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The SEL16F28 combines slimline design with a wide 16mm coverage and large F2.8 max aperture. An ideal lens, whether shooting cramped interiors or majestic scenery.

Sony 16mm f2.8 "Pancake" Lens (SEL16F28)

Highlights

  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C E-Mount Only
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • PRIME
  • Wide PRIME
  • Filter Size: 49mm

Product code: 79244 (4905524636635)

3.5
(140 reviews)

£189.00

RRP £229 SAVE £40.00

No used versions available

Product Details

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Compact Pancake Design
  • Internal Focus
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Light, low-profile lens for everyday use

The SEL16F28 combines slimline design with a wide 16mm coverage and large F2.8 max aperture. An ideal lens, whether shooting cramped interiors or majestic scenery.

Coupled with α E-mount cameras from Sony, APS-C E-mount lenses deliver big camera performance.

Smooth defocusing

Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 7-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing or ‘bokeh’.

Refined optical performance

To optimise performance, aspherical lens elements maintain high contrast (even with the aperture wide open) and minimise distortion and flatness of the image plane.

Fast, agile focusing

An internal focusing mechanism means the lens barrel doesn’t move, enabling a more compact design, faster autofocus response, and reduced minimum focusing distances.

  • Slim, compact, wide angle lens for everyday shooting
  • Stylish, light design with high quality aluminium alloy barrel finish
  • Ideal for everyday shooting with minimised 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

Product Reviews

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Good value for money, Lightweight, Small, Compact, Quick focus
LensTip.com

”Pancake” lenses seem to play a very important role in mirrorless systems. A kit lens is mainly the standard device for amateur photographers, who perceive it as a “better compact camera” or a “smaller reflex camera”.

PC Magazine

The Sony E 16mm F2.8 was one of Sony's first mirrorless lenses. It's still on sale, but is in dire need of an update for use with modern cameras.

Fredmiranda

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OpticalLimits

The Sony E 16mm f/2.8 may be a controversial lens on lower resolution NEX cameras. However, it seems rather pointless to use it on the NEX 7 - 24 megapixel are way beyond the capabilities of this tiny lens. The center quality is certainly fine but the outer image region is extremely soft at max.

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 was one of the three lenses that Sony officially announced with the release of its new NEX system. Along with Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, it was also offered as one of the kit lens options for the original Sony NEX-3, NEX-5 and later NEX-C3 and NEX-5n.

Imaging Resource

The size of the lens make a NEX camera system almost pocketable. If you like the idea of a wide prime for your NEX camera, right now there's simply nothing else available. It's an interesting little lens, but its price point and its performance are perhaps limiting it to strictly consumer...

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Sony

Purchased the pancake lens for use on the Sony A6400.So I can use it for street photography. First time out not disappointed.excellent results on the camera.

WEX

Purchased the pancake lens for use on the Sony A6400.So I can use it for street photography. First time out not disappointed.excellent results on the camera.

LensTip.com

It's a good lens when you want your NEX to fit in a pocket. Don't expect to take good indoor pictures under normal light especially if the subject is moving. Don't ever take it to the beach or the focus will get stiff from sand in it. It really doesn't take much exposure for this to happen.

Clifton Cameras
Sony

Got this lens to use on a gimbal. It's smaller than the kit lens with a wider aperture.

WEX

The lens has an ugly glow around any lights that hits directly the lens. It's anoying for a wide angle lens.

LensTip.com

Camera purchased to photograph business related objects and locations. 16mm lens produces way too much distortion. With the more practical available lenses, realistically this camera is the same size or larger than a normal sized DSLR camera.

Clifton Cameras
Sony

The lens has an ugly glow around any lights that hits directly the lens. It's anoying for a wide angle lens.

WEX

I wasn't too sure about this lens but I wanted the wide angle attachment and this was a prerequisite. However, it has proved to be a terrific standalone performer. It's fast, light and vey compact so is great for taking candid shots in the street when the swivelling screen of the Sony NEX-7 comes...

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