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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

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 4.8" / 88.5 x 121.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.4" / 136.2 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.56 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 5.6 x 5"

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Reviews

Disappointed

By Pedroelperro
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

My lense failed me in the middle of an event. Thank God I had some other lenses to continue working but hey… this is a very expensive lense and I had never a problem with Zeiss.

Great so far

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

I've used this for a couple weeks and it is very good glad it came with an uv filter.

Remarkably Shart

By ken b
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

After 40 years as a Canon shooter I have made the big leap over to Sony mirrorless and am not looking back. I was slow to make the switch due to the dozen lenses I would ultimately want to replace. But I have been impressed with both the bodies and lenses. This lens is no exception. It is remarkably sharp and quick to auto-focus. Love it.

Perfection - so versatile

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Must have lens - versatile and powerful. Great for low light and bright situations. Very sharp focus and narrow depth of field make for beautiful composition both at close range and at a distance. Very fast and reliable autofocus. Love the ability to get really close to objects too and have the autofocus kick in. Focus hold button is perfectly placed. It took some time to convince myself to pull the trigger because of the price but I am glad I final bit the bullet.

Must have lens for A7IV

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

This lens is versatile, fast, and sharp. Great for working around the A7IV's 4K60 Super35 video crop. It's a great lens for landscape, videography, vlogging, astro, and just about anything else.

Must have lens with the A7IV

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

This lens is incredibly versatile, fast, and sharp. It is especially helpful with the A7IV for video, to work around the 4K60 super35 crop. It's great for video, landscape, astro, vlogging, and pretty much everything else.

Versatile and Capable

By Brent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

I'm a landscape photographer who believes that less is more. Trudging around with photo gear on your back can get very tiring. I only wanted 3 total lenses to pursue my hobby. If you only take 3, they need to be hand picked. I use this lens more than the other 2 combined. It offers beautiful bokeh, great sun flares and will even do amazing Astros if opened to f2.8. I absolutely love this lens.

Can't beat Sony OEM lenses! This one is fantastic!

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

So far have only used with a Sony A7Siii but so far loving it and is a high quality lens! Would highly recommend!

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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

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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

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

What is the difference between these: Sony FE ...

What is the difference between these: Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM vs Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T. Am I crazy or are these basically the same lens?
Asked by: Liam
The Zeiss lens is actually an A mount lens. The GM lens is an FE lens for E mount cameras.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2021-07-31
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