Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II Review

August 29, 2023 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 16mm

For this test, the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II lens was attached to a Sony Alpha A7C R body, which was in turn mounted to a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variance across the crops are due to change in natural light during the session.

The full frame

The full frame at 16mm

Centre sharpness remains high through from f/2.8 to f/16, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

The edges are almost as sharp as the centre, with f/4-f/16 producing the sharpest results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f4.jpg f4.jpg
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f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
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f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f16.jpg f16.jpg