Sony E-Mount APS-C 16mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens

Model Number: SEL16F28
Web Code: 10148921

Sony E-Mount APS-C 16mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens

Overview

Stylishly designed to match Sony's Alpha NEX cameras, the SEL16F28 is an exceptionally portable and versatile lens that's perfect for both photos and video. This bright lens offers a big, 24mm wide angle and 83° field of view for outstanding low-light performance, and smooth, quiet AF operation.
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Overview

Stylishly designed to match Sony's Alpha NEX cameras, the SEL16F28 is an exceptionally portable and versatile lens that's perfect for both photos and video. This bright lens offers a big, 24mm wide angle and 83° field of view for outstanding low-light performance, and smooth, quiet AF operation.
  • AF for movie capture
  • Aperture Min/Max: F2.8/F22
  • Aperture Blade: 7
  • Aspheric Elements: 1 aspheric surface
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: Metal
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24mm
  • Internal Motor: Yes (stepping motor)
  • Low Noise During Movie Capture: Excellent
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.073x (APS-C)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.4" (0.24m)
  • Focus Ring in AF Mode : No rotation
  • Lens Construction : 5 groups, 5 elements (1 aspheric surfaces)
  • Mount Material: Metal
  • Non-rotating Focusing Ring : No rotation
  • Includes lens cap and lens rear cap

Optics

Lens Type
Wide-Angle/Fisheye
Lens Mount
Sony E
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
83°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
24 mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.24 m
Maximum Magnification
0.073x
Macro
Yes

Mechanics

Focusing Motor
Stepping Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
5/5
Zoom System
Not Applicable
Diaphragm Blades
7

Physical Features

Colour
Silver
Body Construction
Metal
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Size
49 mm
Maximum Diameter
62 mm
Maximum Length
22.5 mm
Weight
700 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Sony

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Manual

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Reviewer Recommendation

85%

Of the 179 reviewers who responded, 153 would recommend this product.

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  • Great Lens for a great camera
    Verified BuyerReviewed by AngieD - January 6, 2016

    I can't say enough about my Sony A6000. I love it and would recommend it to anybody. I bought this lens because I like to shoot more on the wide angle side, but needed something faster than the kit lens. I wanted wide angle without having to spend almost $800 for the wider angle zoom lens. I bought this lens to go along with the Ultra Wide Converter (VCL-ECU2), which gives make the lens the equivalent of about 15mm. For me, this was perfect. It's a fixed, and while I would like a zoom lens, this pushes me to be more creative and move around to get the photo I want. I really have no complaints and think the quality and price is great.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Good for landscapes
    Reviewed by BillWill - December 3, 2011

    This is a decent and inexpensive lens for landscapes and other wide-angle photos, but it's not a particularly good compact lens for everyday use. I'd really appreciate a quality compact lens for my 5N, but this is not a good general purpose lens. I hope Sony comes out with a lens similar to the "pancake" Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7. My decision about which camera to purchase was a close call between a micro four thirds camera and the NEX, but I opted for the 5N because it offers better image quality, but the other offered more lenses and choice. If / when Sony comes out with a good general purpose, compact lens it will have a very respectable lens selection.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Good little lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by BigRJ - February 22, 2013

    Love this little lens for doing quick out and about shots. Remember that the focal equivalent on a 35mm puts this in the low 20s, so if your looking for a super wide angle either look elsewhere or pick up the high-def adapter that Sony makes for this lens. For quick and dirty wide angles, this works well in panoramic mode on my NEX-6. It doesn't feel as solid is some of Sony's other prime E-Mount lenses, but it doesn't feel as cheap as the Sigma lenses that are also popular for the NEX series. Significantly faster than the kit lenses too. All in all a great, relatively low priced lens that's always in my camera bag.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Got a steal
    Verified BuyerReviewed by johan1070 - July 1, 2013

    This really makes the camera sing. I really dig its compact form. I prefer for my day to day photos to use this lens. I am a casual photographer and this lens pairs quite well with the NEX F3. Most of the photos that I take are of events with family and friends. Having a compact, light and simple lens is perfect. I said I got a steal. Well, the day that I purchased the NEX F3, the pancake lens was an open box item. I purchased the lens for about $50 less than retail, I almost missed it sitting on the shelf., I would have purchased it the lens, regardless it just would have been a different day.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Lens wouldn’t fit the A7 iii properly
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Sugarcircus - June 14, 2019

    I was able to get this lens on the A7 iii camera one time (and it was a tight turn) and take a few pictures with it before it started giving me error messages. When I went to take it off the camera I had a bit of a struggle. Tried again and same problem but this time it wouldn’t even let me take a picture due to errors with the compatibility. Took it back to the store to return it and the guy at the store tried it on the floor model and said he had the same difficulty getting it on and off the camera. Maybe this one just isn’t meant for the A7 iii despite that I was told it was.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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