World's smallest and lightest1 portable wide-angle zoom

The FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM II delivers dynamic wide-angle perspectives with exceptional resolution and bokeh while maximising the speed and performance of advanced camera bodies. Unequalled AF performance provides significant advantages for stills and movies in a versatile lens that is also the smallest and lightest1 of its kind.

Video Shot on Sony FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM II Lens

Witnessing a breakthrough for outstanding movie imagery

The newly launched FE 16-35 mm F2.8 GM II is a breakthrough in photography that astonishingly catches the inner beauty of movements, objects, and space, and Sony Artisan Amar Ramesh can't get enough of it! The lens has some fantastic features, such as outstanding focus tracking and an innovative aperture ring that allows Amar seamless control when shooting movies or stills. The lens's enhanced image quality with corner-to-corner sharpness for a truly exceptional movie shooting experience promptly makes it his go-to gear. The result looks stunning and is undeniably a visual feast.

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Extraordinary resolution and bokeh

Smooth, beautiful bokeh that can add depth to this remarkable lens's outstanding resolution is made possible by a large F2.8 maximum aperture, innovative optical design and an advanced 11-blade aperture unit. Gorgeous circular bokeh can add extra appeal and expressive impact to a wide range of images.

Revealing close-up performance

The FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM II offers outstanding close-up performance with a minimum focusing distance of 0.22 meters (0.73 ft) throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification of 0.32x. This makes it possible to get close for dynamic perspectives while deep bokeh adds extra expressive capability.

Perfectly balanced for movies

In addition to being lightweight, the FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM II has been designed for ideal balance with minimal extension when zooming. A centre of gravity that changes very little contributes to agile, stable manoeuvrability when shooting handheld, and eliminates the need for readjustment after changing the zoom setting when using a gimbal.

Designed for refined movie imagery

The latest lens technology reduces focus breathing, focus shift and axis shift when zooming. Image movement and angle of view variations are minimized for smooth movie imagery without distractions. XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors and an advanced aperture unit also reduce noise and vibration that can interfere with movie recording.

Smooth, quiet AF for movies

Focus is especially critical when shooting slow motion or 4K/8K movies. The FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM II works with α-series bodies to reliably acquire focus and track even fast-moving subjects thanks to four XD Linear Motors and advanced control technology that achieve extraordinarily smooth, quiet, precise AF performance for movie shooting.

Small, light and versatile

Although the FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM II is the world's smallest, lightest F2.8 16–35 mm zoom4, it delivers superb image quality with XA elements and Super ED glass in an advanced optical design. Lightweight XD Linear Motors further contribute to a low weight of just 547 grams (19.3 oz); 20% lighter than the FE 16–35 mm F2.8 GM. Overall length is just 111.5 mm (4.39).

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