Optics: The Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* (T-Star) FE 16-35mm F4
ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) wide angle zoom lens is compatible with the
Sony α interchangeable lens cameras with the E-mount. It cannot be used on
a camera with the Sony A-mount. The lens has a focal length of 16-35mm with 35mm full frame cameras like the A7 (ILCE7 and 7R), and
24-52.5mm on NEX-series cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors. The lens comes
with the ALC-SH134 lens hood, front and rear
lens caps, and a storage pouch.
Carl Zeiss T* Coating: The SEL1635Z lens was developed
jointly by Carl Zeiss and Sony, and is produced under the strict standards and
quality assurance of Carl Zeiss. The Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) coating virtually
eliminates the lens flare, internal reflection, and light scattering that can
occur at glass-to-air surfaces.
Optical Steady Shot (OSS): The SEL1636Z has built-in Optical
Steady Shot (OSS) lens stabilization. When mounted to a compatible camera,
Optical Steady Shot can compensate for camera shake to prevent blurred images,
especially in low light situations. Gyro sensors built into the lens can detect
even the slightest movement and compensate for any image blur that might occur.
The shake compensation is equivalent to 4 stops.
Internal Focusing: The FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS lens features
internal focusing. Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve
focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Internal focusing
helps you achieve fast auto focusing. Because the front of the lens does not
rotate, using a polarizing filter is more convenient.
Focusing: The lens can be used in the auto-focus, Direct
Manual focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes in
the camera menu, as there is no switch on the lens itself. In Direct Manual
focus, you can fine-tune the focus by turning the focusing ring after initially
auto-focusing. Manual focusing is performed with the focusing ring as well.
Lens Hood: The lens comes with the bayonet-type ALC-SH134 lens hood
to prevent stray light from entering the lens causing lens flare. When installed, the lens hood adds
about 0.8" to the overall length of the lens. When shooting with external
flash, you should remove the lens hood to prevent shadows at the bottom of the
|Lens ||FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS |
|Focal Length (35mm) ||16-35mm |
|APS-C Equivalent ||24-52.5mm |
|Lens Construction ||12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 advanced
aspheric and 5 aspheric lens elements |
|Maximum Magnification ||0.19x |
|Angle of View ||107°-63° (35mm) |
|Minimum Focus ||11.04" |
|Filter Diameter ||72mm |
|Aperture Range ||f/4 maximum |
|Aperture Type ||7-blade circular |
|Weight ||18.3 ounces |
|Dimensions ||Diameter=3.047", Length=4.084" (4.601" w/lens caps) |
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