Sony’s first 16–55-mm (24–82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) APS-C zoom with a constant f/2.8 aperture is remarkably compact while offering performance befitting the G Lens series. The new optical design delivers an excellent corner-to-corner resolution, and beautiful bokeh is available when needed. It is compact, lightweight and ideal for a wide range of subjects.

Brand: Sony
Product Code: SONYE1655
Price: To be announced

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High resolution throughout the zoom range, even at f/2.8

Two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce colour bleeding to a minimum. Sony’s original Nano AR Coating adds superior resistance to flareFLAREOccurs when a point light source such as the sun or an artificial light (that is brighter than the rest of the scene), hits the front element of a lens resulting in a lack of contrast, haze, or unwanted semi-transparent objects being present in the image. You can avoid lens flare with a lenshood or filters, however, the effect is also useful for bringing artistic elements into an image, such as sun rays peaking out from behind a rock formation. and ghosting for a crisp contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). . Precise spherical aberration control and a 9-blade circular apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. contribute to smooth bokehBOKEHPronounced: /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ [boh-kay] or /ˈboʊkə/ [boh-kə] Originating from the Japanese word Boke (ボケ), meaning 'blur' or 'haze', it refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It has also been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh depends on various aspects of lens design. Aperture design has the largest effect on Bokeh, and generally a lens with a more rounded aperture produces a more pleasing, natural Bokeh..


Compact, lightweight & bright

Optimised mechanical and optical design achieves a weight of just 494 grams in a compact, constant F2.8 16–55-mm (24–82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) zoom lensZOOM LENSAllows a camera to, unlike a fixed-focal length or prime lens, change smoothly from a long shot to a close-up or vice versa by varying the focal length. A true zoom lens, also called a parfocal lens, is one that maintains focus when its focal length changes. Due to more moving parts, zoom lenses often produce images of slightly lesser quality than their prime lens counterparts. However due to the inherent flexibility of being able to vary the focal length, they are extremely popular for photography where composition needs to be adapted quickly - such as at weddings, for example.. This fine lens is ideal for everything from portraits to everyday snapshots, combining with compact E-mount bodies to form a highly mobile, manageable system for a wide range of photographic applications.


XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF & tracking

The same type of advanced XD (extreme dynamic) linear motor that maximises focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilises the speed potential of the camera body, focusing on and tracking even fast-moving subjects with outstanding speed and precision. Operation is also quiet, allowing videographers to take advantage of the constant F2.8 aperture.


Professional control & reliability

A customisable focus hold button, AF/MF mode switch, and Linear Response MF add control versatility and precision that can help get the shot even in difficult, changing conditions. The front lens element is fluorine-coated to repel water and grime, and the lens is dust and moisture resistant* so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.


Features

  • Compact, high-resolution f/2.8 APS-C standard zoom G lens
  • XD Linear Motor offering excellent response and low vibration for fast, precise, quiet AF
  • Two AA lens, two aspherical elements, and three ED glasses for high resolution throughout the zoom range
  • Sony Nano AR Coating to eliminate flare and ghosting
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design*


*Not guaranteed to be 100% dust- and moisture-proof.

Lens

Focal Length
16 to 55mm
(35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Camera Mount
Sony E
Minimum Focus Distance
33 cm
Internal Focus
Yes
Internal Zoom
No
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Thread
67 mm
Weight
494 g

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Included

  • Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
  • Sony ALC-F67S 67mm Front Lens Cap
  • Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH161 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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