Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM E-mount lens review by jeffreybehr

reviewer#45757 date: Sep-15-2021
sharpness: 3
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Zony 16-35/4
Zony A-mount 16-35/2.8
Batis 18
Batis 25
Canon TS-E 24/2.8 II
price paid:US$2000
positive:Low weight, uses screw-on filters
negative:Big, expensive, dreadful-for-the-price resolution at the edges.
comment:VERY disappointed is this lens.. Wanted Sony's best for my a7R4A and got something else.. Defective? I certainly don't know.

The flare rating is a guess, but all fields MUST be completed!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.60 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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