Sony 16-50mm Retractable Zoom Lens Shipping in February: Pre-Orders Open

While most camera retailers have the Sony 16-50mm retractable zoom lens (SELP-1650) listed as shipping in late-January, the official Sony product page lists February 20 as the estimated shipping date. This will be the first time the lightweight lens is being offered as a standalone purchase.

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The retractable zoom lens features a focal length range of 24-75mm in the 35mm format equivalency, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four aspherical elements. When switched off, the retracting mechanism reduces the lens to just 1-3/16” (30.2 mm) making it the perfect compact camera companion for traveling. The SELP-1650 is a Sony E-mount lens, which means it's compatible with Sony's NEX cameras and NEX Handycam Camcorders. The E-mount retractable zoom lens also features a built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, and an electrically driven zoom mechanism.

Both Adorama and B&H are accepting pre-orders for the Sony 16-50mm E-Mount retractible zoom lens for $348. It's also available with the Sony Alpha NEX-5R as $798 kit.

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