Sony - 16mm f/2.8 E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens - Silver

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This lens features an 83° field of view for enhanced low-light performance and quiet autofocus operation to help capture the perfect shot with Sony Alpha NEX E-mount cameras. Learn about different types of lenses ›

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Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (91 out of 99)

Features


Compatible with select Sony cameras

Including Alpha NEX E-mount models.

Quiet autofocus

For enhanced operation.

16mm focal length

Wide-angle range helps you capture the optimal photo.

83° field of view

For easy use in low-light situations.

f/2.8-22 aperture range

Produces clear, detailed images


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews

92%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast lens great for photos and video

    Posted
    Bear64501

    I always buy from Best Buy, but had to buy this one elsewhere since Best Buy hadn’t started carrying it yet. I have had it for about a 1½ months now and am very happy with the performance. This is the perfect lens if you buy the Sony NEX for its size. The lens is less than an inch thin so makes the camera seem a lot more stream lined than it does on with the 18-55mm kit lens. Sony also makes a fisheye adapter for this lens so to add a fresh perspective to video or photos. Photos: Also it is quite a bit faster than the kit lens at f/2.8 so low lit shots are no problem. Very sharp even around the edges. Makes the panorama mode look even better. Produces no noticable noise in the photo. Video: The fixed lens is great for video, and the auto focus works during video. Best of the 3 lenses Sony makes for the NEX when it comes to video Downfalls: Hard to find filters for it, but same size as all other e-mount lens (49mm)… and that’s about it. Overall great lens that isn’t expensive Dear Best Buy, Please start carrying the 18-200mm lens for the NEX!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go wide or go home

    Posted
    gdbrekke
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    A lot of photographic knowledge goes into claiming "50mm is the standard field of view." I call bull! This 16mm lens (24mm in full-frame/35mm film world) is how I like to see the world - wide! It's a prime lens so it's sharper than any zoom. Some people say it's soft in the corners, but I say 'meh.' I've owned $1700 Canon L lenses that are soft in the corners! Stop it down a bit and go out and use this lens - enjoy the perspective. This is a great lens for exploring a new field of view with your Sony APC sensor camera. A great fit for my silver Sony a6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little lens

    Posted
    BigRJ
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Love this little lens for doing quick out and about shots. Remember that the focal equivalent on a 35mm puts this in the low 20s, so if your looking for a super wide angle either look elsewhere or pick up the high-def adapter that Sony makes for this lens. For quick and dirty wide angles, this works well in panoramic mode on my NEX-6. It doesn't feel as solid is some of Sony's other prime E-Mount lenses, but it doesn't feel as cheap as the Sigma lenses that are also popular for the NEX series. Significantly faster than the kit lenses too. All in all a great, relatively low priced lens that's always in my camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Low Light and Landscapes

    Posted
    chroyaytch
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This lightweight lens has a sturdy construction and works great for Landscapes or for shooting in low light conditions. The image quality is clear and bright but softness and fringing occurs when shooting at f/2.8. Also it's so thin that I find it difficult to get a good grip while detaching it from the camera but once it detaches it can easily fit in a pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for those closeup bokehs

    Posted
    jjchain
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great build quality, the image of the lens is very nice. Practical and secure caps. Buy an UV/Skylight filter to protect from scratches and enhance daylight photos. Fits perfectly on Sony Soft Carrying case with a Nex5r with 18-55mm lens, including flash and charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens

    Posted
    FernandoSA

    It's a good lens, incredible depth of field, but the focus is somewhat slow at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT LENS

    Posted
    adroig
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great cheap lens and does an amazing home for wide angles. Highly recommended for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for low light

    Posted
    Neffer1439
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ideal lense for shooting in low light and is compatible with an ultra wide converter.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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