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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Software Suite and Accessory Bundle

  • mfr: SEL1655G_K1
  • SKU: SEL1655G-KT1
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Product highlights

  • Focal length: 16-55mm
  • Aperture range: f/2.8-22
  • Sony-E mount lens
  • APS-C camera format
  • Integrated SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 3 ED, 2 AA, and 2 glass elements
  • 9-blade circular aperture contribute to smooth bokeh
  • XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF and tracking
  • Customizable focus hold button
  • AF/MF mode switch, and Linear response MF

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Software Suite and Accessory Bundle

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

Sony’s first 16-55mm APS-C zoom with a constant f/2.8 aperture is remarkably compact while offering performance befitting the G Lens series. A new optical design delivers excellent corner-to-corner resolution, and beautiful bokeh is available when needed. It is compact, lightweight, and ideal for a wide range of subjects.

High Resolution

Two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce color bleeding to a minimum. Sony’s original Nano Anti-reflective Coating adds superior resistance to flare and ghosting for crisp contrast. Precise spherical aberration control and a 9-blade circular aperture contribute to smooth bokeh.

Compact and Lightweight

Optimized mechanical and optical design achieves a weight of just 17.5 oz in a compact, constant f/2.8 16-55mm (24-82.5mm full-frame equivalent) zoom lens. This fine lens is ideal for everything from portraits to everyday snapshots, combining with compact E-mount bodies to form a highly mobile, manageable system for a wide range of photographic applications.

XD Linear Motor

The same type of advanced XD (extreme dynamic) linear motor that maximizes focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilizes the speed potential of the camera body, focusing on and tracking even fast-moving subjects with outstanding speed and precision. Operation is also quiet, allowing videographers to take advantage of the constant f/2.8 aperture.

Control and Reliability

A customizable focus hold button, AF/MF mode switch, and Linear Response MF add control versatility and precision that can help get the shot even in difficult, changing conditions. The front lens element is fluorine coated to repel water and grime, and the lens is dust and moisture resistant so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.


Weight 17.5 oz (494 g)
Color Black
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 16-35mm
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Angle of view 83°-29°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.09 feet (0.33 m)
Focus Type Auto
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9, Circular
Zoom Focal Length 16-55mm
Lens Format APS-C Sensors
Lens Type Standard Zoom


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Ratings and reviews

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Software Suite and Accessory Bundle

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens with Software Suite and Accessory Bundle SKU: SEL1655G-KT1

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one spectacular APSC lens I do mostly video with an FX-30. I expected I would use my motorized 18-105 f/4 APSC zoom G-lens more because of the extra zoom factor and the motor, an use the 16-55 for beauty stills or special shots. But instead I use this all the time. The 18-105 just does not focus close enough and you can't beat the 2.8 aperture. I wish they'd offer a motorized zoom version of this, but I guess they can't fit the motor.
Date published: 2024-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lense Great lens and perfect for all that I need to do in social media and on my leisure…
Date published: 2024-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! So far, I'm impressed with this lens! I've only used G Masters in the past but wanted something smaller for travel.
Date published: 2024-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast! Fast lens. A bit bulky, but a fast lens usually is, by design. Very smooth and quiet. A bit pricey, but worth the cost.
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing every day lens - very sharp and fast I bought this about 2 months ago and it is the go to lens for the a6600. It does an amazing job, very fast, great bokeh.
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Lens versatile I reviewed several lenses from Sony and Tamron but nothing comes close to this 17-55 mm lens. It doesn't great for overall any type of shooting. Whether its landscape, portraits or close ups.
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let me just tell you.... So I paired this thing with my a6100... and even though this doesn't have OSS, its a monster when shooting stills. I have carried this thing up and down the Tetons climbing, and it works flawlessly.
Date published: 2020-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite lens for my Sony a6400 Versatile and very sharp lens, even at 2.8 aperture. This is my go to lens. It's almost perfect. The only thing I wish is that it has OSS
Date published: 2020-08-18
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