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Sony’s Next GM Lens Most Likely 16-35mm f/2.8 – According to DRTV (DigitalRev)

I just read a post by Ian Wong over at DigitalRev titled “Sony’s Next GM Lens Most Likely 16-35mm f/2.8“.

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.

Sony A7S with Sony 16-35mm f/4 @ ISO12800, 20sec, f/4

Sony A7S with Sony 16-35mm f/4 @ ISO12800, 20sec, f/4

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.

Sony A7R II with Sony 16-35mm f/4 @ f7.1, ISO100, 30sec (HDR Edit)

Sony A7R II with Sony 16-35mm f/4 @ f7.1, ISO100, 30sec (HDR Edit)

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.

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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

ing my Sony 16-35mm f/4 and add a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 FE to my arsenal for Astrophotography as I’m sure that would be a cheaper option overall.

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?

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