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  • f/3.5 - f/36 Aperture Range
  • APS-C Format
  • 9/8 Elements/Groups
  • 7 Aperture Blades
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Sony E Mount
Sony SEL 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom E-Mount Lens Sony SEL 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Powe...
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Measuring just 3/16" (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 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.

Key Features:

  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-36
  • 24-75mm Focal Range (35mm Equivalency)
  • E-mount Lens for Sony NEX Cameras
  • Compact Design Retracts to 30mm
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 9.8" (0.25m) Minimum Focus Distance
  • Four Aspherical Lens Surfaces
  • Internal Stepping Motor
  • Circular Aperture

Compact and lightweight design

Despite a 3x magnification ratio covering 16 mm to 50 mm (24-75mm 35mm eq.), the SELP-1650 is thin and lightweight thanks to a retracting mechanism that reduces the lens to just 3/16” (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.

POWER ZOOM for smooth zooming

The SELP-1650 is the first lens with an electrically driven zoom mechanism. 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.

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.

What's Included

  • Sony SEL16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH117 Lens Hood
  • Limited Warranty


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Lens Type E-mount 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount
Aperture f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
Filter Diameter 40.5mm
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" (0.25m)
Distance Encoder Yes
Angle of View 83°-32°
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 24mm-75mm (35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Internal Motor Yes (Stepping motor)
Maximum Magnification x 0.215
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot
Exterior Finish Black
(Max. Diameter x Length)
2-5/8" x 1-13/16 (64.7 x 29.9mm)
Weight 4.1 oz (116g)

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Sony SEL 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom E-Mount Lens

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