The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is a wide-angle, full-frame zoom lens designed for Sony E-mount cameras. Key features include:
- Covers the ultra-wide to moderately wide focal range
- Great for landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural shooting
- Advanced optical formula for extremely sharp images
- Two Direct Drive SSM autofocus groups
Full-Frame E-mount. As a part of the G Master line of lenses, the 16-35mm f/2.8 is designed to cover the full-frame sensors on Sony E-mount cameras. It's also fully compatible with APS-C NEX cameras.
Wide-Angle Zoom. When used on a full-frame camera, this lens's zoom range is wide. Like really wide. Its field of view ranges from 107° at its widest to 63° at the long end, which means it's perfect for sweeping cityscapes, landscapes, and architectural shooting. With an APS-C sensor camera, you'll get a focal length equivalent to 24-52.5mm. The constant f/2.8 aperture and rounded eleven-blade diaphragm make it a great choice for low-light shooting while giving you excellent depth-of-field control.
Advanced Optics. The FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM's thirteen-group/sixteen-element design includes three aspherical elements, two extreme aspherical elements, and two extra-low dispersion elements to minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations and to produce extremely sharp high-resolution images. Nano AR coatings keep reflections, flare, and ghosting at bay while maintaining clarity and color fidelity.
Direct Drive SSM Autofocus System. The two Direct Drive SSM autofocus groups provide fast, nearly silent, and highly accurate focusing performance that's great for still and video use. A dedicated focus hold button and AF/MF switch help to tailor focusing to your shooting needs.
High-Quality Build. The FE 16-35mm offers dust- and moisture-resistant sealing for use in less-than-ideal conditions. The all-metal barrel and smooth, responsive, rubberized zoom and manual-focus rings give this lens a solid feel. Its front element has a fluorine coating to help protect it from fingerprints and debris.