In this quick preview article I will go over all the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Pancake Zoom lens (selp1650), details that you need to know!!
Measuring just 1.17″ (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SEL-P1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you can quickly whip out your camera and spontaneously grab shots as they occur. It’s perfect for traveling and other scenarios that require a lightweight, compact camera and lens combo. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four aspherical elements, resulting in a high-performance lens that is surprisingly compact.
Lens MTF Chart
SELP1650 – Specs
Full E-Mount 16-50mm power zoom Specs
|Lens Type||E-mount 16-50mm F3.5-5.6|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-mount|
|Lens Construction||8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)|
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||24mm-75mm|
|Angle of view||83° – 32°|
|Aperture blade||7 blades (Circular aperture)|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||9.8″ (0.25m)|
|Image Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot|
|Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length)||2.54″ x 1.17″ (64.7 x 29.9mm)|
|Weight||4.1 oz (116g)|
SELP1650 – Features
Compact and lightweight design
Despite a 3x magnification ratio covering 16 mm to 50 mm (24-75mm 35mm eq.), the SEL-P1650 is thin and lightweight thanks to a retracting mechanism that reduces the lens to just 1.17″ (29.9 mm). It truly enhances the portability of E-mount cameras, giving users the means to capture spontaneous moments when on trips with a light and compact camera/lens combination.
ED glass and Aspherical lens elements
The SELP-1650 is equipped with one ED and four Aspherical elements, resulting in a high-performance lens that is surprisingly compact. The elements correct for curvature of field on the wide-angle side and spherical and chromatic aberration on the telephoto side for beautiful, accurate, high-contrast reproduction across the entire image.
POWER ZOOM for smooth zooming
The SEL-P1650 is the first lens with an electrically driven zoom me chanism. As soon as the camera is powered on, the lens extends and is instantly ready for shooting. A dual-function control ring is used for both zooming and manual focus.
Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system provides a 4-stop (approx.) shutter speed advantage, making it significantly easier to achieve crisp, blur-free images and video.
SELP1650 – Sample Photos
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