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Sony DT 16-50 mm f/ 2.8 SSM Lens

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Sony DT 16-50 mm f/ 2.8 SSM  lens


Sony DT 16-50 mm f/ 2.8 SSM  MTF Chart

Optical design

Sony DT 16-50 mm f/ 2.8 SSM  optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2011

Optical design: 16 elements in 13 groups (3ED+2Asp)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $997


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
16mm - 50mmf/2.8f/2270.372577/20,488/3,5

Additional information:

The Sony DT 16-50 mm f/ 2.8 SSM


  • Equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras 24 - 70 mm
  • 16 elements in 13 groups
  • 2 aspherical and 3 ED elements
  • 7 rounded aperture blades
  • Diagonal angle of view 83° - 32°
  • Minimum focusing distance 30 cm
  • Minimum aperture F22
  • Max. magnification 1:5
  • Filter 72 mm
  • Diameter 81 mm
  • Length 88 mm
  • Weight 577 g
  • Hood ALC-SH117
  • Price $ 700

The Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM  (SAL1650)  is a fast zoom lens for DSLR APS-C  cameras with the A bayonet mount.

It features solid weather sealed design with sealing layers for dust and moisture protection. It is equipped with the ring-type SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor), which provides very quiet and fast autofocusing. 

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 25.08.2011

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