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

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable
$180 - $298
16-50 mm
autofocus 3.1x zoom lens
f/3.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Sony SteadyShot Image stabilized
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Sony Alpha a6500 and Sony Alpha a6300.

Sony Alpha a6500
72.6 - 26.4°
horizontal angle of view
24.5-76.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Length Quite short Help
30 mm
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Sony SteadyShot

Cons

The Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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16 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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3.1x
Magnification
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1:4.7 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/36
unique unique

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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Sony SteadyShot
above average above average
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Sony E
Length
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30 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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65 mm
above average above average
Filter size
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Unknown
Weight
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116 g
above average above average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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72.8°
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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52°
Telephoto vertical
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17.7°
Wide diagonal
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83°
Telephoto diagonal
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31.6°

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Avatar for James Doucette James Doucette (3:00 AM, September 14, 2016)
This is my first e mount lens that came as part of a kit. I read many reviews and it didn't receive high marks. With that said this lens is better than I expected. Much sharper than many reviewers suggested. I am really quite pleased!