Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve shot with the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM E-mount lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions. All of these were shot on the Sony a7iii 24MP full-frame camera.
This collection of sample images from the 16-35mm goes along with a more detailed review of the lens that I’ll be posting separately. But, briefly, the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is an E-mount lens designed for Sony’s full-frame cameras. It has an aperture range of ƒ/2.8 to ƒ/22 (with apertures constant throughout the zoom range), an 11-blade circular diaphragm, three aspherical and two XA elements, and is ruggedized with dust- and moisture-resistant construction.
I’ve included a range of shots at different spots on the zoom range and at different apertures. I’ve also included a range of focusing distances, shots to show up any barrel distortion or chromatic aberration, and some that show general sharpness.
All of them were only lightly processed in Lightroom. Because the whole point is to see how the lens performs, I’ve deliberately done very little to them. And I haven’t done any extra correction for the usual lens issues like chromatic aberration, distortion, or lens vignetting. I also haven’t applied any extra sharpening beyond the Lightroom default (amount: 40; radius: 1.0; detail: 25). They were all shot in RAW, so they haven’t had any of the in-camera processing magic applied.
I should also note that some of these were deliberately shot at very high ISOs because I was also testing the a7iii’s low-light performance at the same time (you can see those tests here).
Sample Photos Taken with a Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
If you’d like a closer look at a high-resolution version, you can click on each image to open the full-size photo.
Where to Get It
The Sony 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 retails for around $2200, and you can find them at B&H Photo.