Wide-Angle Zoom Showdown: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM -vs- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Published: May 25, 2017

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Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM (List Price: $2,198) | Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM (List Price: $2,199)

Tale of the Tape: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM -vs- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Lens Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
List Price $2,198 $2,199
Focal Length: 16 – 35mm 16 – 35mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: f/22 f/22
Camera Mount Type: Sony E Canon EF
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame 35mm Full-Frame 35mm
Angle of View: 107° – 63° 108° – 63°
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.02″ (28 cm) 11.02″ (28 cm)
Elements/Groups: 16 / 13 16 / 11
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded 9 Rounded
Image Stabilization No No
Autofocus Yes Yes
Filter Thread 82mm (Front) 82mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.48 x 4.79″ 3.48 x 5.02″
Weight 24 oz (680 g) 27.87 oz (790 g)


Size & Weight for E-Mount Cameras:

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Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM ($2,198) | Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM ($2,199 + EF-E Smart Adapter)

Lens Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens + EF-E Smart Adapter
List Price $2,198 $2,199 + EF-E Smart Adapter
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.48 x 4.79″ 3.48 x 6.22″
Weight 24 oz (680 g) 33.17 oz (940 g)


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See Also: Super-Wide Zoom Showdown: Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G -vs- Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L Lenses

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6 thoughts on “Wide-Angle Zoom Showdown: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM -vs- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III”

  1. Pingback: Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G -vs- Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L Lens Showdown

  2. Hey Brian
    When is Sony going to come out with a middle range lens like the 24-105 canon L lens.? Really missing that in their line!

  3. I bought a brand new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III last year. Now, I am struggling as to whether I should trade it in for Sony FE 16-35 f/2.8 GM to obtain a little bit more of angel of view and to relieve my shoulders, or wait for Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G and see. Headache”¦

  4. Looking forward to your side-by-side comparison of the images shot with these lenses. I have shot with Canon lenses every since I started photography, but I recently switched to the Sony A7rII with a Metabones adaptor. I would like to upgrade my 16-35, but I am waiting to see image quality comparisons between the two lenses.

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