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Sony SAL-1635Z

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Overall 10
10

Stellar Landscapes!

Stuke, B&H Photo
25 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this for my SLT-A99 before our Alaskan Journey. WOW! What awesome landscape and panaramas! The photos are fantastic, typical Zeiss quality. I love this lens..
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Overall 10
10

Great on FS700

Matt, B&H Photo
9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: We use this on a Sony FS700 with the metabones speed boost adaptor. The lens is super fast, clear and the auto focus and works great! Love this lens.
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Overall 10
10

Killer lens

Roux, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the SAL1635z on my Sony a7. I already owned a SAL2470z and wanted the wider shooting available with the 16-35. Both lenses are truly amazing for zoom lenses. There is virtually no noticeable distortion at with the 16-35 when at the full 16mm end. Superior low light and manageable noise when paired with the a7. Fast auto focus and quite enough motors for video.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Video Lens!

4ourl34f, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: If you've been struggling to shoot video with your Sony DSLR, with knock off after markets or DT lenses, this is a dream come true. Granted its a financial dip, but you get what you pay for. Best lens in my bag and almost never comes off the camera these day.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

wide picture with quiet autofocus

dog photog, B&H Photo
4 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I like to shoot sunrise and sunset landscapes with my dogs in the foreground. The lens delivers a crisp picture with great colors. Autofocus is quiet enough to shoot videos. Love this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Very Good Lens

Dave, B&H Photo
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Lens has very good detail especially around the edges at all f Stops
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Greg McCary, Photography Review
14 September 2013
  • Summary: What can I say. I love Zeiss lenses. The is the brother of the 24-70mm. They are identical in size and weight. The 16-35mm is sharp and handles distortion very well. There is minimal flaring even in difficult lighting. I shot with the Minolta 17-35mm G lens for awhile but upgraded to the 16-35mm. You simply can't go wrong with this lens.
  • Pros: Sharp, fast focus, rugged build, smooth operation
  • Cons: heavy, cost
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Overall 10
10

16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Z

speedy, B&H Photo
4 September 2013
  • Excerpt: rock solid pristine clarity but its heavy as all great glass is.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great lens for the right application

Anthony, B&H Photo
13 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Picked up this and the 2470z around the same time and have put both through there paces. This lens is incomparable. the 16mm wide angle is more then adequate for any object or landscape shot you can think of. The quality and build is spot on with a fantastic elimination of chromatic aberration on even the most prone edges.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Very good lens

Matt from Montreal, Adorama
24 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I paid a small fortune for this lens,and being that it's really the only one in it's class, I had no choice. I'm not easily blown away, so it's not a big surprise to say I'm not blown away--it's exactly as I would have expected. It's a big, heavy, well made super wide angle lens. The distortion of objects is pretty much what I expected.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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