Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is the Sharpest Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Ever!

16-35mm F2.8 zooms

This will come as no surprise to anyone’s who’s used it, Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens smokes it’s Canon & Nikon competition as DxO’s highest-rated wide-angle zoom lens!

“Sony’s Overall score of 42 puts it 6 points ahead of its nearest competitor, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, while its Sharpness score of 34 is a remarkable 10 points ahead”
– DxO


1ST PLACE

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens ($2198 at B&H Photo | Amazon)
DxO Mark Score: 42 | DxO Sharpness: 34

2ND PLACE

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens ($2199 at B&H Photo | Amazon)
DxO Mark Score: 34 | DxO Sharpness: 24

3RD PLACE

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens ($1897 at B&H Photo | Amazon)
DxO Mark Score: 31 | DxO Sharpness: 24

4TH PLACE

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens ($1599 at B&H Photo | Amazon)
DxO Mark Score: 26 | DxO Sharpness: 18

5TH PLACE

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens (Discontinued)
DxO Mark Score: 24 | DxO Sharpness: 17

6TH PLACE

Nikon AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens ($1952 at B&H Photo | Amazon)
DxO Mark Score: 23 | DxO Sharpness: 14

Testing Notes:

 
Every lens was tested with the highest resolution native camera body
• Sony lenses were tested on the 42mp Sony a7RII
• Canon lenses were tested on the 50mp Canon 5DS R
• Nikon lenses were tested on the 36mp Nikon D800E

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