Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM review - Samples
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The following images were taken with the Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens mounted on a 42MP Sony A7R II body unless otherwise noted. I shot many of the scenes at both ends of the 16-35mm zoom-range to make it easier to judge the angle of view of Sony’s zoom lens. Access is through the link beneath the images. Most images were shot wide open and I think the Sony’s performance at f2.8 can satisfy even the discerning eye.

The images in the first batch are RAW files developed in Lightroom 8/CRAW 11 to Adobe Color profile, built-in lens profile (without distortion compensation), CA-removal=ON, Noise Reduction=OFF, sharpening=50/0.5/36/10. I only did the occasional exposure compensation in post-processing. The second batch are large fine JPGs straight out of camera. The individual exposure details are available for each image. All of the images are available to download in their original formats for analysis at Flickr. These files are for personal evaluation only and cannot be used in another publication or website without permission. Want more samples? Check out all of my high resolution Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM sample images.

 

 

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1/800, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

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1/640, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04866

1/30, 35mm, f2.8, 400 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 19mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04851

1/1000, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 16mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04841

1/800, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 16mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_04869

1/40, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 35mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04907

1/640, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 16mm, f2.8 version

 

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1/30, 16mm, f2.8, 200 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 35mm, f2.8 version

 

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1/30, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

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1/500, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 35mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04895

1/2500, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 16mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_04898

1/200, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 35mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04861

1/30, 35mm, f2.8, 800 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04900

1/1000, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 16mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04864

1/30, 35mm, f2.8, 640 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_04854

1/100, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 35mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_04486

1/2000, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, also available as large original at f2.8, f4.0, f5.6, f8.0

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_22f2-8_04491

1/2000, 22mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, also available as large original at f2.8, f4.0, f5.6, f8.0

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_28f2-8_04495

1/2500, 28mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, also available as large original at f2.8, f4.0, f5.6, f8.0

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04499

1/2500, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, also available as large original at f2.8, f4.0, f5.6, f8.0

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04504

1/100, 16mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, also available as large original at f2.8, f4.0, f5.6, f8.0

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_35f2-8_04512

1/1250, 35mm, f2.8, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original or here for 16mm, f2.8 version

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f8_a126168162_o

1/8000, 16mm, f8.0, 2000 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f8_757dc3caba_o

1/8000, 16mm, f8.0, 2000 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f8_766dc3a41e_o

1/2000, 16mm, f8.0, 400 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_dde151e3c8_o

1/8000, 16mm, f2.8, 320 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_26fb0ca2cd_o

1/8000, 16mm, f2.8, 320 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_4d43abc4fa_o

1/8000, 16mm, f2.8, 320 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f2-8_82c74d91c3_o

1/8000, 16mm, f2.8, 320 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM on a Sony A9; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f11_831ab158ac_o

1/60, 16mm, f11, 125 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f22_9be42f0fb4_o

1/60, 16mm, f22, 250 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

Sony16-35f2-8GM_16f11_4d1c2d7941_o

1/100, 16mm, f11, 100 ISO, Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM; click image for 4k version, here for large original

 

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Distortions of Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM at 16mm, Distortion Compensation Off/Auto

 

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Distortions of Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM at 20mm, Distortion Compensation Off/Auto

 

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Distortions of Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM at 24mm, Distortion Compensation Off/Auto

 

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Distortions of Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM at 28mm, Distortion Compensation Off/Auto

 

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Distortions of Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM at 35mm, Distortion Compensation Off/Auto

 

 

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