Zeiss 16-35mm FE Lens Reviews, Samples

More Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens reviews now available online with plenty of sample images captured with the new wide-angle zoom lens.

The new Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS wide-angle zoom lens designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras announced at Photokina event this year. Now the Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS lens has been reviewed online.

Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens reviews posted by PhotographyBlog, Photofocus, Colby BrownJörg Haag and Techbang websites. They have posted many full size sample images and there is also a comparison with the Canon 16-35mm f/4.0 L lens too.

48 sample images taken with the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS lens, mounted on the Sony A7R camera can also be seen on PhotographyBlog.

The lens is in compact sizes with the very high image quality and good distortion suppression, but all of these with a higher pricing says the first Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens reviews. See some conclusions below.

First Zeiss 16-35mm FE Lens Reviews with Sample Images

Zeiss 16-35mm FE Lens Reviews

From PhotographyBlog review:

The Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 mm F4 ZA OSS is an excellent ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the Sony A7/A7R/A7S full-frame compact system cameras. [… ] All in all, we’d definitely recommend buying this lens if you can stomach the price of admission – it makes an excellent addition to the already released Zeiss FE 24-70mm F4 and FE 70-200mm F4 lenses.

From Jörg Haag review:

The FE 16-35mm is an adequate replacement of the A-Mount, at least from the perspective of image quality. An aperture stop less light is something to get over, because this is easily compensated by the better ISO performance of the α7 in comparison to the α99. I am looking forward to many hours of photography with this lens and I think this lens will not be inferior to the A-Mount counterpart in the field of architectural photography.

From Photofocus review:

Images produced with this lens are very sharp and consistent with minimal softness in the corners. I also didn’t notice any chromatic aberration with photos taken at locations with very high dynamic ranges…As far as I’m concerned, this is a Must-Have lens for all of the Sony A7 shooters out there.

Full review by Colby Brown:

Not only was Sony and Zeiss able to engineer a small and lightweight ultra wide angle lens, they were able to do so without sacrificing image quality. I was impressed with the corner to corner sharpness (although it doesn’t de-thrown the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8) as well as how it handles sun stars and can be used hand held with its built in OSS (optical stabilization), especially with the a7s.

Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens Price and Release Date

The Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) full-frame wide-angle zoom lens will be available this November for $1,349.00.

Buy Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens
Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens $1,349.99 Amazon | Adorama

The Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS is the fifth full-frame lens for Sony A7 series camera. The lens offers Optical Steady Shot stabilization and is dust and moisture-resistant.

  • Lame. i click on the ‘sample images’ link above and there are no sample images.

    • I have my full review coming out soon with tons of sample images. The link in this article was just to my first few minutes with the lens.

      • dcnadmin

        We will sure update this post to refer the full review. Thanks for the feedback!