Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

The E 16-55mm f/2.8 G is an excellent candidate for an all-in-one lens, bringing the 35mm equivalent of a 24-82.5mm zoom to APS-C cameras. A dependable choice for landscape, event, and portrait applications, this lens can adapt to nearly any subject. A bright f/2.8 constant aperture delivers exceptional performance, even in less-than-ideal lighting scenarios. Optically, the lens features four aspherical and three extra-low dispersion elements to combat distortion and color fringing, and a Nano-AR coating cuts back on surface reflections, flare, and ghosting. Autofocus is quick and quiet, thanks to its XD Linear Motor system, and a customizable focus hold button and AF/MF switch are incorporated into the lens housing for quick adjustments. Ready for any assignment, it is dust- and moisture sealed, as well as having a fluorine-coated front element to repel dust, moisture, and fingerprints.

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

Applications: With a constant f/2.8 aperture and 24-82.5mm-equivalent focal length range, this APS-C-format zoom is a solid choice for event, portrait, street, and landscape photographers as well as serious amateurs looking for an all-around lens with a superior optical quality.


+ G Lens quality
+ Constant f/2.8 aperture
+ XD Linear Motor AF
+ Nano AR coating


- Only suitable for APS-C cameras and shooting modes
- Somewhat bulky build


Focal Length 16-55mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 24-82.5mm
Aperture Range f/2.8
Optical Layout 17 elements, 12 groups
(4 aspherical elements, 3 extra-low dispersion elements)
Coating Nano AR
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.1' / 33 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67mm
Dimensions 2.9 x 3.9" / 73 x 100mm
Weight 1.1 Ib / 494 g

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