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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Reviews

Imaging Resource, Colby Brown and Lens Rentals published their Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews. Check out!

Imaging Resource:

I was very impressed with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 despite the limited time I had with it. On both the Sony A7R II and the A9 it focused extremely quickly and with pinpoint accuracy while delivering extremely sharp photos with beautiful bokeh. This is most certainly a lens to be excited about when it releases later this year.

Colby Brown:

As Sony has continued to release excellent lenses, the holes in their lens lineup continue to shrink. With the 16-35 f/2.8 GM, Sony has now firmly established their “Holy Trinity” of zoom lenses in both f/2.8 & f/4 for the 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200. This can make it easier for many Canon & Nikon users that are looking to switch as Sony’s GM line of lenses continues to represent some of the best lenses in the market.

Pros
– Excellent Image Quality
– Impressive Corner to Corner Sharpness at 12mm – 24mm
– One of the best Sunstars in the market
– Very little COMA or Astigmatism for night photography
– Nearly non-existant distortion
– Can use filters (Screw on & Slide)
– Pretty portable for an f/2.8 wide angle lens

Cons
– Price ($2198 USD)
– 35mm is the weakest part of this lens

Lens Rentals:

The Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is an excellent optic at 16mm and 24mm. If you want to shoot wide at f/2.8 on an FE mount camera it’s probably the optic of choice. The 16-35 ZA f/4 is a good lens and a lot cheaper if you don’t need f/2.8, but the GM is just better optically. It’s not better or worse than the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L Mk III, it’s different, and some people will certainly like it’s look better.

You can check the availability at major US stores:

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens: $1,698 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens: $2,498 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Read more: Best Sony Full Frame E Mount Lenses.

Related posts:

  1. Ultra Wides Comparison: Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 vs 16-35mm f/2.8 GM vs 12-24mm f/4 G
  2. First Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens Reviews (vs Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 Lens)
  3. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM & FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens Review: “Amazing Performers” (by Alin Popescu)
  4. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens now Shipping in the US
  5. Update: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Will Start Shipping on August 3

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