16-50 vs 35 prime

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
jafary
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Re: 16-50 vs 35 prime
In reply to pmow, Dec 27, 2012

I own both and I posted a comparison at f/5.6 between the two:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3355617

Basically what I found is that the 16-50 is really good at this FL. However, the 35mm prime is good from wide open. It's a power house with its sharpness, large aperture and OSS. Coupled with the qualitative high ISO images of the NEX6 (up to 3200), low light shooting is just a breeze and a pleasure. I'm keeping the zoom for its wide angle range, although it's just average there, and because of its size. You can keep the 35mm on camera and the 16-50 in any pocket. You can always get the 16mm, but it's not better than the zoom at 16mm, it's not worth it IMO. I'm still waiting for an affordable and a qualitative wide prime (<16mm) to decide that the 16-50 is no longer needed.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN +1 more
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