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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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
Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Sony E

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Sony E

Low light lens

$329

Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Sony Alpha

Wide angle lens

$449

Zoom range More zoom
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Diameter Much 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
Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Sony E

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Sony E

Low light lens

$329

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Sony Alpha

Low light lens

$328 - $339

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Longer

discussion Which do you think is better?

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