How does the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II compare with the original Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens? The new lens is smaller and lighter and it features improved optical quality. The redesigned focusing system provides faster focusing performance, improved close-up shooting and enhanced control.
|Lens||Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II||Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.5 x 4.4″ / 87.8 x 111.5 mm||3.5 x 4.8″ / 88.5 x 121.6 mm|
|Weight||1.2 lb / 547 g||1.5 lb / 680 g|
|Filter Size||82mm (Front)||82mm (Front)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||8.7″ / 22.1 cm||11″ / 28 cm|
|Optical Design||15 Elements in 12 Groups||16 Elements in 13 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||11, Rounded||11, Rounded|
|Auto Focus Type||XD Linear Focus||Linear Stepping Motor|
*Price of the original Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens is expected to drop by at least $200 in the near future.
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