Sony SEL 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens

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  • Sony SEL 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens


  • Sony SEL 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens


Item #: 15816F28

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Mount this lens to your Sony NEX-series hybrid camera to get a "zoomed out" view that lets you photograph more of the scene in front of you. Take it along to your family reunion to easily snap large group shots, or bring it on your next vacation to better capture the enormity of landscapes and cityscapes. Its compact size makes it very travel-friendly.

This lens's wide maximum aperture also means it's a great choice for low-light shooting — whether that's Las Vegas at night, or just indoors without a flash. It lets in plenty of light, so you won't get the overly dim or blurry photos you might see with other lenses.

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  • 16mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens
  • compatible with Sony NEX-series hybrid digital cameras
  • effective focal length of 24mm
  • ideal for group shots, as well as landscape and low-light photography
  • minimum focus distance: 9-7/16 in.
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
  • attachment/filter size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-1/2" in diameter, 1-1/8" long
  • weight: 2.5 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Features and Specs
Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 16mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 2.375 oz
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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  • Sony SEL16F28 E-mount 16mm F2.8 lens
  • End cap (installed)
  • 49mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using sheet
  • Warranty sheet

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Optics: The Sony E 16mm F2.8 lens is compatible with the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm, and an 83° field of view for excellent low-light performance. It also has a smooth and quiet Auto Focus operation.

Focusing: The lens can be used in the auto-focus, direct manual focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes in the camera menu.

Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions: Diameter=2.5", Length=1.106" (without lens caps).


Lens E 16mm F2.8
35mm Equivalent 24mm
Angle of View 83°
Minimum Focus 0.79' (9.48")
Filter Diameter 49mm
f-stop f/2.8 maximum
f/22 minimum
Weight 2.375 ounces
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5 out of 5

Wide Angle

Written By Ronald B, Gahanna, OH on Saturday, June 25, 2011
With the Sony/Crutchfield pricing I couldn't turn this item down. Have part time use for it but wanted to have it handy when I need it.
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