Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM ( Sony SAL-1635Z ) - Full Format Review / Test Report
26 December 2008
Conclusion: 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 in this lens class. The lens struggles at large aperture settings at longer focal lengths but the peak performance (f/8-11) is very high. Lateral CAs are very well controlled. Barrel distortions can be disturbing at 16mm.