Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Prime
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Minimum focus distance of 0.24m / 9.4 inch
| Light weight at only 74g / 2.6 oz
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Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake 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 16mm F2.8 Pancake Lens
Sony FX30 with the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Lens
Sony ZV-E10 with the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake 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 16mm F2.8 Pancake has a maximum diameter of 62mm and total length of 23mm. It weighs 74g / 2.6 oz.
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake has a filter thread of 49mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake:
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake has a fixed focal length of 16mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake 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).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.073x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.24m. 0.073x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Wideangle Prime type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake's optical formula consists of 5 elements in 5 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 Aspherical element.
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake doesn't come with a lens hood.
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake is available in Silver color.
Popular Comparisons of Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake
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Top Alternatives of Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Lens
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