Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Test Results : Highest Rated Wide-Angle Zoom


Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens test results published by DxOMark. The GM-series lens for full-frame E-mount reaches new scoring heights in the category of wide-angle zoom lenses.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens test results shows very good sharpness with a score of 42 points. The optic tested on Sony A7R Mark II high-res full-frame mirrorless camera.

According to DxOMark test, they find the wide-angle zoom impressive, as it retains its ability to render high-resolution images across its entire focal range. The lens also delivers that sharpness from wide-open at f/2.8 until diffraction starts to get in the way at smaller apertures.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Test Results from DxOMark

The Sony’s Overall score of 42 puts it 6 points ahead of its nearest competitor, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, while its Sharpness score of 34 is a remarkable 10 points ahead.

From DxOmark conclusion :

With the new Sony EF 16-35mm f/2.8 lens, you are simply getting better quality images for about the same price you would pay for many of its f/2.8 wide-angle zoom competitors. Obviously this comes with the caveat that it helps you only if you are shooting with E-mount Sony cameras, especially their latest high-end models.

The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is selling for $2,198. 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.