Sony SEL1655G SLR Standard zoom lens Black


Sony SEL1655G, SLR, 17/12, Standard zoom lens, 0.33 m, Sony E, 2.8 - 22


Fast F2.8 APS-C standard zoom
Sony’s first 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) APS-C zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture is remarkably compact while offering performance befitting the G Lens series. A new optical design delivers excellent corner-to-corner resolution, and beautiful bokeh is available when needed. It is compact, lightweight, and ideal for a wide range of subjects.

High resolution throughout the zoom range, even at F2.8
Two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce colour bleeding to a minimum. Sony’s original Nano AR Coating adds superior resistance to flare and ghosting for crisp contrast. Precise spherical aberration control and a 9-blade circular aperture contribute to smooth bokeh.

Compact, lightweight, and bright
Optimised mechanical and optical design achieve a weight of just 494 grams (17.5 oz.) in a compact, constant F2.8 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm full-frame equiv.) zoom lens. This fine lens is ideal for everything from portraits to everyday snapshots, combining with compact E-mount bodies to form a highly mobile, manageable system for a wide range of photographic applications.

XD Linear Motor for fast, precise AF and tracking
The same type of advanced XD (eXtreme Dynamic) linear motor that maximises focus performance in G Master series lenses is employed in this APS-C lens. The XD Linear Motor fully utilises the speed potential of the camera body, focusing on and tracking even fast-moving subjects with outstanding speed and precision. Operation is also quiet, allowing videographers to take advantage of the constant F2.8 aperture.

Professional control and reliability
A customisable focus hold button, AF/MF mode switch, and Linear Response MF add control versatility and precision that can help get the shot even in difficult, changing conditions. The front lens element is fluorine coated to repel water and grime, and the lens is dust and moisture resistant2 so that that it can be used with confidence in challenging outdoor environments.

Sony SEL1655G. Component for: SLR, Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/12, Lens type: Standard zoom lens. Camera brands compatibility: Sony. Product colour: Black. Diameter: 7.3 cm, Filter size: 6.7 cm, Length: 10 cm

Lens system
Component for SLR
Lens structure (elements/groups) 17/12
Lens type Standard zoom lens
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
Focal length range (f-f) 16 - 55 mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 82.5 mm
Manual focus Y
Product colour Black
Weight & dimensions
Diameter 7.3 cm
Filter size 6.7 cm
Length 10 cm
Weight 494 g

Data sheet

494 g
Zoom capability
Image stabilizer
Focal length range (f-f)
16 - 55 mm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
24 mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
82.5 mm
Minimum aperture number
Maximum aperture number
Lens structure (elements/groups)
Focus adjustment
Closest focusing distance
0.33 m
Number of diaphragm blades
Filter size
6.7 cm
Lens mount interface
Sony E
Lens type
Standard zoom lens
Component for
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
24 - 82.5 mm
7.3 cm
10 cm
Aperture range (F-F)
2.8 - 22
Camera brands compatibility
Manual focus
Auto focus
Product colour

Specific References