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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

Model Number: SEL1655G
Web Code: 13891338

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Overview

A compact, large aperature standard zoom lens, the Sony SEL1655G is ideal for photographers who want a lightweight system with superior control and incredible image quality. This 16-55mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equivalent) standard zoom lens is super lightweight at a mere 494g and the advanced G lens design suppress abortion, reflections, flare and ghosting, while the 9-blade circular aperture helps with gorgeous bokeh.
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Overview

A compact, large aperature standard zoom lens, the Sony SEL1655G is ideal for photographers who want a lightweight system with superior control and incredible image quality. This 16-55mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equivalent) standard zoom lens is super lightweight at a mere 494g and the advanced G lens design suppress abortion, reflections, flare and ghosting, while the 9-blade circular aperture helps with gorgeous bokeh.
  • Premium G Lens optical design
  • Standard zoom with outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution
  • Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field
  • Lightweight (494g) 16-55mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) zoom lens
  • Two (AA) Advanced Aspherical and two Aspherical elements suppress abortion
  • 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh
  • Three Extra-low dispersion glass reduces flare and ghosting
  • XD Linear Motor offers fast, precise, quiet AF, and tracking
  • Nano AR coating suppresses reflections, flare and ghosting
  • Programmable focus hold button, for multiple functions
  • Flourine coating on front element, dust and moisture resistant1
  • Linear Response MF for precise manual focus control
  • Instant auto/manual focus selection via a AM/MF switch
  • 13" (0.33m) min focusing distance for excellent close-up shooting performance
  • Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
  • Compatible with a wide range of Sony cameras; see specifications for details

Optics

Lens Type
Standard Zoom
Lens Mount
Sony E
Zoom Focal Length
24 mm - 82.5 mm
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
16 mm - 55 mm
Apparent Focal Length with Other Sensor
Not Applicable
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
Not Applicable
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
83°-29°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
Not Applicable
Horizontal Angle of View with Other Sensor
Not Applicable
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.33m
Maximum Magnification
0.66x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Internal Focus; Linear Response Manual Focus; AF/MF Focus Mode Switch
Focusing Motor
XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
17 Elements / 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9-Blade Circular Aperture
Weather Sealed
Yes

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Body Construction
Aluminum; Plastic; Polycarbonate
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Screw
Filter Size
67 mm
Maximum Diameter
73 mm
Weight
494 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Sony
Sony
ILCE9/B ( α7 ) ILCE7/B; ILCE7K/B; ILCE7M2/B; ILCE7M2K/B; ILCE7R/B; ILCE7RM2/B; ILCE7S/B; ILCE7SM2/B; ILCE7RM3/B; ILCE7M3/B; ILCE7M3K/B; ILCE7RM4/B (α5000) ILCE5000L/B; ILCE5000LW (α5100) ILCE5100L/W; ILCE5100L/B; (α6000) ILCE6000/B; ILCE6000L/B; ILCE6000L/W; ILCE6000L/S; ILCE6000L/H (α6300) ILCE6300L/B; ILCE6300/B (α6500) ILCE6500/B; ILCE6500KIT (α6400) ILCE6400/B; ILCE6400L/B; ILCE6400M/B (α6100/α6600) ILCE6100/B; ILCE6100L/B; ILCE6100Y/B; ILCE6600/B; ILCE6600M/B
Other
Not Applicable
  • E 16-55mm F2.8 G SEL1655G Lens
  • ALC-SH161 Lens Hood
  • ALC-67S
  • Front Cap
  • ALC-R1EM E-Mount Lens Rear Cap
  • Soft Case

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Of the 32 reviewers who responded, 32 would recommend this product.

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  • Great lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by James - October 25, 2020

    I have had this lens for just about a year now and it is on my a6600 most of the time. This in not a small lens, but it is a quality lens that beats every other zoom option in the system. This is essentially a 24-82mm equivalent in the full frame world. It is as sharp a lens as you can find on Sony and with the a6400 and a6500 cameras you will nail focus in almost every situation. Get this and the E 70-350 and you will have most situations covered in a small package.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Perfect travel lens!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by NomadingNick - February 29, 2020

    I used to travel with the Sigma Trio for Sony APS-C: 16mm, 30mm, 56mm F/1.4 and the quality was amazing. However, being the heavy traveler that I am (up to 6 continents this year, yes, I said continents, not countries!) I need something more travel friendly. Switching between 3 primes was just soooo annoying. This 16-55mm G lens gives me just as good as image quality and now the extra convenience. Also for travel, I found myself shooting a lot of environmental portraits at F/2.8 - F/5.6. For example if the background is too blurred (i.e. Eiffel Tower or the Egyptian pyramids) then it doesn't show the beautiful scenery. Therefore I am not missing out much on the Sigma's F/1.4 at all. Now all I need is for Sony to make a APSC super wide angle zoom version 2 (update the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 to a GM or G series!)

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Good overall but bulky
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Aceawesome - March 7, 2020

    I have this mounted on my A6600 after upgrading from the A6000 kit lens. Miles above that lens. Not as Bokeh-licious as my 35mm prime, tough to compare a prime vs a Zoom. Not as wide as my 10-18mm wide angle but again, this its specilaty. This 16-55mm is great all around lens and tack sharp with the AF-C option on the Alpha series. I use it to photograph travel and my kid and its perfect for that. Its that perfect middle ground between a Prime and Wide-Angle.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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