Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens

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Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Maker Minolta, Sony
Key features
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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