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Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T vs Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T vs Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Top Features

  • 16-35mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 900g.
  • Diameter: 83mm
  • Length: 114mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.24x

Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Top Features

  • 18-35mm Focal Range
  • F1.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Max Format:
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 810g.
  • Diameter: 78mm
  • Length: 121mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.23x

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

Our Winner: Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T over Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

Focal Length – Wide 16mm vs 18mm
Optical Zoom 2.20x vs 1.90x
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Max Sensor Coverage 35mm FF vs APS-C / DX
Length 114mm vs 121mm
Max Magnification 0.24x vs 0.23x

Pros Of Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM over Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Max Aperture – Wide 1.8 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 1.8 vs 2.8
Weight 810g vs 900g
Diameter 78mm vs 83mm
Filter Thread 72mm vs 77mm

Cons Of Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T and Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM
Image Stabilization No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM vs Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM All Features

General Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM
Brand Sony Sigma
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Wideangle Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Sony Alpha Sony Alpha
Max Format 35mm FF APS-C / DX
Focal Range 16-35mm 18-35mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 2.2X 1.9X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F1.8
Min Aperture F22.0 F16.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 17 17
Optical Groups 13 12
Special Elements 3 aspherical elements and 2 ED glass elements 5 SLD glass elements, 4 glassmold aspherical elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.28m 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.24X 0.23X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Ring-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes No
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 900g 810g
Diameter 83mm 78mm
Length 114mm 121mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Unknown Unknown
Filter Thread 77mm 72mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code petal shape hood LH780-03
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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