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

BH #SO165035 • MFR #SELP1650
Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Black)
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 black 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
By B&H Photo's
Sleek and Retractable Standard Zoom
An ideal companion for your compact, APS-C mirrorless camera, the black 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

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 36
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83° to 32°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.55 x 1.18" / 64.77 x 29.97 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
2.04" / 51.8 mm
Weight
4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4 x 3.5 x 3.4"

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

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Is there any problem manually zooming this lens? ...

Is there any problem manually zooming this lens? . Will it cause any damage?
Asked by: Harvey
The Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens can be zoomed manually when in AF mode. It will not damage the lens.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-11-27

will the lens work with the sony shooting ...

will the lens work with the sony shooting GP-VPT2BT grip?
Asked by: ry
Not sure what a GP grip is - I use this lens in a Nauticam underwater housing on my Sony. So there is no specialized grips able to attach to camera.
Answered by: steve
Date published: 2020-03-20

Can I use this lens with sony alpha nex-3?

Can I use this lens with sony alpha nex-3?
Asked by: miljko
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-18

I would like to buy a lens pouch for this lens. ...

I would like to buy a lens pouch for this lens. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Asked by: Harvey
This is an appropriate pouch for the Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Black): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/902991-REG/OP_TECH_USA_7801042_Fold_Over_Pouch_301_3_X1_5.html/specs
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-12-04

question

How many stops does the OSS on this lens yield?
Asked by: Giang N.
Typically you gain about 2 stops.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-06

Will OSS work on A7r iii?

Will OSS work on A7r iii?
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.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-05

whould this camera work with Vello LW-500 ...

whould this camera work with Vello LW-500 Extend Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller?
Asked by: masrock
Compatibility with the Extenda 500 is based on camera model. We're not quite sure which model you have since this is a page for the lens, but please see Vello's compatibility list here and check regularly for updates: Page: https://bit.ly/3ydfC8l List: https://bit.ly/3faaXwm
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-07-29

question

does this lens have a lens hood?
Asked by: Anonymous
the odd thing is that Sony's help manual says We recommend that you use the lens hood to prevent light outside the shooting frame fromaffecting the image. (p. 47). What's up with that??
Answered by: James F.
Date published: 2020-09-30
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