In this review, we will be comparing Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM, two Wideangle Zoom lenses by Sony. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 16-35mm focal range and a max aperture of F2.8 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and the Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|Vlogging||Very Good||Very Good|
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II weighs 872g, which means it is 28g (3%) lighter than the Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM which has a weight of 900g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 16-35mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.