Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Power Zoom
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
| Light weight at only 116g / 4.1 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A6700, Sony FX30 and Sony ZV-E10.
Sony A6700 with the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Lens
Sony FX30 with the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Lens
Sony ZV-E10 with the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has a maximum diameter of 65mm and total length of 30mm when not extended. It weighs 116g / 4.1 oz.
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has a filter thread of 41mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS:
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has a focal range of 16-50mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS 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 E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has a Power Zoom feature which consists of a rocker switch and a internal zoom motor where you can change the focal length of the lens by pushing this switch. This method of zoom is smoother and generates less shake than zooming in and out using your hand, especially beneficial while recording video.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 16mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f36 at 50mm .
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 8 groups . Special elements used in this design is 4 aspherical elements.
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS doesn't come with a lens hood.
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