Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens


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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

  • Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • Front Cap
  • E-Mount Lens Rear Cap
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

Sony’s first 16-55mm APS-C zoom with a constant f/2.8 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

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 Anti-reflective 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 and Lightweight

Optimized mechanical and optical design achieves a weight of just 17.5 oz in a compact, constant f/2.8 16-55mm (24-82.5mm full-frame equivalent) 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

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 f/2.8 aperture.

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.


Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length16-35mm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Angle of view83°-29°
Minimum Focus Distance1.09 feet (0.33 m)
Focus TypeAuto
Image StabilizationYes
Diaphragm Blades9, Circular
Zoom Focal Length16-55mm
Lens FormatAPS-C Sensors
Lens TypeStandard Zoom


Lens MountSony E-Mount


Weight17.5 oz (494 g)

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