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Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver)

BH #SO1628 • MFR #SEL16F28
Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver)
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
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.
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Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Overview

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

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length16mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View83°
Minimum Focus Distance9.45" / 24 cm
Maximum Magnification0.08x
Optical Design5 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.44 x 0.89" / 62 x 22.5 mm
Weight2.4 oz / 68 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.5 x 3.5 x 3"

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Reviews

Perfect for your small pack

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-01

I use this on all my adventures, whether hanging from a rope, riding a bike, or fly fishing- it's with me in my pack. Perfect on my a6000.

Good

By Pedro Henrique
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-01

Good lenses, but not exceptional. I feel it's autofocus a little slow and it's sharpness is also not what I expected, edges feels always a little blurry. It's small, light but I'm not sure if it's durable. But that's what I think of most Sony products, they are fragile.

Excelente

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-18

Muito boa, Custo x benefcio excelente.

Great Light Weight 16mm Wide Angle (67g)

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-07

I purchased the Sony E 16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens to use as a walk around in good outside lighting.� For me weight is critical (of course IQ is important but not necessarily with a wide open aperture).� For my photos with this lens I will usually be using an aperture between f/5.6 and f/8.0.

Awful lens

By Paul
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-11

Sony usually is pretty dependable for quality, but this doesn't deserve the Sony name at all. Yes, it's tiny and it does autofocus and might be alright for video, but it's pretty terrible for photos. It's as soft as a newborn kitten. I'd recommend Sony redesign this lens and seek to replace these ones with a trade-in policy. For photos this is unacceptable in quality (and I am not that demanding on my resolution). I've never been so disappointed with a lens. I'd recommend something else. Sigma's 19mm comes to mind. Good luck.

Not Impressed

By Stephen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-17

Light weight and f2.8, sure. Image quality is low. Don't expect more than what you would get from most kit lenses. I used it with my a6500 on a Ronin SC at a live event and am not too happy with the results. I will never use it for a paying gig. Sample: https://vimeo.com/370718777

Great lens for street photography

By scg95
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-05

I ordered this lens to pair with my a6000 for street shooting, and it serves that purpose very well. It’s incredibly small and discrete which is a huge advantage on the streets if you don’t want to stand out. It’s also pretty amazing that the whole camera can fit in my pocket with this lens, which allows me to bring it with me pretty much everywhere. As other reviews have mentioned, this is a very soft lens almost all across the frame, with the very center being okay and the corners being horrible at any given f stop. BUT this lens does produce some very nice colors and contrast, which was the only reason I gave the image quality an “fair” score instead of “poor”. I really think Sony dropped the ball a little bit with this lens... for street photography I can live with the softness, but I would never use this lens for my landscape work. It’s really a shame, because 16mm is such a useful focal range on apsc and this tiny lens would be legendary if the sharpness even reached a mediocre level. The AF isn’t great either. But even with its many cons, I love this lens. It’s a blast to shoot with and its size allows you to bring it almost anywhere — which is why I bought it.

Zero Sharpness

By Danielle
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-26

I was disappointed with this lens in both daytime and low light situations. This lens is not at all sharp and makes video footage look extremely unprofessional. 10/10 Do not recommend. I would go with the 20mm prime instead. Much more sharp.

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