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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM review: specs and price

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Why is Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM better than the average?

  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    2.8fvs3.83f
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2.80 vsf/3.02
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.19mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.76f
  • Maximum angle of view
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    107°vs61.38°
  • Minimum focal length
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    16mmvs27.8mm
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.49f
  • Aperture blades
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    11vs7.31

Price comparison

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
2.weight
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Best

Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

680g

3.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
4.Lens hood is reversible
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The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
5.Includes lens hood
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It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
6.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

0.25mm

16mm

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
2.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

180°

107°

3.minimum angle of view
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At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

44°

4.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.19x

5.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

2.2x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

2.8f

2.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.40

f/2.80

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

40f

22f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

22f

5.aperture blades
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The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

11

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Focus

1.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
2.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
3.minimum focus distance
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This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

0.19m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

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