Review Lens: Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

Lens Overview - Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8

Be prepared for a wide range of photographic activities by picking up this Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Lens for your APS-C format A-mount camera. Featuring a wide-angle to telephoto equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm, this lens offers a constant f/2.8 aperture for consistent exposures and the ability to function well in low light. It also has an optical design that incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements, helping to minimize aberrations and flare. Ensuring smooth operation, the 16-50mm is equipped with a Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for fast and quiet autofocus and it has an internal focus design that allows a minimum focus distance of 11.8". Additionally, it has a dust- and moisture-resistant construction for use in adverse weather and a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

Covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives, this standard 16-50mm zoom is designed for APS-C format A-mount cameras, where it will provide a versatile 24-75mm equivalent focal length range.
A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
Three extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) autofocus system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and contributes to more natural and intuitive manual focus control. The internal focusing design also helps achieve a minimum focus distance of 11.8".
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 002724283004

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Focal Length16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony A
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View83° to 32°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.19 x 3.46" / 81 x 88 mm
Weight20.35 oz / 577 g

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Lens Technical

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSMPentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AWCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Name Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSMPentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AWCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2.8f/2.8f/2.8
Year 201120192019
Mount Type Sony Alpha DTPentax KAFCanon RF
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens MediumLens SuperwideLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $750$1840
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 161170
Global 22.8283
Effective Mega Pixel 14.6565
Distorsion 0.333404
Vignetting -1.21735
Tstop 2.86804
Ac 6.7733
Vignetting Ranking 8856
Tstop Ranking 3797
Ac Ranking 4114
Pixel Depth 24.3
Price Sensor 1200
Sensor Raw 24.24
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Aug. 2011Jan. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand SonyPentaxCanon


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