Usefulness of 16-50/2.8

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Woland65
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Usefulness of 16-50/2.8
Feb 3, 2012

I am thinking of selling my Sony 16-50/2.8. What would you do?

When I am outdoors in decent lighting I can make do with a slower lens (that has longer reach and/or is lighter).

When I shoot in low light, usually indoors, 2.8 is not fast enough. I reach for my Sigma 30/1.4 instead.

When I want shallow DOF, 2.8 at 16-50 mm is not shallow enough, so I use my 30/1.4, 85/1.4 or 135/2.8 instead.

The only reason that makes it tempting to bring the heavy 16-50 along is for video.

Agree or disagree?

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