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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens

BH #SO163528GM • MFR #SEL1635GM
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical and Two XA Elements
Offering G Master performance in a compact, fast, and versatile form, the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is a wide-angle zoom covering ultra-wide to standard wide-angle fields of view. Ideal for a range of subjects, from landscape to lifestyle to architecture, the lens's advanced optics and bright f/2.8 design pair with a flexible zoom design to suit working in a variety of shooting conditions.
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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultimate Wide-Angle Versatility
  • 3G Master Design
  • 4Practical and Intuitive Handling
By B&H Photo's
Ultimate Wide-Angle Versatility
Offering G Master performance in a compact, fast, and versatile form, the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is a wide-angle zoom covering ultra-wide to standard wide-angle fields of view. Ideal for a range of subjects, from landscape to lifestyle to architecture, the lens's advanced optics and bright f/2.8 design pair with a flexible zoom design to suit working in a variety of shooting conditions.
G Master Design
  • As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations.
  • Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field.
  • Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements and three standard aspherical elements are incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, distortion and other spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Two ED elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Practical and Intuitive Handling
  • Two Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) autofocus groups offer quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance that is ideal for both stills and video applications.
  • Floating focusing system divides the focus group into two separately controlled groups and helps to maintain consistently clear optical performance throughout the zoom and focus ranges.
  • Dedicated focus hold button and AF/MF switch for direct tactile control over focus settings.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Front element features a fluorine coating to guard against fingerprints and dust from adhering to it.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance
11" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.5 x 4.8" / 88.5 x 121.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.4" / 136.2 mm
Weight
1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.555 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 5.6 x 5.1"

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Reviews

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Does the zoom happen in the body of the lens or ...

Does the zoom happen in the body of the lens or does it extend the lens length? Very important to know when balancing on a gimbal.
Asked by: Renata
Hi, Renata! The length of the lens changes when the user moves the zoom ring. ~Ralph
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-10-15

is there a lock switch on the lens like in the ...

is there a lock switch on the lens like in the 24-70gm?
Asked by: Richie
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13

Does the REAR element (the one closest to the ...

Does the REAR element (the one closest to the camera sensor) move during zooming and/or focusing?
Asked by: Jacob
The closest piece of glass to the sensor does not move during either function. There is an element behind that one that does move during zooming.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-08-30

Is this lense made in Japan?

Is this lense made in Japan?
Asked by: John
According to the following link it is off-shored to Thailand https://www.kenrockwell.com/sony/lenses/16-35mm-f28.htm
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-04-23

Is it worthy to buy in 2021 for landscape and ...

Is it worthy to buy in 2021 for landscape and street photography? I'm considering between this and 35mm GM. Thanks !
Asked by: KEvin
I think the versatility of the 16-35 GM makes it a great option for a one lens wide angle choice. Although my favorite has become the 70-200 GM for landscapes it could be a unique creative contender for street.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-11-09

Whats the zoom ring diameter? Is there a ...

Whats the zoom ring diameter? Is there a difference between the zoom ring diameter of the mark i and mark ii?
Asked by: Paul
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens has a zoom ring diameter of 79mm. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E) has a more compact design and the zoom ring diameter is smaller by 2mm (77mm).
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-12-14

How well does the mount's rubber gasket adhere to ...

How well does the mount's rubber gasket adhere to the camera body? I've read that some copies have a rather thin gasket that makes little to no contact with the camera.
Asked by: Jacob
I didn't have such problem.
Answered by: youqin
Date published: 2021-08-28

any distortion at 35mm?

any distortion at 35mm?
Asked by: aj
Hi Aj, the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens will have a moderate pincushion distortion at 35mm but this can be easily fixed in using post processing software.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-22
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