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Sony 16-35mm f2.8 GM FE Lens (SEL1635GM)


  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C & Full Frame E-Mount
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • ZOOM
  • Wide ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 82mm

Product code: 16351 (4548736038448)

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Sony 16-35mm f2.8 GM FE Lens (SEL1635GM)

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Product Details

Key Specifications:

  • 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 Coating and Fluorine Coating
  • Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF Motors
  • Focus Hold Button; AF/MF Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Fast, high-resolution F2.8 16-35mm zoom

The first wide-angle G Master zoom lens offers performance that will take full advantage of the high-resolution potential of the latest and future camera bodies. The most advanced Sony optical and mechanical technologies come together to deliver extraordinary rendering and clarity.

High corner-to-corner resolution

The 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.

Clarity and contrast in any light

Sony’s original Nano AR Coating suppresses spurious reflections that can cause flare and ghosting in backlit and other challenging lighting situations, for consistently high contrast and clarity. Freedom from flare over a wide range of incident light angles provides greater framing and composing flexibility, particularly at wide-angle focal lengths.

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. The 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.

Fast, precise autofocus

Two DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) systems employing original Sony piezoelectric motors directly drive two focus groups in a floating focus configuration. The focus groups are positioned with high precision for the highest possible focus accuracy. DDSSM is quiet too, making it ideal for shooting movies as well as stills.

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.

Smooth, versatile operation

A focus hold button, manual focus ring, AF/MF switch, and other controls provide versatile fingertip operation. The focus hold button can be customized via a body menu that allows a variety of functions to be assigned to the button to match the user’s needs.

Fluorine coated front element

The lens’s front element features a fluorine coating that helps to prevent dirt and fingerprints from sticking, and make it easier to wipe dirt and fingerprints away if they do become attached to the lens surface.

Product Reviews

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Photography BLOG

The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is an excellent, if rather pricey, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the Sony A9/A7/A7R II/A7S full-frame compact camera system. It delivers outstanding sharpness in the centre of the frame throughout the full aperture and zoom range, and also performs excellently at the...


Although it is usable on Sony’s cropped-sensor cameras, the physical size and weight of the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens make it better suited to the company’s α7 and α9 camera bodies, where its wide-angle capabilities can be fully utilised.

Camera Labs

Sony's FE 16-35mm f2.8 G Master is a wide zoom for e-mount mirrorless cameras, and corrected for use on full-frame bodies. It offers good to very good optical quality and a useful 2.2x range which at 35mm almost reaches "normal" focal length for general use.

The Digital Picture

The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens fills a critical position in serious and professional photography kits based on the Sony E-mount cameras. The build quality seems solid and the weather-sealed box is checked. The ultra-wide through moderately wide focal lengths are among the most-useful available.

Camera Decision

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is an Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony E mount cameras. Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is a member of Sony's GM series of lenses.


The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is certainly a good lens but it has a couple of flaws as well. The lens has been optimized for the lower part of the focal length range - which is certainly most important for most buyers anyway.


Another lens in the premium G Master range, suitable for all full frame FE mount and APS-C E mount Sony cameras, this new 16-35mm f/2.8 could be ideal for those looking for a wider standard zoom.

Camera Jabber

I was lucky enough to spend some time shooting with the brand new Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master Lens during a short trip to Italy. I used the lens with Sony’s newest full-frame mirrorless Alpha, the Sony A9.

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I bought this lens to replace 3 wide prime lenses I had and to make life a bit easier when out taking landscape shots. I don't regret the decision as this is an outstanding and very versatile lens, from landscapes to macro to wide portraits, it can do it all.

Wex Photo Video

I used this lens on a trip to Amsterdam. It has a lovely feel to it and the build quality is great. I found it to be a really comfortable lens to hold and travel around with. Super sharp and lovely for landscape.


It's not the newest of Sony's GM lenses but it stands the test of time due to its superb optical and build quality. Couldn't be happier with this purchase – it's a flexible and high quality addition to your kit bag for producing razor sharp images close to a prime in quality.

Castle Cameras

Thought about buying this lens for some time. Now I have and realised I should have bought earlier. Use considerably more now than my 24-70. Great lens. Pricy yes but good glass is.

Wilkinson Cameras

Just stunning capture with this lens when paired with the A7Siii. Love it!


This lens is well-nigh perfect. It is wide enough at the wide end without producing extreme distortion. It has beautiful rendition of colour and is beautifully sharp to the edges of the frame. It is relatively light also, making it a practical walkabout lens.


Really happy with the results that this wide angle lens has provided... excellent picture quality is maintained at high levels of cropping. It's a small feature but the lens hood clicks into place so is harder to fall off like other lenses.


The lens itself is a work of art. Very nicely put together and works amazingly with the A7Siii body.


This is an excellent example of the popular 16-35mm range lens that most manufacturers produce. The Sony example is super sharp, fast, and simple to use. Solid, no movement, a seamless extension to the body. Love this lens.


This is an excellent example of the popular 16-35mm range lens that most manufacturers produce. The Sony example is super sharp, fast, and simple to use. Solid, no movement, a seamless extension to the body. Love this lens.

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