Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

Model Number: SEL1655G
Web Code: 13891338


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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  • 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


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
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
Not Applicable
Horizontal Angle of View with Other Sensor
Not Applicable
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Closest Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification


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

Physical Features

Body Construction
Aluminum; Plastic; Polycarbonate
Mount Construction
Filter Attachment Type
Filter Size
67 mm
Maximum Diameter
73 mm
494 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
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
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

  • So far, so good!
    by Txrtrider

    on November 17, 2019

    Sold my 16-70 Zeiss f4. Zoom on this lens is much smoother and I like the f2.8.

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