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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens with 82mm Filter Kit

BH #SO163528GM2F (B&H Kit)
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens with 82mm Filter Kit
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Fast Wide-Angle Zoom
  • 20% Lighter, 10% Smaller than Previous
  • Four XD Linear AF Motors, Floating Focus
This Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens with 82mm Filter Kit from B&H adds a filter to this fast wide-angle zoom lens to help with clarity, color accuracy, and incidental protection against the elements.
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FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens with 82mm Filter Kit Overview

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E)
Wide-Angle Versatility for Stills & Video
Combining G Master performance with the lightest and smallest form factor in its class, Sony rounds out its trinity of f/2.8 G Master zoom lenses with its latest wide-angle offering for video and stills shooters, the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens, which boasts a variety of optical, focusing, and handling upgrades.
G Master Image Quality
Designed to rival the primes, this zoom's optics have been revamped to provide even greater resolution, clarity, and bokeh quality.
  • Bright f/2.8 constant aperture allows users to capture images in dim lighting conditions and with a shallow depth of field.
  • One Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and Two ED elements effectively suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and color fidelity.
  • Five aspherical elements, including three extreme aspherical elements (XA), minimize spherical aberrations, distortion, and also reduce 'onion ring' bokeh.
Faster AF and Floating Focus Mechanism
Faster focusing performance, improved close-up shooting, and enhanced control are all benefits of the redesigned focusing system.
  • Four XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors contribute to greatly improved focusing performance, compared to the DDSSM system of the predecessor, including faster, quieter, and more precise AF that's ideal for both video and stills.
  • Faster AF means improved focusing when working with fast-moving subjects; support is available for shooting at up to 30 fps, full AF is maintained even when shooting stopped down, and focus tracking is possible even when changing the zoom position.
  • Floating focusing mechanism helps maintain image quality throughout the focusing range, which is especially important considering the impressive close-up performance of this lens: minimum focusing distance of 8.6" and a maximum magnification of 0.32x across the entire zoom range.
  • Internal focusing design promotes snappier, more responsive focusing performance and maintains the same center of gravity during lens extension and retraction.
Improved Control and Video Capabilities
Just as camera design has grown to appeal to both photo and video shooters, this lens has also been updated with a series and attributes that specifically appeal to video shooters' needs.
  • Focus breathing, focus shift, and axial shift during zooming have all been minimized to prevent unwanted movements and angle of view variations for greater compositional accuracy during recording.
  • Supports the Breathing Compensation function in select cine-line and Alpha cameras.
  • Linear Response MF provides natural, intuitive manual focus control.
  • Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for silent operation and the zoom smoothness can be adjusted depending on the desired torque.
Compact, Lightweight, and Robust Design
The smallest and lightest f/2.8 wide-angle zoom in its class, this lens doesn't lose sight of its professional attributes and remains a weather-sealed, durable lens for use in trying working conditions.
  • Approximately 20% lighter and 10% smaller than its predecessor, this zoom is a highly portable and versatile option for a huge variety of shooting applications.
  • Now fit with a manual aperture ring, tactile exposure control is possible. This ring can be de-clicked for smooth and silent iris pulls or it can be locked in the 'A' position for camera-based aperture switching.
  • Two programmable focus hold buttons and a focus mode switch for intuitive focus control.
  • Hybrid construction uses both metal and plastic components to maximize both durability and a low weight design.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design includes rubber gaskets at each seam and a rubber ring sealing the lens mount for ensured use when working in inclement weather conditions.
  • Front lens element has a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants and makes the lens easier to clean.
  • Included lens hood has been redesigned to complement the lens' sleek design by reducing both its diameter and length.
Chiaro Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593534

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance
8.7" / 22.1 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.5 x 4.4" / 87.8 x 111.5 mm
1.2 lb / 547 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8 x 6.1 x 5.5"

Chiaro Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
82 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
82 mm
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Side, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.21 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.5 x 4.5 x 0.85"

FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens with 82mm Filter Kit Reviews

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Where is this lens manufactured?

Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Rohan
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (BH #SO163528GM2) is manufactured in Thailand.
Answered by: Zacky
Date published: 2023-10-13

will this lens work with a fx30?

will this lens work with a fx30?
Asked by: Xavier
Yes, the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E) is compatible with the Sony FX30.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-12-12

I'm between the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II or the ...

I'm between the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II or the Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM for interior architecture videography. Any suggestions?
Asked by: Rafic
For interior architecture videography, the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II is a better lens.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-12-22

B&H says that there is image stabilization. Other ...

B&H says that there is image stabilization. Other sources claim that there is no stabilization. Which of these two is correct?
Asked by: Yuri
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E) does not have built in image stabilization. Most wide angle zoom lenses do not have built in IS. If you will be shooting videos handheld is recommended to match the lens with a camera that has built in Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-10-16

Does this lens have in-built image stabilization, ...

Does this lens have in-built image stabilization, like the Canon RF 15-35?
Asked by: Marc
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens doesn't have in-built image stabilization. Sony mirrorless cameras have In-Body Image Stabilization.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-10-28

I hear a "klonking noise" when the lens is moved ...

I hear a "klonking noise" when the lens is moved slightly or rotated (connected to camera or not). Is that normal?
Asked by: Stefan
The klonk noise/wiggling you'll feel when you move the lens around is normal. Those are the glass elements and auto-focusing mechanisms you are hearing/feeling. If you tried to wiggle the lens while it's connected to a camera that's powered on. You'll notice that you wouldn't hear or feel it. You can only hear the noises when it's not connected to any power.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2024-01-03
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