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Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

BH #SO165035 • MFR #SELP1650
Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
  • One ED Element; Four Aspherical Elements
An ideal companion for your compact, APS-C mirrorless camera, the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony offers a versatile equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm as well as a retractable design that makes your system much more manageable when not in use. The useful focal length range and portable form factor make this a go-to lens when traveling or for everyday general shooting needs.
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Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sleek and Retractable Standard Zoom
  • 3Form Factor and Optical Design
  • 4Power Zoom, Image Stabilization, and AF
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Sleek and Retractable Standard Zoom
An ideal companion for your compact, APS-C mirrorless camera, the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony offers a versatile equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm as well as a retractable design that makes your system much more manageable when not in use. The useful focal length range and portable form factor make this a go-to lens when traveling or for everyday general shooting needs.
Form Factor and Optical Design
  • A variable aperture of f/3.5-5.6 helps keep the lens' overall size and weight to a minimum.
  • Due to a retractable design, this lens can be made to be extremely compact when not in use.
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Four aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Power Zoom, Image Stabilization, and AF
  • Power Zoom mechanism enables making smooth zoom movements, suitable for video recording, via the on-lens switch or via camera-based controls on select camera bodies.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • An internal focus design contributes to fast autofocus speeds and the minimum focus distance is just 9.8", suiting working with close-up subjects.

Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Specs

Focal Length16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View83° to 32°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.55 x 1.18" / 64.77 x 29.97 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.04" / 51.8 mm
Weight4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4 x 3.5 x 3.4"

Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Reviews

Using the Sony E PZ 16-50mm OSS Lens

By Harry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

Allows me to move quickly and smoothly from wide angle to close up when doing landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. This is my second one as the original got damaged after years of travel and use in all sorts of weather and conditions. It makes for a compact camera-lens package.

Rick

By Ricardo S
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-08

The camera is working amaing.. and pictures awsome...

This lens is a great all round lens

By Simon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

I like this lens a lot. I am a bit of a wide angel junky and this does the trick for everyday work. I use it a lot, but when I am shooting 'for real' I use my fixed lenses. It wobbles a bit, and the first one I had needed to be sent back to be tightened up, but worked like a champ until it was knocked accidentally when fully etended against a rock. Totally my fault. But use it enough to replace it for sure!

I love it! Good I like

By Tio1225
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-26

It takes the pictures very clear. It is amazing! I love it

Great little work lens for all around

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-24

I bought this lens with new A 6400. Are used to photograph houses for insurance companies it’s a great little all around Lanz knead to high-quality for a Scenics and portraits

Super lens, except by quality control issues

By Serry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

I'll start with the bad part of the story, but there is a happy ending. I bought this lens in a kit with the a5100 camera, and when editing my pictures i realized that the left side was always severely out of foucus. I found out that on a subject 1.5 meter away from me, i needed to set the focus at infinity for focusing the left side and at 1 m for focusing the right side. I got back to the shop and they let me try if the problem was fixed by using the sample on the exposition shelf, and yes, it was. then they gave me brand new kit from their stock, and just to be sure I tested also that, directly into the shop. Also that copy had some misaligned optic elements, this time in the up-down direction. They gave me the kit on the exposition shelf then, and I was happy. It's not super-perfectly centered but i don't care, it's definitely good enough. Actually, I love it. Image quality is always definitely good enough if the lens is used correctly (especially from 19mm focal length on), and the compact size, the very effective stabilization and the extremely light weight make this lens a magic tool. I hope that it will turn up to be durable too, because I want to spend a long time using it!

FANTASTIC LENS

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

This little compact lens is totally amazing. It is so compact and makes it easy for me to take it everywhere on my A-6000 camera, strapped to my belt. The images are tack sharp and the range is great. Service was exceptional with B&H as usual and I will never buy another camera or lens anywhere else.How can one company like B&H be so consistantly the best out there? I know that they work hard at being the best and that is exceptional.

Great lens

By Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-11

I had one of these with my Sony a6000 and after a year needed a little looking at and was fine, but then I hit it when fully extended, which I know is not much, but buggered it up. I have had the lens for five years and it had more life left in it if I wasn't such a clutz. My wife asked why I bought another one. This one to replace it - I have other lenses. But I use this lens A LOT! I love it.

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Answered by: steve
Date published: 2020-03-20

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Asked by: Giang N.
Typically you gain about 2 stops.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-06

Will OSS work on A7r iii?

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Asked by: Anurag
If your lens has a built-in Optical Steady-Shot (OSS) stabilization, yes, it would be compatible for use when used on the Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Camera. Do note the OSS switch on the lens must be set to [ON]; you cannot use the camera menu to turn ON/OFF image stabilization when a lens with OSS is attached to the camera, so use the switch on the lens instead.
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Date published: 2020-09-30

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Does any of the Sony cameras correct for this lens distortion and/or vignetting when shooting video?
Asked by: Luca
Off hand we would say no. However, so that we may best assist you, please email us at [email protected] telling us of what you are wishing to do.
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Asked by: Joseph E.
The Sony R1EM Rear Lens Cap for E-Mount Lenses (Dark Gray), B&H # SOALCR1EM, wouild be the correct rear lens cap for your needs. If desired, the Sensei Body and Rear Lens Cap Kit for Sony E-Mount, B&H # SELCRBCSN, which we also carry would also work, is more economically priced, and would include both a rear lens cap and a body cap for the Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera. The links to both items should be included below.
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Date published: 2019-06-28
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