Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens Announced, Pre-order for $1,348

Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens has been officially announced by Sony at Photokina 2014.

The new Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS wide-angle zoom lens is designed for photographers who enjoy capturing landscape and architecture photos and for Sony E-mount cameras with full frame sensors (A7, A7R, A7S). It is the fifth full-frame zoom lens developed for FE-mount cameras and one which will not make any compromises when it comes to image quality.

Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens Announced, Pre-order for $1,348

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

Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens is priced at $1,348 and it will be released on November 18, 2014. You can pre-order it right now at Amazon.

Zeiss FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens Specs:

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length16–35 mm
Image stabilisationYes (Optical Steady Shot)
Lens mountSony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum apertureF4.0
Minimum apertureF22.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Optics
Elements12
Groups10
Special elements / coatings5 Aspherical 3 ED Glass
Focus
Minimum focus0.28 m (11.02″)
Maximum magnification0.19×
AutofocusYes
Full time manualYes
Focus methodExtending front
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight518 g (1.14 lb)
Diameter78 mm (3.07″)
Length99 mm (3.88″)
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread72 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo

Sony α Lenses Assortment

With the addition of the new Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS, the E-mount lens family now includes 24 different lenses and adapters, including several other premium options from ZEISS® and Sony’s G Series Lenses:

  • E 16mm F2.8
  • E 20mm F2.8
  • E 35mm F1.8 OSS
  • E 50mm F1.8 OSS
  • E 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • E 24mm F1.8 ZEISS
  • E 10-18mm F4 OSS
  • E PZ 16-50mm F3.5 – F5.6 OSS
  • E 18-55mm F3.5 – F5.6 OSS
  • E 18-200mm F3.5 – F6.3 OSS
  • E 18-200mm F3.5 – F6.3 OSS LE
  • E PZ 18-200mm F3.5 – F5.6 OSS
  • E 55-210mm F4.5 – F6.3 OSS
  • E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • E 16-70mm F4 ZEISS OSS
  • FE 28-70mm F3.5 – 5.6 OSS
  • FE 35mm F2.8 ZEISS
  • FE 55mm F1.8 ZEISS
  • FE 24-70mm F4 ZEISS OSS
  • FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
  • FE 28-135mm F4 G OSS
  • FE 16-35mm F4 ZEISS OSS