Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

Sony SKU: SEL1655G
BARCODE: 027242916081


Product Features
  • Sony E-Mount
  • APS-C standard zoom G lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • 3 ED glasses 
  • XD Linear Motor
  • Sony Nano AR Coating
  • Filter size - 67mm
In the Box
  • Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens
  • Sony ALC-F67S 67mm Front Lens Cap
  • Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH161 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case

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.


High resolution throughout the zoom range, even at F2.8
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
Compact, lightweight and bright
Optimized 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.

Smooth, beautiful bokeh
Picture of E 16–55 mm F2.8 G
Spherical aberration has a large effect on bokeh quality, and is precisely controlled to deliver smooth, attractive bokeh in out-of-focus areas. A 9-blade circular aperture also contributes to this lens’s beautiful bokeh. Sharp in-focus detail contrasts with luscious background bokeh for deep, impressive imagery.

XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF and tracking
XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF and tracking
The same type of advanced XD (eXtreme Dynamic) linear motor that maximizes focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilizes 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.

Crisp contrast
Picture of E 16–55 mm F2.8 G
Sony’s original Nano AR Coating creates a precise, regular nanostructure on lens surfaces that does not interfere with light transmission while suppressing reflections that can cause flare and ghosting. Internal reflections are reduced to an absolute minimum, achieving outstanding clarity and contrast. (1. Nano AR Coating / 2. Glass / 3. Transmitted light)

Professional control and reliability
Professional control and reliability
A customizable 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 resistant so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.

Lens Configuration
Lens Configuration
Impeccable Sony G Lens design emphasizes a graceful balance between high resolution and gorgeous background bokeh that can enhance the artist’s vision.

[1] Advanced aspherical lens (AA lens) [2] Aspherical lens [3] ED (extra-low dispersion) glass

MTF Chart
MTF Chart
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

[1] Contrast (%)
[2] Distance from optical centre of lens (mm)
[3] At 16 mm / Max. aperture
[4] At 16 mm / F8 aperture
[5] At 55 mm / Max. aperture
[6] At 55 mm / F8 aperture
[7] Spatial frequency
[8] 10 line pairs / mm
[9] 30 line pairs / mm
[10] R: Radial values T: Tangential values


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