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Sony 16mm F/2.8 E Mount Autofocus Lens, Silver {49}

Sony Cameras
KEH Model# 354611

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Sony 16mm F/2.8 E Mount Autofocus Lens, Silver {49} Description


The Sony E 16 mm f/2.8 (Sony part # SEL16F28) is a prime wide-angle lens for Sony α (or NEX) E-Mount mirrorless digital cameras with APS-C sized sensors.  With it's wide field of view it's an ideal travel lens.  This lens uses an ultra compact pancake design that keeps your camera slim and doesn't take up much space in a bag.  Stylishly designed to match α NEX cameras, the SEL16F28 is an exceptionally portable and versatile lens that's perfect for both photos and video.

Surprisingly flexible, the 16mm offers a big 83° field of view (that's equivalent to a 24mm in 35mm format).  The bright f/2.8 maximum aperture allows outstanding low-light performance.  Sony has designed the lens AF (Auto Focus) operation with videography in mind, the system is responsive yet smooth and quiet.  With a 0.24m (0.8ft) minimum focus distance you can get up close too.

For even more versatility, two different styles of dedicated Sony conversion lenses can be bayonet mounted the front of the SEL16F28.  The 3 element 0.75x magnification Sony VCL-ECU1 & VCL-ECU12 UltraWide Converters transform the 16mm into a 12mm focal length (18mm equivalent in 35mm format) with a broader 103° field of view .  The 4 element Sony VCL-ECF1 & VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converters offer tremendously wide 180° angle of view images with characteristic fisheye distortion.

Key Features

  • Wide-angle for Sony E-Mount
  • 83° field of view (24mm equivalent in 35mm format)
  • APS-C sensor coverage
  • Ultra-compact pancake design
  • One Aspherical element
  • 5 elements in 5 groups
  • bright f/2.8 max aperture
  • Precise virtually silent AF
  • Aluminum alloy barrel cladding
  • Easily accepts dedicated conversion lenses via front bayonet mount
  • Clsoe focuses to 0.24m (0.8ft)

Available accessories include: VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Converter, VCL-ECU2 Ultra Wide Converter, VCL-ECF1 Fisheye Converter, VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter 49mm filters, caps.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 16mm
  • Aperture Maximum: F2.8
  • Aperture Minimum: F22
  • Camera Mount Type: Sony E
  • Format Compatibility: Sony E System Interchangeable
  • Angle of view: 83 degrees
  • Minimum Focus Distance: .024m (9.45")
  • Elements/Groups: 5/5
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7
  • Vibration Reduction: No
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Dimensions: 62mm (2.44") x 23mm (0.89")
  • Weight: 74g (0.16lb)
  • Manufacturers Part #: SEL16F28


General information

Manufacturer Part Number SEL16F28
Manufacture GTIN 0027242785540
Brand Name Sony
Product information
Minimum Focus Distance
Lens Construction
5 Elements in 5 Groups
Product Model
  • α NEX Cameras
  • α NEX-3 with 18-55mm Lens
  • α NEX-3 with 16mm Lens
  • α NEX-5 with 16mm Len
  • α NEX-5 with 18-55mm Lens
Maximum Aperture Fixed
  • Camera
Filter Attachment Diameter
  • 49 mm
Lens Type
  • Wide Angle
Lens Type Wide-angle

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 16 mm
Max Aperture f/2.8

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Sony E Mount