Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver)

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver)

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Compact Pancake Design
  • Internal Focus
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Optional Ultra-Wide & Fisheye Converters
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Sony 16mm f/2.8 overview

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Lightweight and exceptionally compact, the silver E 16mm f/2.8 Lens from Sony is a suitable travel companion. Providing a 24mm equivalent focal length when mounted to your APS-C-format E-mount camera, this lens will allow photographers to capture wide landscapes and work in tight spaces with ease. It offers a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 for operating in low-light conditions and it incorporates one aspherical element to combat various aberrations that may occur. Also, it has a fast and silent motor for autofocus in stills and video modes and features an internal focus design that ensures maximum performance. A seven-blade circular diaphragm is implemented as well for smooth bokeh. Additionally, it can accept optional ultra-wide and fisheye converters for getting 18mm and 15mm equivalent perspectives.

With its pancake design, the lens only extends 0.9" from the mount, resulting in a compact and lightweight camera system.
Designed for use on APS-C format cameras, this 16mm lens will provide a wide-angle perspective with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm.
The fast f/2.8 maximum aperture permits operation in less-than-ideal lighting situations and allows photographers to capture images with shallow depth of field.
One aspherical element is incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
The lens uses an internal focusing design that contributes to faster autofocus performance as well as a minimum focus distance of 9.4".
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
This lens is compatible with optical wide-angle and fisheye conversion lenses, which, when used, will convert this lens into an 18mm or 15mm lens, respectively.
UPC: 027242785540
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Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver)
  • ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap rffszdwsxauureaastfdu
  • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony 16mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 16mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 83°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" / 24 cm
    Magnification 0.078x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:12.82
    Optical Design 5 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.44 x 0.89" / 62 x 22.5 mm
    Weight 2.36 oz / 67 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.0"

    Sony 16mm f/2.8 reviews

    E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 113.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens, awesome delivery time! I love the wide angel for weddings and I have a feeling from this experience I will absolutely love it for real estate! It seems to be very sharp. I have only used it a couple of times so still getting used to it, but I bought it because of the reviews I read about it being sharp and a great length. I did notice a tiny bit of distortion when I got really close to my subjects as opposed to being a good distance. It tends to be soft on the edges at mid range apertures and a large group...but I guess that is to be expected. Be is tiny...that is why they call it the pancake. lol Overall, I am happy with the lens.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This lens is o.k. I purchased the Sony 16mm because I wanted to try boththe Sony fisheye attachment and extra wide angle adapter on my A6000. Decent stuff, not Leica, but o.k. for around the house. The small size, sharpness of the lens is definitely worth the price. The extra wide angle good for family shots, street scenes, a fun clicker. Fisheye attachment definitely worth its light weight. I paid 4 times more for the Lumix fisheye. I feel the Sony does just as well. Nothing like all metal construction to inspire confidence - which none of these products have. Yes, after using for a couple of weeks I appreciate the light weight of it all. No sore wrists! It's a few bucks spent well. No regrets.
    Date published: 2015-09-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very handy and compact wide angle for Sony A6000 I get some really good use out of this lens, and combine it with the ultra-wide converter when needed. I am happy with the results, but the more I use it the more I notice the loss of sharp detail around the edges of the photo. I'm not sure if that is something to be expected out of a wide angle lens. In general I've been very happy with all of my Sony products (a6000, 50mm F1.8, 16mm F2.8, and ultra wide converter).
    Date published: 2016-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little lens Works beautifully with the nex 5n. Getting some nice photos using this lens with the sweep panorama setting.
    Date published: 2012-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lightweight prime This is great if you're looking for the lightest weight option. Photos are just like others have said, best if you stop the lens down to f8 or so. Although using it wide open for most people is fine. I use this lens mainly with the wide converter, which adds size and weight. But this was a much cheaper option than the 10-18 sony or 12 zeiss. It's good enough for me, and I typically blow the photos up pretty large, 20x30 or 36x48. Quality is plenty good for that.
    Date published: 2014-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Form Factor A Big Plus Put this on my A6500 and I am very pleased so far. Fast, sharp and AF has worked pretty well so far. Does not seem to want to sync up with the touch screen focus....but that may just be my set up. I will need to look into that more. The whole set up is almost pocket size and is very unassuming. This is definitely my go-to lens for my next vacation and family stuff. (On the 6500 the 16mm = 24mm
    Date published: 2017-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful OK, so the corners are soft, as some reviewers noted. Other than that, can anyone tell the difference from lenses costing multiples of this one? Maybe at the pixel level. My first choice was Sigma 10-20/ 3.5 in Alpha mount and Alpha/ E mount adapter. When I saw how that lens dwarfs the NEX body, I decided to give a chance to this fixed focal length pancake. If it did not meet my IQ expectations, I would have returned it. After dozens of test shots reviewed on 46 TV screen I just cannot justify giving it up for anything larger and more expensive. My NEX 6 kit came with the amazing 16-50 lens and I wanted something wider without going fisheye. 0.75x converter custom made for this lens takes care of that. I keep that converter permanently on. With all image corrections by the NEX body engaged, the pictures show hardly any linear distortion, no visible CA. Comparison with Sony 10-18 lens shows that the later is sharper, but the difference can be appreciated only at or near 100% magnification. Viewing the full 16:9 pictures of the same scene on 46 screen does not help recognize which picture was taken with which lens, other than softer corners. Also, at 10mm the zoom lens shows noticeably more perspective distortion (stretching) at the vertical edges than 16mm with 0.75x converter. Sony zoom is smaller and less than half weight than my original first choice Sigma 10-20. To my taste, the 16mm silver combo looks better on the black NEX body than the black 10-18 zoom. Phase detection autofocus does not work with either lens. Zoom has the optical stabilization, 16mm lens does not. That may partially account for the sharpness difference between the two in the handheld test pictures taken indoors.
    Date published: 2013-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for NEX 5 It's perfect in all other aspects. AF is really fast. Almost weightless and the size is very well balanced on the Nex. The build is great, feels solid as it looks. Manual focusing ring (electronically coupled, not mechanical) is as smooth as the best manual focus lenses out there. From my experience: @f2.8, center sharpness is great, which all that is needed for blurring out backgrounds and/or available light shots. In real-world practice, I've never felt like corner sharpness is a priority in these situations. @f8-11, corners are sharpened up and the lens produces good, wide landscape shots. It keeps the camera pocketable (jacket or cargo shorts) and easy to handle. You get a great wide angle which is pretty fast. It could be a little sharper, but between the wide angle, size, and video capabilities, I have no real complaints.
    Date published: 2011-05-18
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    Sony 16mm f/2.8 Q&A

    Sony 16mm f/2.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Hasselblad Lunar
    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
    • Sony Alpha A5000
    • Sony Alpha A5100
    • Sony Alpha A6000
    • Sony Alpha A6300
    • Sony Alpha A6400
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha NEX-5N
    • Sony Alpha NEX-7
    • Sony Alpha a5100
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG10
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20EH
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20H
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG30
    • Sony NXCAM NEX-EA50UH
    • Sony NXCAM NEX-FS700
    • Sony Alpha a6500
    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony NEX-EA50UH
    • Sony NEX-FS100
    • Sony NEX-FS100U
    • Sony NEX-FS700
    • Sony NEX-FS700R
    • Sony NEX-VG10E
    • Sony NEX-VG30
    • Sony NEX-VG900
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS5M2
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
    • Sony QX1
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