differences

Reasons to consider the Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Significantly smaller diameter 23 mm vs 63 mm
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2.7x smaller lens at the end
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Reasons to consider the Sony 20mm f/2.8

Shorter 20 mm vs 62 mm
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3.1x shorter
Sony 20mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Sony 20mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Diameter Small diameters Help
E-Mount 16mm f/2.823 mm
20mm f/2.863 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Weight Light weight Help
E-Mount 16mm f/2.870 g
20mm f/2.869 g
Length Short Help
E-Mount 16mm f/2.862 mm
20mm f/2.820 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
E-Mount 16mm f/2.816 mm
20mm f/2.820 mm

competitors

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Competitors

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN

Lens

$199

Length Slightly shorter
Diameter Significantly larger diameter
Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Wide angle lens

$719

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony Alpha

Macro lens

$328 - $499

Magnification Significantly more magnification
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Significantly larger diameter

Sony 20mm f/2.8 Competitors

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Wide angle lens

$199

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Length Longer
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Wide angle lens

$180 - $348

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Sony E

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Sony E

Wide angle lens

$920 - $999

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Length Longer

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