Zeiss 16-35mm Vario Tessar FE ZA Lens Specs and Samples

sony zeiss 16-35mm e-mount samples specs

Sony SEL1635Z Mounted on a Sony A7s from PhotographyBlog


The wait is over. People have been hunting for a wide angle lens for the Sony A7 cameras ever since the full frame e-mount cameras were released. Some have been using the Sony 10-18mm at 16-18mm with great results on the Sony A7 bodies. Above is the new Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 Vario Tessar FE ZA OSS Lens or SEL1635Z, announced at Photokina 2014. It is fully compatible with E-mount cameras with autofocus and auto aperture control. The lens is designed for the A7 and will cover the 24x36mm sensor. The SEL1635Z will also work with the Sony a6000 and NEX cameras where it will provide a EFOV of 24mm to 52mm, nice walkaround lens range.

Below are specs for the SEL1635Z and samples from Mark Galer who has been using the SEL1635Z on the Sony A7s.



Sony SEL1635Z Mounted on a Sony A7s from PhotographyBlog



Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 Vario Tessar FE ZA E-mount Lens Specs
  • Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount (35mm full frame) 
  • Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot 
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 11" (0.28 m) 
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 10 groups, 12 elements 
  • Filter Diameter : 72mm 
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/4.0 Aperture (Min.) : f/22 
  • Maximum Magnification : 0.19x 
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 16-35mm (35mm) 24- 52.5mm (APS-C) 
  • Aspheric Elements : 5 aspherical, 1 advanced aspherical 
  • Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture) 
  • Angle of View : 83°-44° (APS-C) 107°-63° (35mm) 
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 3-1/8" x 4" (78 x 98.5mm) 
  • Weight (Approx.) : 18.2 oz (518g)
  • Release Date: Nov. 18, 2014
  • Price: $1348

sony zeiss 16-35mm e-mount samples specs

SEL1635Z Lens Diagram

sony zeiss 16-35mm e-mount samples specs

MTF Chart for SEL1635Z Lens

sony zeiss 16-35mm e-mount samples specs

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Sony A7s with Zeiss 16-35mm Samples by Mark Galer


Thanks Mark Galer and PhotographyBlog!


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