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Sony SAL-1635Z

Sony SAL-1635Z
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28 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sony SAL-1635Z. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the size, whereas many are less positive about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 97/100 and experts rate this product 85/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony SAL-1635Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony SAL-1635Z 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size. Some have doubts about the price.

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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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

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

 
Jan, 2009

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

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...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Alawe (sony.com)

Great wide angle lens

 

sharp Pix with wide angle lens

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: PZ1234 (sony.com)

Great Lens

 

Great quality lens, very sharp, awesome pictures, but very heavy in weight and on your pocket! Overall I am happy.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: kingmo (sony.com)

Travel and Landscaping

 

This is the lens that I used the most when I travel and great for landscaping. It's sharp and crispy, Paring well with my A99.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: LonnieUtah (sony.com)

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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Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: LonnieUtah (sony.com)

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....

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Twigger (sony.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Twigger (sony.com)

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

Aug, 2011
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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.