Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Lens SAL1650
- 1 x Sony DT 16-50 mm f/2.8 SSM Standard Zoom Lens
- 0.2x Magnification
- 24-75mm Focal Length
- 72mm Filter Diameter
- Sony A-Mount
- High quality standard telephoto lens with approximately 3x zoom range
- Ideal for wide range of everyday applications, including portraits, travel, landscapes and general-purpose shooting
- Bright F2.8 maximum aperture allows creation of smooth background defocus effects (bokeh)
- High performance optics achieve versatile zoom range with 16mm maximum wide angle in light, easy-to-carry lens body
- Internal SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) drive achieves exceptionally fast, quiet autofocus - ideal for stills and HD movie shooting
- Aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements suppress aspheric and chromatic aberration for superb resolution and contrast
- Rugged weather-resistant design with interlocking seals to protect against effects of dust and moisture
The Sony 16-50mm F2.8 DT SSM lens is a bright, wide angle zoom lens designed for exclusive use with Sony digital SLR cameras that take A-mount lenses and delivers the highest level of optical image quality for a wide range of everyday shooting, including travel, landscapes and portraits. Leading features include its rugged weather-resistant design with interior seals and a bright F2.8 aperture shooting at all lens settings, a focal range from 16mm wide angle to 50mm tele, built-in SSM for smooth and quiet auto-focusing and a circular aperture for stunning background blur.The 16-50 mm f2.8 was designed especially for a use with APS-C A-mount Alpha cameras.
The Alpha 16-50 mm (24-75mm equivalent) SSM (SAL-1650) premium lens was announced with the Sony A77 SLT camera as part of a Kit offering from Sony, and part of Sony?™s A-mount lenses for its Alpha cameras. This is a very high-quality zoom lens with constant f/2.8 aperture. The lens was built to compliment the A77 and it?™s dust and moisture resistant as the A77 body and the A77's grip. It?™s built with a combination of metal and plastic construction and it?™s very solid.
The lens is constructed using an aspherical glass and three ED (eXtra Low Dispersion) lens elements, which reduce chromatic aberration. The SSM means Super Sonic wave Motor, and it?™s Sony?™s patent for quiet and very fast AF mechanism. The SSM is important not just because it offers fast AF, but because it allow shooting videos without the camera catching the AF noise. So even without Sony naming it as an ?˜HD lens?? this lens is also optimized for video shooting as well.
In some of the latest fast lenses from various vendors, we can find a lens-shift image stabilization mechanism. The lack of internal image stabilization mechanism doesn?™t really effect this lens. The reason for that is that the Sony A77 (As well as other Alpha cameras) have a sensor-shift image stabilization mechanism built right-in the camera itself (called SteadyShot INSIDE). That helps cancelling out camera-shake and helps eliminating blurring in the image when shooting in slower shutter speeds. The SteadyShot Inside works with every lens that you attach to the camera. So it actually eliminated the need for lens-shift image stabilization.
The second fact is that an image stabilization mechanism as less significance on normal-zoom lenses, and become more crucial with telephoto-zoom lenses. Having said that, we can?™t deny the fact that it?™s very useful when you want to shoot at slow shutter speeds and in low-light. The SteadShot INSIDE can give you an advantage of approximately 3 to 4 stops advantage, which is tremendously important when shooting in slow shutter speeds. However, we have that in the camera, so compared to DSLR cameras without an internal image stabilization, we shouldn?™t be worried about that. At least if we intend to buy an Alpha camera.
|Zoom or Prime||Zoom|
|Focal length (wide)||16|
|Focal length (tele)||50|
|Max aperture (wide)||2.8|
|Max aperture (tele)||2.8|
|Sensor Format||APS-C size|
|Filter thread (mm)||72|
|Size||81 x 88mm|
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