New power zoom lens is how big?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Jeff Spangle, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Jeff Spangle

    Jeff Spangle TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 6, 2012
    Leicestershire, UK
    This is from Sony's website

    "Measuring just 3/16" (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you can quickly whip out your camera and spontaneously grab shots as they occur."

    3/16" is 4.7625mm so it's either a hefty 30mm or "where's my lens?"
  2. Djarum

    Djarum TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 1, 2011
    Huntsville, AL
    Probably meant 1 and 3/16 inches
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I would hardly consider 30mm as hefty, lol... but yeah, 'where's my lens' sounds rather attractive too. :D 
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    30mm seems reasonably, but I wouldn't call it a "pancake". Anyways, nice to have more reach on the wide end. Still preferring the 10-18mm though. ;) 
  5. Jeff Spangle

    Jeff Spangle TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 6, 2012
    Leicestershire, UK
    Sony's idea of a pancake sounds good if it's for breakfast. As for the lenses, I think Panasonic/Olympus/Canon have it at the moment.

    Time will tell, I'm looking forward to future releases.
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    It sounds real inviting. Let's hope it is not too expensive.
  7. korn_2956

    korn_2956 TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    350 i think
  8. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012

    Looks like a manual zoom ring on the 16-50


    I think this weekend I'm going to buy the 50f1.8, then sell my kit lenses, then buy the 16-50 PZ in the spring. And I'm saving up for the RX1 :eek:  Sony have totally done a SUATMM on me this Photokina
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