Sony Vario-Tessar T FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
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 fo ... Show More
Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Unmatched ZEISS T* (T-star) coatingCoated optics were pioneered by ZEISS® - and this superb lens features the ZEISS T* (T-Star) coating that virtually eliminates lens flare, internal reflection and light scattering that can otherwise occur at glass-to-air surfaces. The T* coating contributes to outstanding image quality, with high contrast and uniformly excellent resolution right out to the image edges. Not simply applied to any lens-the T* symbol only appears on multi-element lenses in which the required performance has been achieved throughout the entire optical path, therefore guaranteeing the highest quality.
Circular ApertureWhen changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. Circular aperture overcomes this problem through the use of curved blades that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed.. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
Aspherical lens elementsAspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane, caused by differences in refraction in conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements often requires complex glass molding technology, but can reduce the total number of elements required, thus reducing overall size and weight.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glassAs focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings.
Internal focusingOnly the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change when focusing. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient when using a polarizing filter.
Lens-based Optical SteadyShot® image stabilizationGyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.
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A Stunning Super-Wide With Little Compromises
|Lens Type||Full-frame E-mount Wide angle Zoom Lens|
|Lens Mount Type||Sony E-mount (35mm full frame)|
|Lens Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot|
|Focal Length (35mm equivalent)||
24- 52.5mm (APS-C)
|Lens Groups-Elements||10 groups, 12 elements|
|Minimum Focus Distance||
|Angle of View||
|Aperture Blade||7 blades (Circular aperture)|
|Aspheric Elements||5 aspherical, 1 advanced aspherical|
|Lens Weight||18.3 oz (518g)|
|Weights and Measurements|
3-1/8" x 4"
(78 x 98.5mm)
|Weight (Approx.)||18.2 oz (518g)|
- Front and rear lens cap
- Bayonet type lens hood (petal)
- Lens case
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Wide-angle zoom, ZEISS quality 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 a7 series body. A constant F4 maximum aperture facilitates exposure and depth-of-field control.
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