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About Sony 16mm F/2.8 Mirrorless

This Sony 16mm F/2.8 Mirrorless Bundle comes with $26.95 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 49mm and Shipping is free!

Ideal for everyday shooting, the low-profile E 16mm F2.8 lens minimizes bulk, allowing the camera to easily be carried in a coat, pants pocket, or purse. This lens' creative possibilities can be expanded even further by the VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Converter which provides a 12mm view and VCL-ECF1 Fisheye Converter that delivers impressive curvi-linear distortion.

The Sony 16mm F/2.8 Mirrorless is commonly used for Shooting indoors and more.The Sony 16mm F/2.8 Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Tech savvy among others.One reason why the Sony 16mm F/2.8 Mirrorless is popular is because of its Easy to use

Sony 16mm F/2.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Lens Type
E-mount 16mm F2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Lens Construction
5 groups, 5 elements (1 aspheric surface)
Focal length (35mm equivalent)
24mm
Angle of view
83°
Aperture blade
7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aperture (Max.)
F2.8
Aperture (Min.)
F22
Maximum Magnification
0.073x (APS-C)
Minimum Focusing Distance
9.4" (0.24m)
Filter Diameter
49mm
Internal Motor
Yes (Stepping motor)
Image Stabilization
N/A
Low Noise During Movie Capture
Excellent
Direct Manual Focus
Yes
Focus Ring in AF Mode
No rotation
Mount Material
Metal
Exterior Finish
Aluminum
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length)
2-7/16 x 7/8" (62x22.5mm)
Weight
2.5 oz (70g)
Mfr #
SEL16F28
SKU
ISO1625E

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4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great travel lens

Overall a bargain and my default lens while traveling. Fine for exterior architecture, and good for interiors when paired with the Ultra Wide Converter (VCL-ECU1). This is the lens I used the most during a three week tour in England this summer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Poor Quality

This 16mm was the first lens I purchased together with my NEX-5 about 14 months ago and was always a disappointment, a great focal length that fails to deliver on sharpness. The optimum aperture for sharpness turns out to be 6.3 or 7.1 and is still not great, which is a shame because Sony has created a great camera and an outstanding sensor in the NEX series. Otherwise settle for sharpness in the center but blurry or soft detail at the edge of the frame. And even at those apertures it's barel...

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This 16mm was the first lens I purchased together with my NEX-5 about 14 months ago and was always a disappointment, a great focal length that fails to deliver on sharpness. The optimum aperture for sharpness turns out to be 6.3 or 7.1 and is still not great, which is a shame because Sony has created a great camera and an outstanding sensor in the NEX series. Otherwise settle for sharpness in the center but blurry or soft detail at the edge of the frame. And even at those apertures it's barely acceptable. Lots of chromatic aberration and color fringing that, yes, can be cleaned up in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. I wound up getting the 18-55mm which I’ve used for about 9 months and turns in a much better performance at f8, both at center and edge of the frame. If you are into wide-angle lenses you may want to look into the Sony E 10-18mm.

Reviewed by 11 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice fast and wide!

By

I bought the Sony 10-18mm e-mount lens to replace this lens with it's companion wide & fisheye adapters. Though the 10-18mm is great it's not as fast as this one, so if you upgrade to the 10-18mm be sure to keep this one on hand for low light situations.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Poor Quality

By

This 16mm was the first lens I purchased together with my NEX-5 about 14 months ago and was always a disappointment, a great focal length that fails to deliver on sharpness. The optimum aperture for sharpness turns out to be 6.3 or 7.1 and is still not great, which is a shame because Sony has created a great camera and an outstanding sensor in the NEX series. Otherwise settle for sharpness in the center but blurry or soft detail at the edge of the frame. And even at those apertures it's barely acceptable. Lots of chromatic aberration and color fringing that, yes, can be cleaned up in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. I wound up getting the 18-55mm which I’ve used for about 9 months and turns in a much better performance at f8, both at center and edge of the frame. If you are into wide-angle lenses you may want to look into the Sony E 10-18mm.

 
5.0

Underrated.

By

This lens come in handy whenever I dont feel like dragging along a huge backpack full of heavy equipment. There's a lot of bad reviews about this lens, but I think those reviewers are forgeting that this is a $250 lens that is small, compact and elegant looking. Theres a lot of sharper lens out there, even the kit lens sel1855 is sharper but again its cheap, small, compact and elegant looking. If you want a scary sharp lens, sell your car and spend more. Check out Flickr, see how good this lens is when used by someone who knows what he is doing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Clear wide

By

Great wide for the cost

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great product

By

It is great. I find that it cannot be rolled/adjusted

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome lens, super clear shots

By

Super clear shots, you will need to buy other lenses for zooming though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome lens!!!!!

By

love how functional the lens is. so easy to set up

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great travel lens

By

Overall a bargain and my default lens while traveling. Fine for exterior architecture, and good for interiors when paired with the Ultra Wide Converter (VCL-ECU1). This is the lens I used the most during a three week tour in England this summer.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Purchase SEL16f28

By

I use this lens on my FS100 Super 35mm. It is very sharp, with no CA and no noticeable distortion. The auto-focus is super quick, and low-light performance is excellent. I have also used this lens with macro diopter converter lenses with excellent results using manual focus. Works absolutely brillinantly with the VCL-ECU1 wide angle conversion lens as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crystal Clear Performer

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This lens gives my new NEX-VG10 the added versatility it deserves. This makes a great up-close interview lens which improves the efficiency of the microphones for video AND it makes for a great landscape panoramic view for both video and stills. If you want even more versatility, see both the ultra-wide and fisheye lens attachments made to mount in front of this lens and you have a full arsenal of capture combinations at your fingertips.

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eugene n  Does it make a huge difference to the picture you want to capture?
BORET L  There is a noticeable difference in sharpness, brightness, and distortion when compared to the 18-55. It is also much easier to carry around than an 18-55 so if you're going to be mostly indoors, I would go with this one (due to extra f-stop, lighter weight, and better sharpness). However, if you are going to be outdoors as well, I would go with the 18-55. Although not as sharp and bright, it is much more convenient since you can zoom. As to which lens to carry, it depends what you plan on photographing for the day. It's not a bad idea to own both. By the way, the 18-55 distortion is borderline awful. It's more noticeable in certain types of pictures than others but a program such as ptlens or Lightroom will fix it. The distortion for the 16mm is nowhere near as bad but is still there.
Shopper  Anything similar to this 16mm Fixed lens?
RONALD G  the sigma is a better lens
Fran F  why is lens not auto focusing?
ACCOUNTS P  Auto focus off? Lens broken?
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