Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Review

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Sony's APS-C mirrorless range remains very popular with those looking for a sensibly priced mirrorless camera, or a camera that is designed for vlogging. And at last Sony is starting to take the lens range for these users seriously. The constant f/2.8 aperture and top build quality helps this standard zoom lens tick all the right boxes.
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The Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is the company's first pro-grade zoom for its APS-C mirrorless system. It's been a long time coming, but it makes a stunning initial impression.
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The Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G is a high-end general-purpose zoom for E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. Announced in August 2019 alongside the E 70-350mm, it’s Sony’s first f2.8 zoom designed for APSC mirrorless bodies and a model that owners of its higher-end cameras in the series have been crying out for. Sony describes it as a G Master quality lens and the price reflects this, costing around $1400 or 1200 pounds, making it the most expensive option in Sony’s APSC lens catalogue, not to mention pricier than similar lenses for rival systems.
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