Sony 16mm f/2.8 Alpha E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens (Silver)


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Sony 16mm f/2.8 Alpha E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens (Silver)

  • Sony 16mm f/2.8 Alpha E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens (Silver)
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Sony 16mm f/2.8 Alpha E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens (Silver)

Sony's E-Mount SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Alpha E-Mount is a unique wide-angle prime lens. It offers a 35mm equivalent of 24mm and boasts an 83-degree angle of view and a minimum focusing distance of 9.4-inch (0.24m). Sporting a stylish design in both form and function, this lens matches the NEX camera series. Extremely streamlined and compact in construction, this lens is small enough to fit in your pocket. You will love the convenience and portability this optic offers you. Its features an internal stepping motor which delivers super smooth and incredibly accurate autofocusing for both still images and videos. It includes a fast and bright f/2.8 aperture that enables high performance in low light settings. This lens accepts 49mm filters.

Aspherical Elements

Sony's aspherical lens design creates a more complex surface profile, while also reducing lens size and weight. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, translating to high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. The design further ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focal range, while delivering incredible sharpness up to the periphery of the image. 

Distance Encoder

Distance Encoder technology delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject.

Internal Focusing (IF)

Sony's Internal Focusing feature allows you to focus a lens without changing its size. With IF Lenses all optical movement is restricted to the interior of the lens barrel, providing for a lighter, more efficient design. Faster focusing is produced by a lighter and compact focusing lens group.

Cirular Aperture

The circular aperture of this lens creates pleasing natural Bokeh effects. While Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocused points of light. This lens overcomes this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops.


Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length16mm
Maximum Magnification0.073x
Angle of view83-degree
Minimum Focus Distance9.4-inch (23.88 cm)
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Diaphragm Blades7
Fixed Focal Length16mm
Lens FormatAPS-C Sensors
Lens TypeWide Angle
Special DesignsMacro


Lens MountSony E-Mount


Weight2.47 oz (70 g)

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