Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
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.
E 16–55 mm F2.8 G Photo Gallery
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 color 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 bokeh.
Compact, lightweight, and bright
Optimized mechanical and optical design achieve a weight of just 17.5 oz (494 grams) 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 maximizes focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilizes 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 customizable 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 resistant so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.
Impeccable Sony G Lens design emphasizes a graceful balance between high resolution and gorgeous background bokeh that can enhance the artist's vision.
- E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 24-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Four Aspherical Elements
- Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Nano AR Coating and Fluorine Coating
- XD Linear Motor AF System
- Dust and Moisture Resistant
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Focal Length:
- 16 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 82.5mm)
- Maximum Aperture:
- Minimum Aperture:
- Lens Mount:
- Sony E
- Format Compatibility:
- Angle of View:
- 83Â° to 29Â°
- Maximum Magnification:
- Minimum Focus Distance:
- Optical Design:
- 17 Elements in 12 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades:
- 9, Rounded
- Focus Type:
- Image Stabilization:
- Filter Size:
- 67 mm (Front)
- 2.87 x 3.94"
- 1.09 lb