Sony-Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8

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A lens that we’ve been waiting for since we first heard about it—the Sony 16-35mm is a Zeiss-designed wide aperture, wide angle zoom perfect for the full frame A99. With 17 elements, including non-spherical and ED glass, a supersonic wave motor for fast and nearly silent autofocus, and Zeiss T coating it superbly sharp even wide open.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I spent a day with this lens and came back quite impressed. It’s not perfect, so let’s get the downers out of the way: Like for most wide zooms on full frame cameras, there’s some noticeable corner softness, and there’s also a bit more chromatic aberration than I see on Canon and Nikon’s pro level wide zooms. It’s easily corrected in Photoshop, but I would suggest shooting images in raw, so you can get the very best correction.

With those two minor notations out of the way, I have nothing left but the positives: It’s sharp throughout the zoom range, very nice colors and contrast, autofocuses with the quickness of a rattlesnake and the persistence of a bulldog. Overall, a world-class wide angle zoom, the best in Sony’s lineup.

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
1.9 lb (without tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.0 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
103 to 63 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Full time active, SSM motor, AutoClutch
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare and Ghosting
minimal ghosting, minimal loss of contrast
Sony Alpha

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Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $12.00 $81.00 $93.00 $31.00
4 days $13.00 $87.00 $100.00 $25.00
7 days $17.00 $116.00 $133.00 $19.00
10 days $23.00 $157.00 $180.00 $18.00
14 days $30.00 $203.00 $233.00 $16.64
21 days $40.00 $273.00 $313.00 $14.90
30 days $50.00 $342.00 $392.00 $13.07
45 days $65.00 $447.00 $512.00 $11.38
60 days $77.00 $522.00 $599.00 $9.98
90 days $99.00 $673.00 $772.00 $8.58
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $81.00 $27.00
4 days $87.00 $21.75
7 days $116.00 $16.57
10 days $157.00 $15.70
14 days $203.00 $14.50
21 days $273.00 $13.00
30 days $342.00 $11.40
45 days $447.00 $9.93
60 days $522.00 $8.70
90 days $673.00 $7.48

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