The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G and the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 122mm. The Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G with a length of 88mm is 34mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM also has a larger diameter of 89mm compared to Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G's 81mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G and Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G weighs 353g, which means it is 327g (48%) lighter than the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM which has a weight of 680g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G and Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.