Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony E 16mm f/2.8

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony E

Release Date: 2010-06-11

MSRP Price: $248

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The wide 16mm coverage (equivalent to a 24mm lens on a full frame camera) makes for comfortable shooting in situations ranging from cramped indoor settings to sweeping landscapes, and the large f/2.8 maximum aperture is ideal for handheld shooting in low light.

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length16mm
Mount TypeSony E
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)APS-C Sensor
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:13.6
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)83°
Optical Information
Lens Elements5
Lens Groups5
Diaphragm Blades7
Aspherical Elements1
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.24m
Filter Information
Filter Size49mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions2.26 x 6.20cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack or Silver

Lens Construction and MTF Chart

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Construction and MTF Chart


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Achilleas Labrou

Very soft lens with strong vignetting at f/2.8.
Very light, small and convenient lens.
Best sharpness between f/8 and f/11.
The similar sized Sony pancake lens at 20mm f/2.8 is much more sharper with less barrel distortion and vignetting.