78points

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

82points

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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25 facts in comparison

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM vs Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

Why is Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM better than Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8?

  • 0.06m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.19mvs0.25m
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 8° wider maximum angle of view
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    107°vs99°
  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
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    16mmvs18mm
  • 17mm longer maximum focal length
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    35mmvs18mm
  • 0.09x Better magnification factor
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    0.19xvs0.1x
  • 23° narrower minimum angle of view
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    44°vs67°
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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Why is Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 better than Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM?

  • Can focus to infinity
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  • 350g lighter
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    330gvs680g

Price comparison

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

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$999.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoo...Sony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (SEL1635GM), Black
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$2,098.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mo...Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mount Lens - Bundle with 82mm Filter Kit, Lens Case, Cleaning Kit, Capleash II, Lens Cleaner, PC Software Package
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$2,098.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mo...Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mount Lens - Bundle with 82mm Filter Kit, FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus, Peak Lens Changing Kit Adapter, Lens Case, Software Package, and More
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$2,141.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony Alpha E-Mount FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM ...Sony Alpha E-Mount FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens with Backpack + NP-FW50 Battery & Charger + Tripod + UV/CPL/ND8 & Colored Filters Kit
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$2,598.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mo...Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mount Lens - Bundle with 82mm Filter Kit, Lens Case, Cleaning Kit, Capleash II, Lens Cleaner, Mac Software Package
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$2,098.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-angle Zoo...Sony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-angle Zoom Lens (SEL1635GM) (Renewed)
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$1,924.95
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony Alpha FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Wide-Angl...Sony Alpha FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with Software Suite and Accessory Bundle (4 Items)
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$2,098.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony (SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-...Sony (SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Full-Frame E-Mount Cameras w/Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC 128GB UHS-1 Memory Card
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$2,098.00
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM AmazonSony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
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$2,999.00

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

ProductStorePrice
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 AmazonZeiss Batis 2.8/18 Wide-Angle Lens for E...Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 Wide-Angle Lens for E-Mount, Black
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$1,499.00
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 AmazonZeiss 18mm F2.8 Batis Lens for Sony FE
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$1,499.00

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a metal mount
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
3.weight

680g

330g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.Lens hood is reversible
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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.
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.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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.
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).
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.
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).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

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.
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.
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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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.
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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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.
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.
5.Has full-time manual focus
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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.

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