper pictures.

Related Articles & Videos

Upgrade Your 18-55mm Kit Lens and Turn Good Photographs into Great Ones

A buying guide for anyone who wants to grow as a photographer. UPDATED FOR 2014. Not satisfied with the kit lens that came with your APS-sensor DSLR or interchangeable-lens compact digital camera? It may be time to upgrade! Kit lenses are a great stepping stone when getting started with DSLR or M...Read More Comments(3)

Share this item: is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.