The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens offers exceptional corner-to-corner image sharpness and close range. The f/2.8 is ideal for any lighting condition providing clarity and sharpness throughout the zoom range.
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens features a lighter and shorter form factor compared to its predecessor. The shorter and lighter form factor is made possible by the floating optical construction of the lens.
The autofocus motors built into the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens are upgraded and optimised to handle bursts at 30 frames per second while still offering quick, quiet and precise autofocus performance. Another improvement is the new anti-reflective treatment Nano AR Coating II which produces smaller and shadowy images.
G Master Image Quality
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens is designed to provide you with even greater resolution, clarity, and a beautiful bokeh quality. The bright and constant f/2.8 aperture remains consistent throughout the entire zoom range and allows you to capture images in difficult lighting conditions with a shallow depth of field. One Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and Two ED elements effectively suppress chromatic aberrations and colour fringing for greater clarity and colour fidelity. Five aspherical elements, including three extreme aspherical elements (XA), minimize spherical aberrations, distortion, and also reduce 'onion ring' bokeh.
Faster AF and Floating Focus Mechanism
The redesigned focusing system allows for faster-focusing performance and enhanced control. Four XD linear motors greatly improve the focusing performance, this provides faster, quieter, and more precise autofocus for both video and still applications. The faster AF provides you with better focus performance when shooting fast-moving subjects, and there is even support for shooting rates of up to 30 fps.
A good image quality is maintained throughout the focus range due to the inclusion of a Floating Focusing Mechanism, this is important considering the close-up performance with a minimum focusing distance of only 22.1cm and the maximum magnification of 0.32x across the entire zoom range.
Improved Control and Video Capabilities
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens features updates to keep up with advancements in camera design for both still and video shooters.
Focus breathing, focus shift, and axial shift during zooming have all been minimized to prevent unwanted movements and angle of view variations for greater compositional accuracy during recording. This lens also supports the breathing compensation function found in certain cine-line and Alpha cameras. Furthermore, the manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for silent operation and the zoom smoothness can be adjusted depending on the desired torque.
Compact, Lightweight, and Robust Design
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens is the smallest lens in its class being about 20% lighter and 10% smaller than the predecessor, while still maintaining professional attributes and also remaining weather-sealed, and durable for working in difficult conditions.
On the lens barrel, you will also find two programmable focus hold buttons and a focus mode switch, these all contribute to intuitive focus control.
To maintain a durable and lightweight design, both plastic and metal are used in the construction while still maintaining the dust and moisture resistant design found in all GM lenses.
The included lens hood is designed to complement the lens's sleek design by reducing both the diameter as well as length.
- Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens
- Sony ALC-F82S 82mm Front Lens Cap
- Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
- Sony ALC-SH177 Lens Hood
- Sony Padded Case with Strap
|Lens Format Coverage
|Minimum Focus Distance
15 Elements in 12 Groups
82 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)
87.8 x 111.5 mm