Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle lens announced

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle lens announced

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens announced for full-frame E-mount cameras.

The company expands the G-Master series with a wide-angle zom lens. The optic joins the acclaimed FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS to round out the F2.8 large aperture zoom lenses.

The lens features an 11-blade aperture design. Rounded aperture blades are designed to give near-perfectly circular rendering of out-of-focus detail between F2.8 and F5.6.

The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens will start shipping this August. It will be selling for about $2,200 US and $3,000 CA.

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle lens becomes official

The new lens features exceptional corner-to-corner sharpness, with an optical design that includes five aspherical elements, two of which are Sony’s original XA (extreme aspherical) elements that reduce aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom and aperture range.

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle lens announced

The front XA element on the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the largest XA element ever produced, ensuring optimum quality. Additionally, two ED (Extra-low-Dispersion) glass elements keep chromatic aberration to a minimum while maximizing resolution, and Sony’s original Nano AR coating suppresses internal reflections to ensure excellent image contrast and clarity.

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical and Two XA Elements
  • Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  • Two Direct Drive SSM AF Groups
  • Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is a premium wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Sony is expanding its premium G Master lens line with an f/2.8 zoom that covers an ultra-wide angle field of view. The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM ($2,199.99) is smaller and lighter than competing lenses for DSLR.