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Sony SAL1635Z

Sony SAL1635Z
alaAverage 4.6

18 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. Some have doubts about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 97/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony SAL1635Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony SAL1635Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SAL1635Z 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 16-35 mm f/2.8 T* SSM

 

weaker frame edge performance at maximum aperture,, high full frame chromatic aberration at 16 mm,, very high coma in full frame corners,, huge vignetting on full frame.

Sony/Zeiss 16-35 mm is not a faultless lens, although its price is very high. Would it be possible to manufacture an optically better instrument? I think so, but it would certainly entail bigger dimensions and weight, more particularly the diameter of...

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Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM lens review

 
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Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM ( Sony SAL-1635Z ) - Full Format Review / Test Report

 

The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM didn't quite deliver as harmonious results as in the corresponding APS-C test but some aspects remain impressive. This is especially true for the resolution figures at 16mm which are easily among the best...

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Go to Landscaping Lens

 

This is my go to landscaping lens. Paired with my A900, it has produced some outstanding images. I love the almost "3D" look this lens provides. I 100% recommend this lens if you are doing any sort of landscape work with the Sony's fullframe cameras.

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Excellent Lens, No Doubt!

 

This lens is great with the A900. The balance is perfect with or without a battery grip. Focusing is spot on, zoom is smooth, photos are exceptional. Had the A700 with 16-80mm Zeiss, and although that was a great pair, the A900 and this lens (or the...

Everything, SSM, Focal Range, Build, Feel, Performance

No Weather Sealing although not an issue to this point

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Wonderful Wideangle

 

This is a wonderful lens. It is perfectly balanced with my A900 and provides quick, quiet and accurate performance making it a pleasure to use. I've used this lens along the rocky coasts of Okinawa, the humid swamps of Florida, the icy cold of winter...

balance, crispness, performance

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Nice lens, wish it was a little bit less $$$.

 

I don't actually don’t own this lens, but I did try it out at the Sony Style Store. This is a massive lens; diameter is 77mm and weights a lot more than the standard kit lens. Because the lens diameter is so big, it makes me worried if it will create...

Makes taking photos easy, constant f-stop @ 2.8

Big, on the heavy side

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Fantastic Lens

 

"Oh my goodness. This is a great lens. A wonderful lens. What can I say? Seriously. It snaps into crystal clear focus so quickly and silently you don't even know its done it, and takes pictures so sharp and clear you won't believe it. Bokeh is rich and...

Silent, quick, crystal clear

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Fantastic Lens

 

Oh my goodness. This is a great lens. A wonderful lens. What can I say? Seriously. It snaps into crystal clear focus so quickly and silently you don't even know its done it, and takes pictures so sharp and clear you won't believe it. Bokeh is rich and...

Silent, quick, crystal clear

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Product Specifications

Obtain dramatic landscapes and interiors with the unique SAL-1635Z Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens. Thanks to SteadyShot in-camera stabilization, this spectacular large-aperture, full-frame-capable, wide-angle zoom has the added benefit of image stabilization. It also incorporates professional-grade technology, including super Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, three aspherical elements and Carl Zeiss T-star coatings on glass-to-air surfaces.
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