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Sony FE 16-25mm F2.8 G – Bright wide-angle zoom for E-mount

Sony FE 16-25mm F2.8 G – Bright wide-angle zoom for E-mount

In May this year, Sony expanded its full-frame E-mount lens range to include a wide-angle zoom lens with a continuous aperture of 1:2.8. Weighing 409g and measuring 91.4mm long, the Sony FE 16-25mm F2.8 G is suitable for both photography and videography. Zoom extension and change in center of gravity by extending the tube is only minimal, making it easy to attach to gimbals or drones. The new lens features the same filter diameter, ease of use, and roughly the same size and weight as the FE 24-50mm F2.8 G announced in February 2024.

The optical system of the Sony FE 16-25mm F2.8 G lens, which includes 16 lens elements in 13 groups, three aspherical glass elements, three aspherical elements and one ED aspherical glass element, ensures high resolution and aberration correction .

Fast and quiet autofocus is driven by two linear motors. According to Sony, its tracking performance can also keep up with continuous shooting rates of up to 120 fps and 4K 120p/FHD 240p video recording, which is possible with the α9 III. Video features of the latest α housings are fully supported. Combined with internal active mode stabilization, steady and wide-angle shots can be obtained while running. Breathing compensation and metadata logging are also supported.

Minimum focus distance for manual focus and 16mm focal length is 17cm; At the other end of the zoom range is 22cm.

The lens features three control rings for focus, zoom and aperture as well as an individually assignable focus hold button and an adjustable AF/MF switch. The lock levels of the aperture ring can be turned off using a slide switch so that the aperture can be adjusted continuously.

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The plastic lens cap is sealed against dust and moisture. There is a 67mm filter thread on the front.

The FE 16-25mm F2.8 G will be available from May 2024 for around €1,400. More information can be found at Sony website.