Sony’s Next GM Lens Most Likely 16-35mm f/2.8 – According to DRTV (DigitalRev)
He does discuss it as being a rumour and how it would be a natural progression considering how some professionals MUST have the f/2.8.
I personally would like an f/2.8 Ultra-Wide Angle lens, however I do hope Sony push the boundaries a bit more and go wider than 16mm.
I currently own the Sony 16-35mm f/4 FE and only really feel it’s shortcomings of the aperture when it comes to Astrophotography.
Dropping the aperture to f/4 would allow me to lower the ISO to ISO6400, likewise if I were able to go wider, I could have slowed the shutter a little longer also without getting stars streaking.
This would be the only reason for me to upgrade this lens in all honesty, otherwise I am completely satisfied with my Sony 16-35mm f/4 FE. It’s not the sharpest Ultra-Wide I have used, as I do feel my Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 is sharper, but the Sony 16-35mm f/4 FE is still sharp and does the job.
The Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 A-Mount is a whopping £2,349.35 on Amazon.
Since the rumoured Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 FE is supposed to be a G Master, I do hope they can produce a wider angle lens and I do hope it’s sharp wide open. Otherwise if it is just a Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, I may just carry on us
Sony has been innovating a lot with its recent releases, I do hope they push the boundaries again rather than just release something 1stop faster to match its competition…
What would you like to see Sony do?