Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM II Lens
A high-quality full-frame lens for mirrorless Sony cameras, including the A7, A7 II, A7rIII and A9. Excellent choice for underwater photos, video and works exceptionally well with the Zen 230mm dome port for over-under shots. Click here to read which other Sony FE lenses are recommende for underwater photography.
Blending the excellence of G Master performance with an incredibly compact and lightweight form factor, Sony completes its trio of f/2.8 G Master zoom lenses by introducing the cutting-edge Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens. This new addition is tailor-made for both videographers and photographers, delivering an expansive wide-angle experience while incorporating a range of enhancements in optics, autofocus, and overall usability.
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM II Lens Features:
- Full Name: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II
- Focal Length: 16-35mm (2.2x zoom)
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Filter Thread Size: 82mm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.32x
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.22 meters (0.72 feet)
- Image Stabilization: No
- Focus Motor: Linear focus motor
- Internal Focusing: Yes
- Internal Zooming: No
- Rings: Zoom, focus, and aperture (switchable between clicked and de-clicked)
- Switches: AF-MF switch, aperture de-clicking switch, aperture locking switch
- Dimensions (Length x Diameter): 112 x 88 mm (4.4 x 3.5 inches)
- Weight: 547 g (1.21 lbs)
Crafted for a prime-beating performance, the optics of this zoom lens have undergone a meticulous overhaul, resulting in a remarkable enhancement of resolution, lucidity, and bokeh finesse. With a brilliant f/2.8 constant aperture, photographers can now seize moments even in challenging low-light scenarios, all while achieving an exquisitely shallow depth of field.
Employing an array of optical wizardry, including one Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and two ED elements, chromatic aberrations and color fringing are seamlessly subdued, paving the way for unparalleled clarity and color authenticity.
The inclusion of five aspherical elements, notably incorporating three exceptionally curved ones (XA), works harmoniously to curtail spherical aberrations and distortion, while simultaneously mitigating the occurrence of distracting 'onion ring' bokeh effects.
Experience photography like never before with our cutting-edge redesigned focusing system, offering a range of unparalleled benefits that will elevate your skills to new heights. Discover faster focusing performance, precision-driven close-up shooting, and advanced control that transforms your creative vision into reality.
At the heart of this innovation are four XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors, a significant upgrade over the previous DDSSM system. These motors revolutionize focusing, presenting an array of advantages including remarkable speed, near-silent operation, and unprecedented accuracy in both photography and videography applications.
With this groundbreaking advancement, you can now achieve superior autofocus capabilities even when capturing high-speed action. Seamlessly support shooting speeds of up to 30 frames per second, all while maintaining flawless autofocusing, even when shooting at narrower apertures. The ability to effortlessly track subjects while adjusting the zoom position further enhances your creative freedom.
One of the cornerstones of our design is the incorporation of a floating focusing mechanism. This engineering marvel ensures consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range. Given the remarkable capabilities of this lens in close-up scenarios—an astonishing minimum focusing distance of 8.6" and an impressive maximum magnification of 0.32x across all zoom settings—this mechanism becomes indispensable.
Further bolstering the performance is the internal focusing design, meticulously crafted to deliver swift and responsive focusing. This design also maintains the lens's center of gravity during extension and retraction, allowing for enhanced stability and handling.
Improved Control & Video Options
In the realm of camera evolution catering to diverse needs of photographers and videographers alike, this lens undergoes a transformative update with a dedicated focus on the requirements of video enthusiasts. Notably, meticulous attention has been given to curbing focus breathing, focus shift, and axial shift during zoom, effectively averting any unintended jitters or shifts in the field of view. This augmentation significantly enhances the precision of compositions throughout filming sessions.
Moreover, seamless integration with the Breathing Compensation functionality, available in handpicked cine-line and Alpha camera models, ensures unwavering support. The introduction of Linear Response MF further enriches the manual focus control experience, endowing it with an organic and instinctive feel.
For those valuing subtlety in their operations, the manual aperture ring boasts a declicking feature to ensure silent operation. The zoom action's fluidity can also be tailored to personal preferences by adjusting the torque settings.