The worlds smallest, lightest* high-performance wide-angle zoom for stills and movies brings out the best in evolved camera bodies
The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II renders consistently clean and clear images from corner to corner throughout the entire 16mm to 35mm zoom range. It is perfectly suited to photographing dynamic architecture, landscapes, portraiture along with the myriad of photographic genres that demand excellent resolution and image quality
Improved video performance
The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II has new advanced features that will assist movie shooters and video creatives.
Reduced focus breathing for maximum benefits to users of earlier Alpha bodies
Reduced Focus and Axial shift when zooming during video recording.
Centralised weight distribution at different focal lengths, removing the need to re-balance the gimbal when there is a change in focal length
Excellent close-up performance
Superior optical design and the latest floating focus mechanism enable close-up shooting as close as 22 centimeters with a magnification factor of 0.32x across the entire zoom range, delivering images with beautifully smooth bokeh.
Speed advantage achieved by XD Linear Motors
Quad (4) XD Linear Motors delivers fast, precise AF that enables high-speed continuous shooting at up to 30fps
Accurate and smooth autofocus for slow motion 4K/8K video capture
The SEL1635GM2 delivers up to twice the AF speed over the SEL1635GM
The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II has been designed for improved dust and moisture resistance compared to the previous model. All seams feature structural sealing, buttons and switches are fitted with silicone rubber gaskets and a rubber ring seals the lens mount.
The front lens element has a fluorine coat that repels water, oil and other contaminants
The worlds smallest and lightest full frame 16-35mm F2.8 zoom lens*
The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II is 111.5mm which makes it 10.1mm shorter and 133 grams lighter than its predecessor.
* as of August 2023