Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens

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Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Key features
Maker: Minolta, Sony
Ultrasonic motor: No No
Macro capable: No No
Unique features: Fisheye
Technical data
Type: Special Prime
Focal length: 16mm
Aperture (max/min): f/2.8-f/22
Construction: 8 groups / 11 elements
Close focus distance: 200 mm
Max. magnification: 1/1.6
Weight: 400 g
Filter diameter: Integrated
Lens hood: Integrated Flower
Angle of view
Horizontal: 180°
Introduced: 1986
Replaced by: Minolta version succeeded by Sony version in 2006
Retail info
MSRP US$ $1000 USD (Sony version)

Originally produced by Minolta, and currently produced by Sony, the AF 16mm FishEye, is a prime Fisheye lens compatible with cameras using the Minolta AF and Sony α lens mounts. It is a full-frame fisheye lens with a claimed 180° viewing angle.

The front of the lens does not have a mount for filters. Rather a number of filters are built in: Normal, 056, B12, A12. The filters are selected by a rotating dial on the body of the lens.

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