2017 Sony EF 16-35mm F2.8 GM Review

The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM, a global innovator in document picture and the world’s biggest picture indicator producer, has today declared two new inclusions in their increasing collection of full-frame E-mount contacts.

Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM to G-Master pro-focused lens range 2
Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM to G-Master pro-focused lens range 2

The new contacts include the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle contact (model SEL1635GM) and the FE 12-24mm F4 G extremely wide-angle contact (model SEL1224G). The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens delivers the amazing high-resolution and wonderful bokeh of Sony’s leading G Expert sequence to a extensive 16-35mm central duration for remarkable scenery, cityscapes, images and more, while the 12-24mm F4 G, Sony’s biggest full-frame E-mount lens up to now, provides a powerful new viewpoint for all Sony models E-mount photographers. In complete, Sony’s full-frame E-mount lens collection now includes from ultra-wide 12mm to super-telephoto 800mm (with teleconverter) central duration range.

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The Sony models FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM provides the continuous F2.8 wide-angle zoom capability that has been so plainly missing from the organization’s full-frame collection until now. A quick wide-angle zoom capability is a frequent look at many photojournalists’ camera purses, as well as being a favorite of scenery photography lovers and will sit plus the 24-70mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F2.8 GM contacts in a traditional trinity of quick zooms.

Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM

In normal with other G Master contacts, the organization says it’s meant to achieve good efficiency even by 50 line sets / mm requirements wide-open and has been created with bokeh as a consideration through the development process. It comes with comprehensive inner and exterior closing to provide water and climate level of resistance. It’s built around an enclosed concentrate style that uses double ‘Direct Generate Super Sound Wave’ motors: piezoelectric drive components that can move large visual models around quickly with high perfection.

Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM
Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM

The 16-35mm GM features an 11-blade aperture style. Curved aperture rotor blades are meant to give near-perfectly round making of out-of-focus details between F2.8 and F5.6. When you stop down to F16 though, scenery photography lovers can expect distinct 22-ray sunbursts. The lens comes with Sony’s ‘Nano AR’ covering to improve transmitting and reduce inner insights (something especially important on a wide-angle style, which has to agree to highly off-axis light rays). A Fluorine covering on the front factor helps secure the lens from dust and finger prints. The style also features two XA (extreme aspherical) components.

Costs and Accessibility

The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-angle Zoom capability Lens will deliver this Aug and will be marketed for about $2,200 US and $3,000 CA.

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 16–35 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F2.8–22
Minimum aperture F2.8–22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Elements 16
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings Extreme aspherical & ED elements, Nano AR & fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Maximum magnification 0.19×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Piezoelectric
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 680 g (1.50 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.5)
Length 122 mm (4.8)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH149
Tripod collar No