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DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom
DxOmark says the new Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is a the highest-rated wide-angle zoom ever tested.

"The new Sony FE 16-35mm lens reaches new scoring heights in the category of wide-angle zoom lenses, as well as a category record score for Sharpness both when compared to other E-mount lenses and to what is possible with high-end lenses for other mounts. When shot on the Sony A7R II body, it scores 42 Overall, with a Sharpness score of 34. Obviously some of the strength of its results is due to the quality of the Sony A7R II body we used for testing, but it requires a top-of-the-line lens to bring the best out of a top-notch camera body."

Read entire review at DxOmark.com

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FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Main features:
  1. Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  2. Three Aspherical and Two XA Elements
  3. Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  4. Two Direct Drive SSM AF Groups
  5. Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  6. Angle of View: 107 - 63
  7. Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
  8. Magnification: 0.62x
  9. Elements/Groups: 16 / 13
  10. Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  11. Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  12. Filter Thread: 82 mm
  13. Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 3.48 x 4.79" (88.5 x 121.6 mm)
  14. Weight: 1.50 lb (680 g)






Canon 16-35/2.8L III on 5DSR vs Sony 16-35/2.8 GM on A7RII




Oct 13, 2017 at 03:45 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom


Looks like they managed to snag a good copy for testing.

I'd pay a big premium ($3000) to purchase their test copy or another known excellent copy. See my long-lived and unloved WTB post. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1507642



Oct 13, 2017 at 03:49 PM
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Damn that is pretty impressive stuff right there...


Oct 13, 2017 at 03:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom


LensRentals' optical bench differ on the results. Perhaps the 16-35GM performs better at closer distances?

















Oct 13, 2017 at 03:54 PM
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OMG the wars are about to begin. Im taking vacation.


Oct 13, 2017 at 04:12 PM
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The big question is... how many copies do you have to try to get a good one?

A good marketing campaign by Sony might be "buy five, get one sharp"



Oct 13, 2017 at 04:29 PM
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molson wrote:
The big question is... how many copies do you have to try to get a good one?

A good marketing campaign by Sony might be "buy five, get one sharp"


100% true. I would like this post 10 times if it were possible.



Oct 13, 2017 at 04:32 PM
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Quitter, I'm getting popcorn out and am going to watch this show from the sidelines! *hides under desk*
GMPhotography wrote:
OMG the wars are about to begin. Im taking vacation.




Oct 13, 2017 at 04:32 PM
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Have been convincing myself to get the 12-24...and this...


Oct 13, 2017 at 04:34 PM
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Have been convincing myself to get the 12-24...and this...


Oct 13, 2017 at 04:34 PM
 

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Blakehfreeman wrote:
Quitter, I'm getting popcorn out and am going to watch this show from the sidelines! *hides under desk*



Ill send the butter over. Lol



Oct 13, 2017 at 04:36 PM
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molson wrote:
The big question is... how many copies do you have to try to get a good one?

A good marketing campaign by Sony might be "buy five, get one sharp"


It is a easy to tell a bad/good lens from milc platform but not always from a dslr. This is why we see many oof threads in canikon forums



Oct 13, 2017 at 04:42 PM
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mttran wrote:
It is a easy to tell a bad/good lens from milc platform but not always from a dslr. This is why we see many oof threads in canikon forums


That's fine if you live in NYC and can walk into B&H and sample all of their copies until you find a good one.

Where I live, I have to order any gear I want, and it takes a week or two to get to me (plus the same amount of time - and cost - shipping back a return). It takes a long time and a lot of money to separate the rare good Sony lenses from the bad ones, which is one of the main reasons I gave up on Sony.



Oct 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom


^^^ but how we fix the unpredictable flapping mirror(s) that causes most oof in dslr regardless good or bad lenses.


Oct 13, 2017 at 05:09 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom


Pretty insane results, my copy is so good though. I didn't think it would beat the Canon by that much


Oct 13, 2017 at 05:12 PM
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Blakehfreeman wrote:
Quitter, I'm getting popcorn out and am going to watch this show from the sidelines! *hides under desk*



Popcorn + Netflix is much more fun.



Oct 13, 2017 at 05:35 PM
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Out of the lab, realtime MTF is often better with higher precision system platform that defined by MILC not DSLR.


Oct 13, 2017 at 05:39 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom


Doesn't surprise me one bit. This is the best WA zoom lens I have ever used. I'm also gonna buy a lottery ticket today as my copy is bang on perfect.


Oct 13, 2017 at 05:55 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · DxOmark: FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, Highest-rated wide-angle zoom


Gary Clennan wrote:
Doesn't surprise me one bit. This is the best WA zoom lens I have ever used. I'm also gonna buy a lottery ticket today as my copy is bang on perfect.


If you copy is indeed perfect, it's already worth $3,000!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1512663/0#14214721



Oct 13, 2017 at 05:57 PM
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mttran wrote:
^^^ but how we fix the unpredictable flapping mirror(s) that causes most oof in dslr regardless good or bad lenses.


Your comments get weirder every time.

My DSLRs deliver. My A9, too. I recommend workshops showing you how to get sharp images with DSLRS. Not that difficult.

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