Sony SEL16F28 Specification Guide (en)
Light weight, heavy duty.
Ultra compact and elegant, the SAL16F28 compliments your camera with a refined feel. The
lens barrel is contracted from high-quality aluminum alloy which provides maximum durability
in combination with the metal lens mount. Weighing in at only 2.5 oz (70g) it measures 62mm in
diameter and 22.5mm thick.
Made for movies
The SAL16F28 performs equally as well when shooting video. Thanks to an internal stepping
motor and rear-focusing design It has optimized video performance for smooth, quiet operation
essential for high-quality movie capture.
Smooth Manual Focusing
An easy-grip focus ring on the lens barrel gives you a solid "hands-on" feel in manual focusing.
Additionally, Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows you to focus manually after AF lock-on without the
need for any switching. This can be extremely useful in situations where AF can’t lock onto the
subject accurately, or when AF locks onto a point that does not match your intention. Electronic
manual focus technology was originally developed for professional Sony camcorders to ensure
smooth, precise focus control.
The SAL16F28 features seven aperture blades that form a near circle. This result in a pleasing
defocused circular effect on the background of your image when the aperture is set wide open.
The same type of internal stepping motor used for the focus drive is used for aperture actuation
as well, that result in a smooth, low-noise aperture operation ideally suited to movie shooting.
Accessories for creative shooting
The VCL-ECU1 Ultra-wide converter and VCL-ECF1 Fisheye conversion lenses can simply be
attached to the front of the SAL16F28 to provide ultra wide or fisheye fields of view. Both
conversion lenses were developed concurrently with and specifically for the SAL16F28 and
integrate elegantly as well. The Ultra-wide and Fisheye conversion lenses offer single-focal-length
image quality with superior portability.