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The Sony 16-50mm f2.8 is a fast aperture, normal range zoom for crop-sensor Sony Alpha cameras. It produces very high-quality images with great contrast and sharpness and features Sony’s SSM focusing motor for quick, silent autofocus. It’s equivalent to a 24-75mm in 35mm terms. This is a very popular length for general use and events. The fast f2.8 aperture allows for low-light shooting and a shallow depth-of-field which is ideal for portraiture.
Sony utilized Extra-low dispersion glass and asperhical lenses to limit typically image-killers like ghosting, flare, and chromatic aberrations. For improved operation, the lens also features a zoom lock switch, focus distance scale, and an AF/MF switch.
Please Note: This lens is for crop-sensor cameras. It will not work with the Sony A99.
The autofocus is very fast and quite accurate. If you need a fast aperture normal range zoom lens, you don’t need to look any further (unless you start talking Sony Zeiss). You’ll get good corner sharpness at f2.8 throughout the zoom range, with f4 giving great corners. There is a bit of vignetting if shooting wide open at 50mm, but it gets better as you stop down. However, a word to the wise – at 16mm, you do have some distortion to deal with, as well as a visible amount of spherochromatism in the corners. Basically, if you’re looking for a wide angle, you may look to a dedicated wide angle lens rather than just using the 16mm end of this lens all the time.
- Filter Size
- 72mm (nonrotating front element)
- 1.27 lbs
- Minimum Focusing Distance
- 0.98 ft
- Maximum Magnification
- Angle of view: (full frame)
- 83 to 32 degrees
- Zoom method
- barrel extend, nonrotating
- Image Stabilization
- Focusing System
- Internal, SSM motor,full-time manual
- Aperture Blades
- 7, curved, circular
- Low Dispersion Elements
- Fluorite Elements
- Aspherical Elements
- Weather Resistant
- Flare resistance
- Sony Alpha
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