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A-Mount Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II Lens, , hi-res
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A-Mount Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II Lens

Model: SAL1635Z2

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Wide-angle zoom, ZEISS quality and pop

This full frame E-mount 16-35mm ZEISS Vario-Tessar zoom offers outstanding performance in a compact, lightweight package. A versatile zoom range coupled with built-in optical image stabilization makes it a great choice for snapshots, indoor scenes, group shots, landscapes, and more, especially with a full-frame α7 series body. A constant F4 maximum aperture facilitates exposure and depth-of-field control.

Features

The Vario-Sonnar 16-35mm F2.8 zoom is already a favorite, and now it has been refined for even better performance.
The Vario-Sonnar 16-35mm F2.8 zoom is already a favorite, and now it has been refined for even better performance.
  • A-mount Full Frame format
  • ZEISS wide-angle zoom lens
  • Wide-angle zoom for dynmic perspectives

Key Features

Super ED and ED glass cut colour aberration

Super ED and ED glass cut colour aberration

This lens includes one Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element and one ED glass element that greatly reduce chromatic aberration, particularly at longer focal lengths. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration, particularly at longer focal lengths.

Smooth, quiet SSM focusing

Smooth, quiet SSM focusing

The SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) is a piezoelectric drive system that works with an internal focus mechanism in the Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II for smooth, silent autofocus with no front element rotation. Its capacity for high torque at low rotational speeds contributes to fast start and stop response as well as precise positioning.

Focus mode switch and hold button

Focus mode switch and hold button

In addition to generally convenient positioning and smooth operation of all controls, this lens includes a focus mode switch and focus hold button on the barrel for extra focusing versatility and control.

Reduced ghosting improves image quality

Reduced ghosting improves image quality

ZEISS T* (T-star) coating achieves even greater reduction of ghosting, taking image quality that is already highly regarded to a new level.

Beautiful background bokeh

Beautiful background bokeh

A 9-blade circular aperture works with this lens's F2.8 maximum aperture to produce beautifully smooth background bokeh with natural highlights when desired. Smooth background defocusing can make the in-focus focus really stand out in images with almost three-dimensional depth.

Dust and moisture resistant

Dust and moisture resistant

Some of the most exciting images are captured in challenging environments. A dust and moisture resistant design means that the lens will continue to perform reliably in moderately wet or dusty conditions, so you can shoot with confidence wherever those great shots are found.

Bright and fast for wide-angle versatility

Bright and fast for wide-angle versatility

A bright constant F2.8 maximum aperture throughout the wide-angle zoom range means consistent exposure settings at any focal length as well as improved low-light capability. There's no need to worry about aperture related exposure variations as you zoom, and you can get great results shooting hand held indoors or in other dimly lit situations.

Quality that can capture subtleties

Quality that can capture subtleties

Three aspherical elements, one super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) element, and one ED glass element in a precisionoptical design achieve prime lens class resolution and contrast. The basic optical design is unchanged from the original version, offering superb wide-angle image quality with an absolute minimum of distortion.

Aspherical elements boost performance

Aspherical lens elements are more difficult to manufacture than simple spherical types, but when properly designed they can reduce a wide range of optical aberrations to extremely low levels. This lens includes three aspherical elements that contribute to stellar overall optical performance.

Specifications

Mount

    • Mount A-mount

Focal Length

    • Focal Length (35mm) (APS-C) 24 - 52.5 mm

Filter

    • Filter Diameter 77 mm

Lens Specifications

    • Product Name Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
    • Mount A-mount
    • Minimum Focus Distance 0.28 m
    • Minimum Aperture (F) 22
    • Maximum Magnification ratio 0.24
    • Lens Groups / Elements 13 / 17
    • Focal Length (35mm) (APS-C) 24 - 52.5 mm
    • Aperture Blades 9 blades
    • Angle of View (APS-C) 83º - 44º
    • Angle of View (35mm) 107º - 63º

Size and Weight

    • Width (cm) 13.00
    • Height (cm) 13.00
    • Weight (kg) 1.54
    • Carton Width (cm) 27.50
    • Carton Height (cm) 36.00
    • Carton Weight (kg) 6.81

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