Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha
lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras with Sony Alpha lens mount are Sony A68
, Sony A77 II
and Sony A58
Max sensor coverage of Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is APS-C / DX
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM has a focal range of 16-50mm and 3.1X zoom ratio.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is available in Black color.
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM features Rotary (extending)
zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM has a Zoom lock
feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x
and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 16mm all the way to the 50mm .
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 13 groups.