Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Sony E mount cameras.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is compatible with cameras that have Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony ZV-E10, Sony A6600 and Sony A6100.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G has a focal range of 16-55mm and 3.4X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-82.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A6600, Sony A6400 and Sony A6500.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.33m.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 16mm all the way to the 55mm .
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Two AA (advanced aspherical) elements
- two aspherical elements
- three ED (extra-low dipsersion) elements. Fluorine coated front element.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ALC-SH161.
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