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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Lens Care Kit

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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Lens Care Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
Complementing the lens itself, the Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Lens Care Kit from B&H bundles the fast standard zoom with a lens cleaning kit.
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E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Lens Care Kit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
  • 3Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVATS UV Filter
  • 4Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
By B&H Photo's
Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
Compact and Fast Zoom for APS-C
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.
G Lens Series
  • Four aspherical elements, including two AA (Advanced Aspherical) elements, help to greatly reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to accurately render scenes with a high degree of sharpness.
  • Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
  • A Nano AR Coating has been applied to minimize surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Wide-to-portrait-length 16-55mm zoom is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 24-82.5mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture enables greater control over depth of field and also suits working in difficult lighting conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Handling
  • XD Linear Motor system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance that suits both photo and video applications.
  • Linear Response manual focus control offers more natural handling and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
  • Customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Compact and Durable Design
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Fluorine-coated front element resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints and is easy to clean.
  • Portable design measures 4" long and weighs just over 1 lb, making it an ideal companion for the smaller size of APS-C camera bodies.
Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 67mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593503
Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, bulb air blower, paint brush, lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, microfiber cleaning cloth, and see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
83° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.08' / 33 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.87 x 3.94" / 73 x 100 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.3" / 133.8 mm
1.09 lb / 494 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.69 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 4.5 x 4.3"

Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
67 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
67 mm
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Side, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.75 x 3.7 x 0.8"

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

4.1 x 1.2" / 10.4 x 3 cm (Cleaning Fluid Bottle)
4.1 x 0.7" / 10.4 x 1.8 cm (Lipstick Brush)
6 x 4" / 15.2 x 10.2 cm (Lens Tissue (Pack))
5.7 x 0.6" / 14.6 x 1.5 cm (Paint Brush)
5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm (Bulb Air Blower)
1 x 0.2 x 0.2' / 30 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm
5 oz / 143 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 2.4 x 2.4"

E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Lens Care Kit Reviews

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Will this lens work with dony a 7riv & Sony a9ii?

Will this lens work with dony a 7riv & Sony a9ii?
Asked by: Benita
This lens is meant for crop sensor cameras. So while this lens will fit and work on the Sony A7RIV and the Sony A9ii. You be set to crop mode. Which in effect you'll lose resolution for your stills. So I would not recommend this for lens any of Sony's Full frame cameras.
Answered by: Davidb
Date published: 2023-07-02

I have the a6600 with the 16-70 Zeiss. Expensive ...

I have the a6600 with the 16-70 Zeiss. Expensive upgrade, is it worth it for an recreational everyday carry lens?
Asked by: Larry
While both the E 16-55mm and the E 16-70mm Zeiss are excellent lenses, the E 16-55mm is worth the upgrade in terms of the optics and the extra stop for low light shooting/shallower depth of field.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-07-20

How much does the lens extend when zoomed to 55mm ...

How much does the lens extend when zoomed to 55mm focal length? Thanks in advance
Asked by: Roald
I am just trying to figure out how much does the barrel extend in inches or cm when you zoom the lens to 55mm focal length? So originally it is 100mm long does it become 135mm long or 150mm or something something inbetween?
Answered by: Roald
Date published: 2023-03-15

Is this lens well suited to be a primary ...

Is this lens well suited to be a primary videography lens on the A6600 with stills as a secondary function, or is it better suited to stills because of the slight focus breathing?
Asked by: Derek
This lens would be good for photo and video.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2023-03-15

Will FX30's zoom rocker control the optical zoom ...

Will FX30's zoom rocker control the optical zoom for this lens?
Asked by: Juanlan
No, the Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens is not a power zoom, and so zoom cannot be controlled from a camera body. The zoom rocker on the Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera would not control the zoom of this lens.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-02-10

Do you have a test unit of this lens in the ...

Do you have a test unit of this lens in the store?
Asked by: Michael
Yes we have have Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens on display in the store for testing.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-03-15

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.
Asked by: Ken
Hi Ken, as of this time there are no teleconverter that works with the E 16-55 f2.8 G lens.
Answered by: SonyListens
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?
Asked by: Kelvin
Yes it does. This lens will extend and retract as it zooms in and out.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2022-10-14
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