Sony Announces ZEISS 16-35mm F4 Wide Angle Zoom Lens for E-mount Cameras

Sony unveiled the new Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) lens for E-mount cameras at photokina today. The ZEISS 16-35mm F4 is Sony’s fifth full-frame zoom lens designed for its E-mount system, joining the Sony FE 28-70mm (model SEL2870), ZEISS 24-70mm F4 (model SEL2470Z), 70-200mm F4 G (model SEL70200G) and 28-135mm F4 G Power Zoom (model SELP28135G) lenses.

The ZEISS 16-35mm F4 uses five aspherical lens elements, including one large AA (advanced aspherical) element and three ED glass elements. This arrangement of glass is designed to produce better corner-to-corner resolution, while reducing distortion and color aberration.

The new lens features T* coating on its optical surfaces, which is designed to minimize flare and ghosting and boost contrast, clarity and depth, particularly in landscape shots and with extremely backlit scenes. The lens has a constant F/4 maximum aperture, and is equipped with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. It’s dust and moisture resistant to handle tough shooting conditions.

The Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) will go on sale in November 2014 for $1350.