Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
G Master performance in a wide-angle F2.8 16–35 mm zoom offers a wealth of opportunity to capture subjects in creative new ways. No matter what zoom setting or focus distance you shoot at, this lens delivers consiste ... Show More
FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
Fast, high-resolution F2.8 16–35 mm zoomThe first wide-angle G Master zoom lens offers performance that will take full advantage of the high-resolution potential of the latest and future camera bodies. The most advanced Sony optical and mechanical technologies come together to deliver extraordinary rendering and clarity.
High corner-to-corner resolutionUncompromised optical design achieves extremely high resolution and contrast. Landscapes, architecture, interiors and other expansive subjects are captured with outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness. Aspherical elements minimize distortion, while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements effectively control chromatic aberration.
Clarity and contrast in any lightSony's original Nano AR Coating suppresses spurious reflections that can cause flare and ghosting in backlit and other challenging lighting situations, for consistently high contrast and clarity. Freedom from flare over a wide range of incident light angles provides greater framing and composing flexibility, particularly at wide-angle focal lengths. (1. Nano AR Coating / 2. Glass / 3. Transmitted light).
Resolution and bokeh raised to new heightsThis lens features two Sony XA (extreme aspherical) elements with 0.01 micron surface precision. Distortion that tends to occur in wide-angle zoom lenses is meticulously controlled, as are astigmatism and field curvature. Unattractive onion-ring bokeh is effectively suppressed by XA (extreme aspherical) elements so that smooth, beautiful bokeh is achieved in out-of-focus areas.
Optimum resolution at any focal lengthConsistently high resolution is achieved from infinity to the closest focusing distance. This lens employs a floating focus mechanism with two independently driven lens groups. This system helps to reduce all types of aberration to minimum levels and thereby maintain sharp, high-resolution rendering from infinity focus for landscapes, for example, all the way down to close focus for portraits and similar subjects.
Fast, precise autofocusTwo DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) systems employing original Sony piezoelectric motors directly drive two focus groups in a floating focus configuration. The focus groups are positioned with high precision for the highest possible focus accuracy. DDSSM is quiet too, making it ideal for shooting movies as well as stills.
Light and compact for high mobilityClass-leading size and weight reductions have been achieved while maintaining outstanding optical performance. This lens is an ideal match for compact E-mount bodies, providing a portable, manageable system that's easy to take along on hiking or mountaineering photo excursions.
11 blades enhance bokeh beautySony's original 11-blade circular aperture contributes to even greater bokeh quality. Design and materials have been revised to maintain a round shape, and strict circularity standards are applied to ensure that the full beauty of the lens's bokeh is achieved without compromise.
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|Format||35 mm full frame|
|Focal Length (mm)||16-35|
|35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)||24-52.5|
|Lens Groups / Elements||13-16|
|Angle of View (35mm)||107°–63°|
|Angle of View (APS-C)||83°–44°2|
|Maximum aperture (F)||2.8|
|Minimum Aperture (F)||22|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.28 m (0.92 ft)|
|Maximum Magnification ratio (x)||0.19|
|Filter Diameter (mm)||82|
|Image stabilization (SteadyShot)||- (body-integrated)|
|Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)||-|
|Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)||-|
|Hood Type||Petal shape, bayonet type|
|Size & Weight|
|Dimensions (D x L)||88.5 x 121.6 mm (3-1/2 x 4-7/8 in)|
|Weight||680 g (24 oz)|
- Hood (model): ALC-SH149
- Lens front cap: ALC-F82S
- Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM
Explore the world in wide-angle detail
G Master performance in a wide-angle F2.8 16–35 mm zoom offers a wealth of opportunity to capture subjects in creative new ways. No matter what zoom setting or focus distance you shoot at, this lens delivers consistently superb resolution from corner to corner, with stunning background bokeh when required. A compact, lightweight design makes it manageable for active shooting.
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