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- E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 24-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Four Aspherical Elements
Positioned as the workhorse lens for APS-C, the Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G is a flexible wide-angle to portrait-length zoom featuring a bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. Covering a versatile range, this sleek lens is well-positioned for a wide variety of subjects, from landscapes to portraiture, and its portable size makes it a go-to lens for everyday shooting.
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Do you have a test unit of this lens in the ...
Do you have a test unit of this lens in the store?
Yes we have have Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens on display in the store for testing.
Date published: 2022-05-25
Is there a doubler for the E 15-55mm lens ...
Is there a doubler for the E 15-55mm lens consistent with the optical quality of that lens? Such a doubler would seem to provide a decent telephoto at a lower cost, making such a package attractive.
Hi Ken, as of this time there are no teleconverter that works with the E 16-55 f2.8 G lens.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Does the lens extend when zooming out from 16mm ...
Does the lens extend when zooming out from 16mm to 55mm?
Yes it does. This lens will extend and retract as it zooms in and out.
Date published: 2022-10-14
Is the minimum focus distance 1.08' / 33 cm the ...
Is the minimum focus distance 1.08' / 33 cm the same for 16mm and 55mm? Thanks.
Hi Nam, the MFD is only measured at the widest focal length of 16mm.
Date published: 2020-05-12
Amazing on low light, i am selling mine.
Date published: 2021-12-28
A large portion of Sony APSC lenses are not ...
A large portion of Sony APSC lenses are not Equipped with IBIS. Why make this lense without OSS?
Great question! Sony already makes a few OSS lenses that are or are close to 24-70mm. The difference is that they're full frame lenses. Those will work with your camera, so if OSS is a requirement for you then you can purchase one of those (B&H# SO24704, B&H# SO241054G, and B&H# SO28703556). Having said that, a concern some people have is that since the aforementioned options are full frame lenses they're larger than they need to be for APS-C cameras -- and also heavier. This fast APS-C lens is designed to be both relatively small and especially well balanced on any Sony APS-C camera. While we can't speak for Sony, I think it's fair to say that at this higher level of lens quality, however, and the associated higher price, it could be that Sony expects it to be used on a flagship APS-C camera. Until 2019, that was the a6500. At the time of this lens' release (late 2019), it's the a6600. Both of those cameras already feature in-body image stabilization and thus would not benefit from adding OSS to this lens. Moreover, doing so would increase the size, weight, and cost of the lens. That's why it makes sense for Sony not to add OSS. Having said all of that, when shooting photos at these focal distances and at f/2.8 with any Sony APS-C camera you are likely to be able to use a fast enough shutter speed that you won't need OSS anyway. Finally, for greatest stability, be sure to look through the viewfinder as you shoot so that there are three points of contact between you and the camera. Doing so maximizes stability.
Date published: 2022-05-16
What does SONY mean by saying the focus ring has ...
What does SONY mean by saying the focus ring has "linear focusing"? I can't figure that one out.
That means that the amount you turn the focus ring will be directly proportional to the degree of the focus pull. When that's not the case, turning the focus ring very slowly for, say, 20 degrees of twist can cause less of a change in focus than doing so quickly. When the focusing is linear it's possible to rely on markers that you might set when using a device called a follow focus. (That's a tool for making it more ergonomic to focus the lens and is especially popular among video shooters.)
Date published: 2022-03-28
Will this lens work on a Sony a7 riv?
Will this lens work on a Sony a7 riv?
While this will work with the Sony A7R IV is an APS-C lenses. It will not cover the A7R IV's full frame sensor. You will have to use the camera in an cropped sensor mode. We do not recommend this lens with the camera.
Date published: 2022-11-07