Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT Alpha A DSLR Mount Zoom Lens


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About Sony 16-50mm

This Sony 16-50mm Bundle comes with $74.38 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 72mm, Zing Lens Pouch Medium - Black with Blue Top Hem, Pro Optic Lens Wrap, 19in x 19in (530mm x 520mm), Black, Adorama Cleaning Kit and a ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! .

Frame up the perfect shot while composing on the go for less editing later. Get amazing wide-angle to mid-range telephoto shots with beautifully defined colors that make reliving the moment magical.

Enjoy fast response and strong depth-of-field thanks to the wide f/2.8 aperture. ED Glass ensures brilliant shots with a wide array of color or try out Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects.

Sony 16-50mm Features

  • DT Lens Design
    A more compact lens designed specifically for use with APS-C sizesensors
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
    To reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension, correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.
  • Wide f/2.8 aperture
    The SAL1650 features a large f/2.8 aperture for fast responseand superb depth-of-field.
  • Circular Aperture
    Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openingsused for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
    To correct visual aberrations at wide-angle setting, enabling a lightweight lens to capture more visually accurate wide-angle shots.

Sony 16-50mm Specifications

Lens Mount Type
Sony A-mount
Aperture (Max.)
Aperture (Min.)
Filter Diameter
Lens Groups-Elements
13 groups, 16 elements
Minimum Focus Distance
1' (30cm)
Distance Encoder
Angle of View
83 - 32 Degree
Aperture Blade
7 blades (Circular aperture)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
APS: 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent: 16-50mm)
Lens Weight
20.4 oz (577g)
Maximum Magnification
Dimensions (Approx.)
3-1/4 x 3-1/2" (81 x 88mm)
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Sony 16-50mm Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


every sony lens should be this good

simply put...this lens was the reason that i went with the A77 (came coupled with camera body)...and i wasn't disappointed...fantastic sharp results and lightning quick focus...takes a little bit getting used to the weight, but you can't go wrong at all...worth every cent...would give it a sixth star if allowed!!!

Reviewed by 5 customers


Sony makes an awesome lens


from Morristown, TN  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was the kit lens that came with my Alpha 77. The lens is equivalent to the super expensive $1998.00 Sony/Zeiss 24-70/2.8 but at a very reasonable price. The 16-50 is a APS-C/Crop sensor lens and it's the full frame equivalent of a 24-75/2.8. The lenses focus speed is very fast, the images are nice and sharp and best of all the SSM motor is silent making it perfect for pictures and ditigal. I also like the fact that it uses less expensive 72mm filters while other lenses in this class use 77mm filters. If you're looking for a fast Professional f/2.8 lens for your Sony dSLT body consider this lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


every sony lens should be this good


from california

simply put...this lens was the reason that i went with the A77 (came coupled with camera body)...and i wasn't disappointed...fantastic sharp results and lightning quick focus...takes a little bit getting used to the weight, but you can't go wrong at all...worth every cent...would give it a sixth star if allowed!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great as a general purpose


from Bahrain

I've just shifted from Canon to Sony. I am very please with the results for this lens equipped with my new A-77. the results are is better than I've expected. I was using Canon 60D and 5D with my amazing Canon 24-70 f/2.8 and I have to admit that this lens is an equal for that expensive 24-70. Amazing focus due to (SSM), the sharpness is very good as well as the contrast. Overall, it is a very very +very good lens to have.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from SOUTH FORIDA AND NORTH EAST  -  Semi-pro Photographer

sharpest images, very fast auto focus, quality build is always little heavy, no play in manual focus so you can get right on image. large filter size 72mm for easy handling…….constant f2.8 aperture…….on sony/nikon new full frame cameras becomes 24-75mm f2.8 which knocks out need for 24-70mm f2.8 lens….best lens on the market in it's class at any price……..

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Lens


from Deep South, Texas

Cant complain with this lens. I use mine with a a77, a65, and a300


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DANIEL B  excellent lens choice. Have shot in low light, beach, rainforest and city locations and it has done the job well.
Walter O  Will this lens fit on a Sony A7 camera body?
KENNETH E  Hi Walter, i am not sure if the sony 16-50 mm lens will fit on a A7 camera body. This may be a question for Sony support. i have used the 16-50 mm on the a77 and a99 camera body. i have properly used the lens for about 5000 shots. If it can be used with A7 you should buy lens. it is an excellent lens. i have used the lens for landscaping, portraits, and weddings. the lens has performed amazing. it is one of my primary lenses that i use. talk to sony tech. they are real good in answering questions. good luck. ken
Alex K  Hi, I must say sorry if my questions has been answered directly or indirectly. Can this lens be used on the Sony NEX-7?
Ramiro O  Yes, this lens is for A mount , like all Alphas and Nex.
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