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

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Here is a roundup of the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews. 

The FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is the first wide-angle G Master model for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless system. The lens features exceptional corner-to-corner sharpness, with an optical design that includes five aspherical elements.

You can use it with Sony full-frame E-mount cameras like the A7 and A9, or with APS-C sensor cameras, such as the A6500. Cameras with crop factor gets an effective focal length of 24-42mm with this lens.

The lens is selling for $2,198. Now let’s look at several Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews.

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

Before getting into the couple of Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews, we have to say this lens provides excellent image quality. You can use filters with this lens and it is very sharp between 12mm – 24mm focal lengths. For Sony users the worst thing would be the price of this lens. Anyway this is a GM series optic and it deserves it.

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

From Imaging Resource review:

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.

From Colby Brown review:

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.

A gallery of FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM SEL1635GM sample images can also be found on KRPB and DPR websites.

Sony 16-35mm impresses Lensrentals with great sharpness. Check out their Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM MTF Tests. Here is a little recap from their conclusion.

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.

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