Sony SEL 16-55mm F2.8 GM
Sony SEL 16-55mm F2.8 GM
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- E-mount Full Frame format
- G Master wide angle zoom lens
- High resolution and gorgeous bokeh
Fast F2.8 APS-C standard zoom
Sony’s first 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) APS-C zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture is remarkably compact while offering performance befitting the G Lens series. A new optical design delivers excellent corner-to-corner resolution, and beautiful bokeh is available when needed. It is compact, lightweight, and ideal for a wide range of subjects.
Compact F2.8 APS-C standard zoom G lens
Coupled with α E-mount cameras from Sony, APS-C E-mount lenses deliver big camera performance.
High resolution throughout the zoom range, even at F2.8
Two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce colour bleeding to a minimum. Sony’s original Nano AR Coating adds superior resistance to flare and ghosting for crisp contrast. Precise spherical aberration control and a 9-blade circular aperture contribute to smooth bokeh.
Compact, lightweight, and bright
Optimised mechanical and optical design achieve a weight of just 494 grams (17.5 oz.) in a compact, constant F2.8 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) zoom lens. This fine lens is ideal for everything from portraits to everyday snapshots, combining with compact E-mount bodies to form a highly mobile, manageable system for a wide range of photographic applications.
XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF and tracking
The same type of advanced XD (eXtreme Dynamic) linear motor that maximises focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilises the speed potential of the camera body, focusing on and tracking even fast-moving subjects with outstanding speed and precision. Operation is also quiet, allowing videographers to take advantage of the constant F2.8 aperture.
Professional control and reliability
A customisable focus hold button, AF/MF mode switch, and Linear Response MF add control versatility and precision that can help get the shot even in difficult, changing conditions. The front lens element is fluorine coated to repel water and grime, and the lens is dust and moisture resistant3 so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.
Impeccable Sony G Lens design emphasises a graceful balance between high resolution and gorgeous background bokeh that can enhance the artist’s vision.
 Advanced aspherical lens (AA lens)  Aspherical lens  ED (extra-low dispersion) glass
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
 Contrast (%)  Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  At 16 mm / Max. aperture  At 16 mm / F8 aperture  At 55 mm / Max. aperture  At 55 mm / F8 aperture  Spatial frequency  10 line pairs / mm  30 line pairs / mm  R: Radial values T: Tangential values
Focal Length 16 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Sony E
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 83° to 29°
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Minimum Focus Distance 1.08' / 33 cm
Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.87 x 3.94" / 73 x 100 mm
Weight 1.09 lb / 494 g
All qualifying Sony items bought directly from Conns Cameras automatically come with a 2 Year Sony Warranty, without the need to register the product or claim an extension. This offer is only available on selected cameras and lenses (below list is subject to frequent updates by Sony Ireland). The extended warranty is not transferrableOffer valid from 01/01/2000 to 31/01/2021 (inclusive). Terms & Conditions Apply.