Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


Product Highlights

  • Premium G Master Series wide angle zoom lens and smooth bokeh
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements for outstanding resolution
  • Circular 11-blade aperture for beautiful defocus effects
  • Sony Nano AR Coating to eliminate flare and ghosting
  • Dust and moisture resistant design1
$2,497.00 (inc GST)
Regular price: $3,469.00


Explore the world in wide-angle detail

G Master performance in a wide-angle F2.8 16-35mm zoom offers a wealth of opportunities to capture subjects in creative new ways. No matter what zoom setting or focus distance you shoot at, this lens delivers consistently superb resolution from corner-to-corner, with stunning background bokeh when required. A compact, lightweight design makes it manageable for active shooting.

High corner-to-corner resolution

Uncompromised optical design achieves extremely high resolution and contrast. Landscapes, architecture, interiors, and other expansive subjects are captured with outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness. Aspherical elements minimize distortion, while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements effectively control chromatic aberration.

Gorgeous background bokeh

Shooting up close at F2.8 can produce some extraordinary background bokeh. Use this capability to shoot portraits, for example, with dynamic, painterly backgrounds consisting of smooth, expressive bokeh that makes the subject stand out clearly.

Resolution and bokeh raised to new heights

This lens features two Sony XA (extreme aspherical) elements with 0.01 micron surface precision. Distortion that tends to occur in wide-angle zoom lenses is meticulously controlled, as are astigmatism and field curvature. Unattractive onion-ring bokeh is effectively suppressed by XA (extreme aspherical) elements so that smooth, beautiful bokeh is achieved in out-of-focus areas.

Light and compact for high mobility

Class-leading size and weight reductions have been achieved while maintaining outstanding optical performance. This lens is an ideal match for compact E-mount bodies, providing a portable, manageable system that’s easy to take along on hiking or mountaineering photo excursions.

Lens Expert Tips

Lens Configuration

G Master series lenses take imaging and expression to previously unattainable levels with a stunning blend of extremely high resolution and softly dissolving background bokeh

[1] XA (extreme aspherical) lens 
[2] Aspherical lens 
[3] ED (extra-low dispersion) glass

MTF Chart

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

[1] Contrast (%)
[2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm) 
[3] At 16 mm / Max. aperture 
[4] At 16 mm / F8 aperture 
[5] At 35 mm / Max. aperture 
[6] At 35 mm / F8 aperture 
[7] Spatial frequency 
[8] 10 line pairs / mm 
[9] 30 line pairs / mm 
[10] Radial values 
[11] Tangential values

Lens Control

1. Focusing ring
2. Zooming ring
3. Focus mode switch
4. Mounting index
5. Focus hold button.

1 Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
  • 1 x Hood (ALC-SH149)
  • 1 x Lens Front Cap (ALC-F82S)
  • 1 x Lens Rear Cap (ALC-R1EM)
  • 1 x Case
  • Mount
  • Sony E-Mount
  • Format
  • 35mm Full Frame
  • Focal Length
  • 16-35mm / 24-52.5mm (35mm / APS-C)
  • Lens Elements Groups
  • 13-16
  • Angle Of View
  • 107°-63° (35mm) / 83°-44° 1 (APS-C)

  • Maximum Aperture
  • F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture
  • F22
  • Aperture Blades
  • 11
  • Circular Aperture
  • Yes
  • Minimum Focusing Distance
  • 0.28m
  • Max. Magnification (x)
  • 0.19
  • Filter Diameter
  • 82mm
  • Image Stabilization
  • Body-Integrated (SteadyShot)
  • Zoom System
  • Manual
  • Lens Hood
  • Petal Shape, Bayonet Type
  • Dimensions
  • 88.5mm (D) x 121.6mm (L)
  • Weight
  • 680g
  • Footnotes
  • 1 With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

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