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Light, low-profile lens for everyday use

E 16 mm F2.8 Wide Angle (SEL16F28)

The SEL16F28 combines slimline design with a wide 16 mm 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.

Circular aperture for smooth bokeh
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’.

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.

Refined optical performance

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

Illustration of lens configuration
Lens Configuration

[1] Aspherical lens

Modulation Transfer Function of SEL16F28
MTF Chart

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

Specifications and Features

  • Ultra-slim (22.5 mm) and lightweight design

  • High-quality aluminum finish

  • High-performance optics with aspherical lens elements

  • Ideal for shooting stills or movies

  • 35 mm equivalent focal length: 24 mm

Minimum Focus Distance
0.24 m (0.8 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
49 mm
67 g (2.4 oz)

What's in the Box

Lens front cap, Lens rear cap

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