The Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens is a flexible wide-angle to portrait-length workhorse zoom featuring a bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. This fast design suits working in a variety of lighting conditions throughout the zoom range and also affords greater control over depth of field.
Featuring two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements to suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce colour bleeding to a minimum. A Nano AR Coating has also been applied to further reduce surface reflections, adding superior resistance to flare and ghosting for crisp contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. A 9-blade circular aperture contribute to smooth bokeh.
Benefitting the optics, this lens also sports an XD Linear Motor system that is quick and quiet, and also lends more responsive control for manual focus operation. The lens also has a dust- and moisture-sealed design, along with a fluorine coating, to support shooting in inclement conditions.
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.
Optimised mechanical and optical design achieve a weight of just 494 grams. This fine lens is ideal for everything from portraits to everyday snapshots. Combined with compact E-mount bodies it forms a highly mobile, manageable package for a wide range of photographic applications.
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 color bleeding to a minimum. You get sharp, clear detail and natural colour throughout the zoom range at any focusing distance.
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.
Spherical aberration has a large effect on bokeh quality, and is precisely controlled to deliver smooth, attractive bokeh in out-of-focus areas. A 9-blade circular aperture also contributes to this lens’s beautiful bokeh. Sharp in-focus detail contrasts with luscious background bokeh for deep, impressive imagery.
Sony’s original Nano AR Coating creates a precise, regular nanostructure on lens surfaces that does not interfere with light transmission while suppressing reflections that can cause flare and ghosting. Internal reflections are reduced to an absolute minimum, achieving outstanding clarity and contrast
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 resistant2 so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.
Sony’s Linear Response MF feature ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise.
A focus hold button on the lens barrel is conveniently positioned for easy focus hold control. The button can also be customised via a camera menu that allows assignment of other functions, such as Right/Left Eye Select, as required.
The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that do become attached to the lens surface.
A dust and moisture resistant design provides the reliability needed for outdoor use in challenging conditions.
|Focal Length (35mm) (APS-C)||24-82.5|
|Lens Groups / Elements||12-17|
|Angle of View (35mm)||-|
|Angle of View (APS-C)||83°-29°|
|Maximum aperture (F)||2.8|
|Minimum Aperture (F)||22|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.33 m (1.09 ft)|
|Maximum Magnification ratio (x)||0.2|
|Filter Diameter (mm)||67|
|Image stabilization (SteadyShot)||- (body-integrated)|
|Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)||-|
|Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)||-|
|Hood Type||Petal shape, bayonet type|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||73x100 mm (2 7/8 x 4 in.)|
|Weight||494 g(17.5 oz.)|