Fast F2.8 APS-C standard zoom
Sony’s first 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) APS-C zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture is remarkably compact while offering performance befitting the G Lens series. A new optical design delivers excellent corner-to-corner resolution, and beautiful bokeh is available when needed. It is compact, lightweight, and ideal for a wide range of subjects.
High resolution throughout the zoom range, even at F2.8
Two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce colour bleeding to a minimum. Sony’s original Nano AR Coating adds superior resistance to flare and ghosting for crisp contrast. Precise spherical aberration control and a 9-blade circular aperture contribute to smooth booked.
Compact, lightweight, and bright
Optimised mechanical and optical design achieve a weight of just 494 grams (17.5 oz.) in a compact, constant F2.8 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) zoom lens. This fine lens is ideal for everything from portraits to everyday snapshots, combining with compact E-mount bodies to form a highly mobile, manageable system for a wide range of photographic applications.
XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF and tracking
The same type of advanced XD (eXtreme Dynamic) linear motor that maximises focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilises the speed potential of the camera body, focusing on and tracking even fast-moving subjects with outstanding speed and precision. Operation is also quiet, allowing videographers to take advantage of the constant F2.8 aperture.
Professional control and reliability
A customisable focus hold button, AF/MF mode switch, and Linear Response MF add control versatility and precision that can help get the shot even in difficult, changing conditions. The front lens element is fluorine coated to repel water and grime, and the lens is dust and moisture resistant3 so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.
Features of the Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G Lens
- E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 24-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Four Aspherical Elements
What’s in the box?
- Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
- Sony ALC-F67S 67mm Front Lens Cap
- Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
- ALC-SH161 Lens Hood
- Lens Case
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
Sample Images of the Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G Lens
Product Specifications of the Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G Lens
|Filter Thread Size (mm)||67|
|Focal Length – Tele (mm)||55|
|Focal Length – Wide (mm)||16|
|Hood Model||Hood (model): ALC-SH161|
|Included Accessories||Hood (model): ALC-SH161, Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM, Lens front cap: ALC-F67S, Soft case|
|Lens Mount||Sony FE|
|Lens Type||Standard Zoom|
|Maximum Aperture – Tele||2.8|
|Maximum Aperture – Wide||2.8|
|Number of Lens Elements||17|
|Number of Lens Groups||12|
|Size (mm)||100mm (L) x 73mm (D)|
|Angle of view (degrees)||83°-29°|
|Minimum Focus Distance (m)||0.33|