Sony E-Mount APS-C 16-55mm f/2.8 Wide Telephoto Zoom G Lens

Model Number: SEL1655G
Web Code: 13891338

Sony E-Mount APS-C 16-55mm f/2.8 Wide Telephoto Zoom G Lens

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

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • 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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Reviewer Recommendation

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Of the 48 reviewers who responded, 48 would recommend this product.

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  • amazing every day lens - very sharp and fast
    Reviewed by handyandyNC - February 7, 2021

    I bought this about 2 months ago and it is the go to lens for the a6600. It does an amazing job, very fast, great bokeh.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Everything to love about this lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Stephen - December 21, 2019

    Sure it's missing image stabilization, so the price tag will make you skeptical, It did to me too. It's f2.8 across the full length of the zoom. The lens produces incredibly clear and sharp images. I use a A6300 (no IBIS). I have shot from both hand held and mounted on tripod, same wonderful clear, crisp sharp results with excellent color, both indoor and out.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Many lenses in one
    Verified BuyerReviewed by LensPeeper - February 10, 2021

    Lightning fast auto-focus, but quiet as a mouse. Zoom range goes from borderline ultra-wide to a moderately tight portrait. The 2.8 aperture throughout the zoom makes for decent background seperation, especially at longer focal lengths. Works excellent on my a6600.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Best Lens for my Sony a6600
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Andrey - April 24, 2021

    I was researching for the best lens that goes with sony a6600! It was indeed great! I able to capture beautiful sceneries, sunset, wild animals and memories. I highly recommend this lens!

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Lives up to its reputation
    Reviewed by andymw - January 2, 2020

    My wife bought me this for Christmas and I've been playing with it since. This is definitely the best lense I have for my a6500. Very sharp at full aperture and easy to use. I love the constant f2.8. This will go with me everywhere. It'll probably not be my video lense of choice as my 24mm f1.8 Zeiss prime works better on the gimbal and is also a beautiful lense.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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