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

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    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