Versatile, Carry-Anywhere Zoom Lens
With a versatile zoom range and ultra-slim profile, the Sony 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens offers big potential in a compact, carry-anywhere package. Its 24-75mm equivalent focal length and minimum focus distance of 25-30cm cover everything from landscapes and vlogs to food close-ups, street and travel snapshots, portraits and more. The lens weighs a mere 116g and retracts to just 29.9mm, so it fits easily into any bag and creates a fantastically portable system with APS-C sensor Sony mirrorless cameras. This makes it perfect for seizing photo and video opportunities wherever you go.
Refined Optical Quality
Enjoy high image quality across the Sony 16-50mm E mount lens’ zoom range. The lens’ refined optical design incorporates both aspherical and ED (extra-low dispersion) elements, helping to capture subjects with lifelike, distortion-free detail. It also features a circular, rather than polygonal, 7-blade aperture, which gives your images beautifully soft and natural-looking background blur.
Optical SteadyShot for Sharp Stills and Smooth Video
Avoiding blurred or noisy images is tricky when shooting at slow shutter speeds or without a tripod. But with the hand shake-reducing effects of Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation, the Sony 16-50mm lens makes sharp, noise-free images and steady video footage possible, even when you shoot handheld or in low light.
Silent, Super-Smooth Power Zoom
The Sony 16-50mm lens is Sony’s first E-mount lens with an electrically powered zoom. This affords silent and exceptionally smooth zoom control that makes superior stills and video effortless to shoot. It also allows you to photograph without disrupting the moment, and film video without recording operational noise on your audio. For even easier operation, you can even control the zoom via a zoom rocker on selected Sony E-mount cameras.
Simple Design for Straightforward Handling
As well as enabling a compact exterior, the lens’ simple design makes for effortless handling. It features a dual-function control ring, which controls zoom when you’re in AF (autofocus) mode and manual focus in MF mode. When not in use, the lens automatically retracts to a super-compact 29.9mm deep. When you’re ready to shoot, extending the lens is a simple matter of turning on your camera.