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Hands On Review Roundup: See What Reviewers Are Saying About The Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G Lens

The new Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G features a compact and lightweight design with exceptional autofocus performance for photographers and videographers in a wide variety of shooting scenarios. First impressions of the new lens are rolling out online and reviewers are talking about its portability and professional quality. See more of their thoughts in our review roundup below. Learn more about the Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G HERE.

First impressions of the new Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G lens are rolling out and reviewers are talking about its portability and professional quality.


“This lens is fantastic. I don’t have anything bad to say about it.” – Faruk Korkmaz

Taylor Jackson

“The Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G is easy to bring with you anywhere. It is professional quality and I would be happy to use it at any job. It’s also very similar to the Sony 24-50mm f/2.8 G that came out in February. In fact these lenses were kind of built to complement each other. They feature the filter diameter of 67 and they’re both f/2.8 apertures as well. They are incredibly powerful lenses for the size and weight.” – Taylor Jackson

Arthur R

"If you're looking for the ultimate budget compact lightweight vlogging lens for your full frame Sony camera, this is probably going to be pretty hard to beat." – Arthur R

"I'll summarize it this way, this is a near perfect lens and a good value as well especially when compared to that $2300 G Master II. If you want to stick with Sony lenses and you are looking for an ultra wide zoom for recording yourself, trips, landscapes and perhaps a little bit of real estate, this is it, you don't really need to look further." – Arthur R

Tony & Chelsea Northrup

"I'm pretty blown away by the quality of this lens. Sony's G lenses are essentially professional-grade sharpness and contrast and chromatic abberation. Like the optical quality is perfect and it really exceeds everything I've seen from Sigma and Tamron." – Tony Northrup

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

“The 16-25mm f/2.8 G lens from Sony is a welcome surprise. It packs high-quality performance and portability all in its tiny body and produces images that are razor sharp at any focal length. While the odd focal range will no doubt make it subject to comparison, looking at it in its own light, it's an impressive wide-angle zoom. If you’re a photographer or content creator specializing in landscapes or travel content, and especially if you already own the FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G, I think this lens is worth checking out.” – Sam Spellman


“I do really love the versatility of a lens like this where we’ve got that 16mm super wide, which is perfect for your sweeping landscapes, architecture, property, shooting an entire giraffe, etc. And then at the other end of the scale we’ve got that 25mm which is perfect for capturing the everyday and travel. And pairing that with that constant f/2.8 aperture, not only does that give you a lot of creative freedom, but it’s also perfect for adding that storytelling element to your images or video.” – Lizzie

Gerald Undone

"Overall this is a terrific lens with very few shortcomings, and it's especially impressive when you consider how small and compact it is."


“This is an excellent lens if you want to get those wide shots. And at the same time you can still zoom in and still take great portraits at 25mm, but in my opinion it’s at 16mm that this lens really shines.” – Sal D’Alia

Learn more about the Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G HERE.

Manny Ortiz

“This might be the lens to live on my ZV-E1 over my 20mm because at times I feel limited with my 20, sometimes I wish it was a little wider. And this lens kind of gives me that. You know, a small package like this, it’s a winner. This is a winner.” – Manny Ortiz

London Camera Exchange

“The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 G series lens is an exceptional lens that offers superior performance and portability. It’s perfect for a wide range of photographic and video scenarios, whether you’re capturing everyday moments or embarking on your next creative project.” 

Matt WhoIsMatt Johnson

“I think this is a really compelling lens, especially if you are a wedding filmmaker or you film corporate or commercial work, and you’re looking for something lightweight and wide angle that you can throw on a gimbal and still get good low light performance.” – Matt Johnson


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