DA* 16-50: your take on it?

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DA* 16-50: your take on it?
Mar 1, 2013

I was browsing the web and reading a bit about the 16-50. It is a lens that appeals to me for its 16mm wide end, constant f2.8 and weather sealing.

But from what I read on the Internet, there are some opinions that the lens is not very good optically and that the focus motor is prone to premature failure and it is not covered by warranty after one year.

I was wondering if you have any experience with this lens, if it as a good performer and can be a one lens solution for general photography, low light and some portraits.
How is the bokeh at 50mm?
Can it replace the 35mm f2.4 prime?
How is the focus motor? A real problem or is it exaggerated on the web?

Cheers and thanks!

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