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Sony-sal-1635z.33658185
9.2 out of 10

Sony SAL-1635Z

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Overall 8
8.0

Sooo Sweet.

Dreamographer, B&H Photo
29 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Superb build, optical quallity is amazing the colors and sharpness are well to be expected, and super super fast, and on top of that you cannot hear this lens. Simply amazing, on the down side my main purpose for this lense is landscapes and therefore filters are a necessity.. The vignetting on this lense when filters are stacked is not acceptable for a lense of this magnitude, my old trusty tamron wide angle handles them better, but I will make do.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Vignetting
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Overall 8
8.0

LENS FLARE

CBK, B&H Photo
2 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I have both 16-35 2.8 & 24-70 2.8 Carl Zeiss lenses that I love for their sharpness. I consider that a camera is 95% the quality of the lens. My problem with these lenses is the lens flare whenever I shoot towards a light souce (worst I have encountered). Forget the lens shade, I try to compensate with my hand, but that doesen't work as the problem persists closer to the middle of the lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, but expensive

John F. Baker, Amazon
31 October 2012
  • Summary: I am quite happy with this lens, though the price seems high. It is sharp, well-built, close focusing (about 4 inches from front element), and wide. It resists lens flare pretty well, but not totally; and lens distortion is minimal and easily corrected with software. The lens is heavy, though not as heavy as it might have been had the barrel been made of metal rather than composite. The focusing is dead silent, something I found a little disorienting at first.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well, no vignetting.

North Point Photography, B&H Photo
22 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Great for scenic shots, indoor close quarters, etc. There is a little distortion toward the edges when at 16mm. Works well on my A850 and A900.<br /><br />Very bright!<br /><br />The zoom is not silent. Not sure if this important as the lens is brand new.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice

nurse kato, B&H Photo
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Great wide angle lens. Is indeed a heavy lens. Would prefer an f4 version that could weigh a bit less. Nonetheless, no vignetting seen anywhere, sharp, sharp, sharp, great colors and contrasts.<br /><br />4 stars due to a tiny bit of slop at mount with my A850. A touch (less than 2mm) of rotational movement on the mount that does not effect image quality whatsoever. Would be nice, for the price, to have a better fit though.<br /><br />Great lens optically!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, No vignetting w filters, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens mount play
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Юрий Дегтярёв, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Являясь владельцем объектива Sigma 12-24 EX, решил попробовать Sony 16-35 Zeiss. И был........ сильно разочарован. Sigma 12-24 практически не уступает по резкости. И у Sigma меньше искажения (дисторсия). Zeiss выигрывает только в светосиле и немного в цветопередаче, ну и световильтры можно накрутить. Для репортёров и свадебных фотографов Zeiss будет хорош. Но для архитектуры, пейзажей и интерьерной съёмки намного лучше (и дешевле) Sigma 12-24 EX.
  • Pros: - надёжный конструктив, - быстрый автофокус, - светосила
  • Cons: - слишком дорогой
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Overall 8
8.0

Rasant Weitwinkelig

C. Hagen, Amazon
25 April 2011
  • Summary: Wer sich so ein teueres Hochleistungsobjektiv kauft, der erwartet gleich nach dem Auspacken ein perfektes Objektiv. Ich habe das nicht bekommen. Backfokus trotz "Zeiss-Adelsbezeichnung"! Der Makel konnte zwar vom Service innerhalb von sieben Tagen behoben werden - aber trotzdem!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

kostya63, club.foto.ru
9 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Художественный объектив для съёмки крупного плана с хорошим размытием заднего плана. Технические снимки ,-например архитектуры лучше делать фиксом.
  • Pros: Искажения очень малы.Краски сильные.
  • Cons: Слабая разрешающая способность.Резкость только на переднем плане,задний план расползается, не помогают ни диафрагма ни фильтры ни штатив. Для архитектуры он не подходит.Лучший вариант Минольта 28-85 f-3,5-4,5 (для архитектуры, резкость у него даже выше чем можно себе представить.)
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