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E 16 mm F2.8

Sony SEL16F28

Features

  • Slim, compact, wide angle lens for everyday shooting
  • Stylish, light design with high quality aluminum alloy barrel finish
  • Ideal for everyday shooting with minimized weight and bulk when camera is carried in a coat pocket or bag
  • Compatible with optional VCL-ECU1 ultra-wide converter and VCL-ECF1 fisheye converter

Quick Specs

  • Type: Lens
  • Mount: Sony Alpha
  • Focal Length: Fixed
  • Width: 2.4375"
  • Depth: 7/8 in"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Circular Aperture When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

Aspherical lens elements Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

Distance encoder The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.

Internal focusing Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.

Accessories for creative shooting The VCL-ECU1 Ultra-wide converter and VCL-ECF1 Fisheye conversion lenses can simply be attached to the front of the SEL-16F28 to provide ultra wide or fisheye fields of view. Both conversion lenses were developed concurrently with and specifically for the SEL-16F28 and integrate elegantly as well. The Ultra-wide and Fisheye conversion lenses offer single-focal-length image quality with superior portability.

Features

  • Slim, compact, wide angle lens for everyday shooting
  • Stylish, light design with high quality aluminum alloy barrel finish
  • Ideal for everyday shooting with minimized weight and bulk when camera is carried in a coat pocket or bag
  • Compatible with optional VCL-ECU1 ultra-wide converter and VCL-ECF1 fisheye converter
  • High-performance optics with aspheric surface for excellent contrast and sharpness
  • Smooth, quiet, high-speed autofocus and aperture adjustment: ideal for still and HD movie shooting
  • 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful defocus effects
  • Direct Manual Focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments
Mount Sony E-mount
Format APS-C
Focal Length (mm) 16mm
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C) 24 mm
Lens Groups / Elements 5/5
Angle of View (APS-C) 83°
Maximum aperture (F) 2.8
Minimum Aperture (F) 22
Aperture Blades 7
Circular Aperture Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 0.8 ft (0.24 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x) 0.078x
Filter Diameter (mm) 49 mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2-1/2 x 29/32" (62 x 22.5 mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (67 g)
* "35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)" and "Angle of View (APS-C)" are with interchangeable lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Lens
  • Mount: Sony Alpha
  • Focal Length: Fixed

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 2.4375"
  • Depth: 7/8 in"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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