Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Compared to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS LensCanon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Year Introduced20142014
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups12/1016/12
Angle of View: Diagonal107° - 63°108°10' – 63°
Angle of View: Horizontal98° - 54°
Angle of View: Vertical74°10' - 38°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4-22 f/4.0-22
Number of Aperture Blades 7 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 18.3 oz  (518g) 21.7 oz  (615g)
Actual Weight 18.4 oz  (520g) 21.7 oz  (615g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.1 oz  (30g) 0.9 oz  (25g)
In-Use Weight 19.4 oz  (550g) 22.6 oz  (640g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.07 x 3.88”  (78 x 98.5mm) 3.25 x 4.44”  (82.6 x 112.8mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.07 x 4.07”  (78 x 103.3mm) 3.25 x 4.74”  (82.5 x 120.5mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 4.67”  (118.6mm) 4.74”  (120.5mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y Y / N
Zoom Extension Length 0.65”  (16.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.76 x 1.15”  (95.4 x 29.2mm) 3.89 x 1.3”  (98.9 x 32.9mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 4.92 - 5.52”  (124.9 - 140.1mm) 5.79 - 5.79”  (147.1 - 147.1mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.64” / 1.07”  (16.3mm / 27.3mm) 1.37” / 0.99”  (34.7mm / 25.2mm)
Filter Size 72mm  UV ► CP ► 77mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type SSM Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 90°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 11.02”  (280mm) 11.02”  (280mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 9.49” / 10.47”  (241mm / 266mm) 10” / 10.28”  (254mm / 261mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.19x 0.23x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.63-0.36x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 1.12-0.80x
Magnification Range with 500D Closeup Lens 0.07 to 0.28x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 70° 56°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-F72S Buy ► Y / EW-82 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y / Y
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 4 / Y / 4 /
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? Y / Y / LP1219 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 16mm = 2.14'
20mm = 2.58'
24mm = 3.03'
28mm = 3.51'
35mm = 4.21'
16mm = 2.15'
20mm = 2.59'
24mm = 3.05'
28mm = 3.54'
35mm = 4.24'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 16mm = 653mm
20mm = 785mm
24mm = 925mm
28mm = 1071mm
35mm = 1283mm
16mm = 655mm
20mm = 790mm
24mm = 930mm
28mm = 1079mm
35mm = 1291mm
 
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