Meet the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G
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Meet the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G

It's been a long time since Sony released new lenses for its APS-C bodies, and the new 16-55 F2.8 G is a pleasant surprise. The lens' zoom range is equivalent to 24-82mm on a full-frame body and fills in a gap in Sony's lineup which, up until now, has been mostly comprised of slow kit zooms. The one exception is the Sony/Zeiss 16-70mm F4, which has a more versatile range, but is a stop slower than the new 16-55.

Given its spec, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the 16-55mm F2.8 is on the pricey side, with an MSRP of $1399 US. The lenses most similar to this one are the Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 ($829 US, but not as wide) and Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 ($1199 US).