I recently broke my Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and had to repair it myself. Here is how to fix a Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM – or simply how to open the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM. 

Before you start: you will need those tools:

Here is the video of what happened. (don't forget to subscribe if you're new – I publish awesome photography videos from around the world). Read below for the step by step photos to repair you Sony 16-35mm f/2.8.

Start from the top of the lens – Remove the screw

Lift the flange and don't forget to take a photo to see how the “weights” are positioned

Disconnect the flat cables

More screws

Insert thin and non sharp plastic part under the rubber to remove it

Remove the tape to find the screws under

I found my spare part on this website: encompas Sony 1635 GM
This drawing, although not the right lens can give you an idea of the lens parts names. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/sal1650/0996/0500140.html

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