**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Review

The Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS is an ultra wide zoom lens designed for the full frame mirrorless Sony “A7” series of cameras. This lens is built in a partnership with the legendary Carl Zeiss and promises excellent image quality as well as build quality. Featuring a constant f/4 aperture, this lens is not the perfect low light wonder, but for landscape photographers who are looking for an ultra wide angle zoom lens this is pretty much ideal.


  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS - $1349.95

*Pricing from Manufacturer's website - Current selling price may be different.

Check current pricing from these affiliates

What I Like

  • Constant f/4 aperture
  • Image stabilization
  • Build Quality

What I Don't Like

  • Price

Overall User Rating

4.64 out of 5

based on 243 user reviews online.

: 78% (188.91)
: 15% (35.64)
: 3% (7.15)
: 3% (7.98)
: 1% (3.32)



Focal Length 16 - 35 mm
Max Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 11.02 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Number of Elements 12
Number of Groups 10
Aperture Blade Design Rounded
Number of Aperture Blades 7
Filter Size 72 mm
Diameter 3.07 in.
Length 3.88 in.
Weight 1.41 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed Yes
Distance Scale No
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Shade Included

Leave a Reply