Sony SAL 16mm f/2.8 AF Fisheye Lens

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The Ultra-Wide View
Captures a Fascinating Perspective

Sony 16mm f/2.8 AF Fisheye Lens The Sony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens, a full-frame sensor camera fisheye that envelops a diagonal viewing angle of 110 (when mounted upon an APS-C DSLR camera). The ultra-wide view captures a fascinating perspective for cities, landscapes, special events. and crowds A unique lens hood is a basic portion of the barrel itself. Four integrated filters are also included.

A fascinating viewpoint on landscapes, special events, cities, and crowds. Specifically designed for the Sony Alpha DSLR cameras, this unique fisheye lens provides a 180-degree viewing angle with extraordinary edge-to-edge sharpness. Consequently, the lens realizes clear, sharp detail from around 8 inches on to infinity, featuring an overstated perspective with intriguing visual distortion which is far past the faculty within the human eye.

Mounted onto a Sony Alpha APS-C DSLR it sees a 110-degree viewing angle acting similar to a 24mm SLR focal length. The lens also provides integrated filters that may be chosen by simply turning a lens dial. Filters includes a normal, 056 for higher contrast in black & white images, A12 to adjust color by purging blue hues and B12 to adjust color by abolishing red tones.


It distorts while 11~18mm is not all that quick.

A Circular Fisheye PhotographA wide-angle lens which captures in an extremely broad, hemispherical photo is called a Fisheye lens. Originally designed for meteorology use to study cloud formations and labeled "whole-sky lenses", fisheyes quickly became the vogue for all around photography for the unique, distorted appearances of images they captured. They are most often employed by photographers for shooting broad landscape scenes to suggest a curveature of the Earth. Additionally Hemispherical photography is employed for a wide array of scientific purposes in studying the geometry of plant canopy and to analyze close-to-the-ground solar radiation effects.

The first fisheye lenses designed were "circular fisheye lenses" which encompass a 180 half of a sphere and cast this as circular within the film plane. A few circular fisheyes are made in in orthographic projection versions for scientific uses. These feature a 180 vertical viewing angle, plus the diagonal and horizontal viewing angle are also 180. A majority of circular fisheye lenses take in a lesser image circle than do rectilinear lenses, allowing the frame corners to become completely dark.

- Announced Jun 15, 2006  Updated Aug 29, 2011


Mounted on the Sony Alpha digital SLR camera, this lens provides a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent).

Four rotating built-in filters (Normal, 056, B12, and A12) can be selected by simply rotating a dial on the lens.

Extraordinary corner-to-corner sharpness

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length16 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Sony Alpha  
Angle of view 110 (APS-C/Digital SLR format)  
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Total Elements 11  
Number of Groups 8  
Coatings / special elements filter element included  
Minimum focus distance 0.20 m (7.87")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.15 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Unit  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Overall weight400 g (0.88 lb) 14.1 oz  
Lens diameter 75 mm (2.95")  
Overall length 67 mm (2.62")  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Filter annotations 4 types (integrated)  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code built-in  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

Sony SAL-16F28 Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens for Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series
Front Lens Cap Slip-On
Rear Lens Cap
Built-In Hood
Built-In Filters
1-Year Warranty


Sony SAL-16F28 16mm f/2.8 Autofocus Fisheye Lens

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