Operating Instructions/Mode d'emploi/Manual de
16mm F2.8 Fisheye
©2006 Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
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16mm F2.8 Fisheye
16mm F2.8 Fisheye is a fisheye lens with a wide angle-of-view. You can enjoy
unique image-expression, owing to its unique deformation-effects.
This lens is designed for A-mount, which can be used on Sony α cameras.
Notes on use
Precautions for flash use
Due to the lens' wide angle of view, edges of pictures will tend to be dark in
combination with a flash. Countermeasures, such as using bounce flash with an
external flash is recommended.
When you use lens, the corners of the screen become darker than the center.
To reduce this phenomena (called vignetting), close the aperture by 1 to 2
Names of parts
1···Filter index 2···Filter-changing ring 3···Lens contacts 4···Mounting index
5···Depth-of-field scale 6···Distance scale 7···Distance index 8···Focusing ring
Attaching/detaching the lens
To attach the lens (See illustration –.)
To remove the lens (See illustration –.)
While pressing and holding the lens release button on the camera,
rotate the lens counterclockwise until it stops, then detach the lens.
Attaching the lens front cap (See illustration –.)
Attach the lens front cap fully so it is not loose, then pull the string to secure
Depending on the lens mechanism, the focal length may change with any change of the shooting distance. The focal length assumes the lens is focused at infinity.
Included items: Lens (1), Lens front cap (1), Lens rear cap (1), Set of printed documentation
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
When using the auto focus, the camera focuses the lens automatically.
You will find information on using each lens in this manual. Precautions
When focusing manually, set your camera to the manual focus and rotate the
common to lenses, such as notes on use will be found in "Precautions
focusing ring while looking through the viewfinder, etc.
before using" on a separate sheet. Be sure to read both documents before
using the lens.
This lens is a wide angle type. Make sure the shoulder-strap, your fingers,
etc., are not in the frame when a picture is taken.
When focus is set on a subject, anything at that same distance will appear
sharp, and anything within a certain range before and beyond the subject will
also appear in focus; this is called depth of field. Depth of field depends on
the subject distance and aperture you choose and is indicated by the lines on
When using this lens with an E-mount camera, attach a separately sold Mount
the depth-of-field scale corresponding to the aperture.
Adaptor. Do not attach the lens directly to the E-mount camera or you may
The depth-of-field scale and depth-of-field table are for 35mm-format cameras.
The depth-of-field is shallower when you use Interchangeable Lens Digital
When you carry the camera with the lens attached, make sure to hold both the
Cameras equipped with an APS-C sized image sensor.
camera and the lens steadily.
Do not hold the camera by the lens part extended for focusing.
This lens has four filters, which can be changed where appropriate. Make
sure to have one of the filters set when shooting, since the filter is part of the
NORMAL: This is for general use. Use this filter, unless filter effects are
This is effective for use in shooting distant landscapes with
enhanced contrast, when monochrome shooting or using a
black and white film.
This is for use in shooting under the sunlight with a tungsten
film. It prevents pictures from becoming blue, and maintains
accurate color rendition.
This is for use in shooting under tungsten lighting with a
daylight-color film. It prevents pictures from becoming red, and
maintains accurate color rendition.
* No setting required when using a Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. Adjust
white balance on the camera, when color temperature needs adjusting.
To change filters
Pull the filter-changing ring towards the camera, rotate it, and set the desired
filter setting on the filter index.
Remove the rear and front lens caps and the camera body cap.
Align the orange index on the lens barrel with the orange index
Rotate the filter-changing ring until it clicks into place. If it is not set
on the camera (mounting index), then insert the lens into the
properly, a red line appears between the lens hood and filter-changing ring
camera mount and rotate it clockwise until it locks.
as a warning.
Do not press the lens release button on the camera when mounting the lens.
Do not mount the lens at an angle.
When using a filter other than NORMAL, the amount of light reaching the
image sensor (or the film) decreases. Exposure is automatically compensated
for in all auto-exposure modes, or in metered manual mode. If your camera
is set to the manual exposure mode and you are using a commercially-
available exposure meter, set plus exposure compensation. Test shooting is
recommended to determine the appropriate degree of compensation.
The value for equivalent 35mm-format focal length is based on Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras equipped with an APS-C sized image sensor.
The value of angle of view 1 is based on 35mm-format cameras, and that of angle of view 2 is based on Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras equipped with an APS-C sized
Minimum focus is the distance from the image sensor to the subject.
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