Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Keit ll Senior Member • Posts: 3,703
Re: Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina

I'm not sure why the OP when posting to show how good the kit lens is didn't bother to use distortion correction as the image shown was definitely faulty ?

As others have said lenses can vary in quality but often value judgments are made soon after purchase in a bad fit of buyers remorse & before the user has learnt how to handle his new camera efficiently. Jpegs are shot in a hurry , often indoors in poor light , & no attempt is made to apply any corrections or tweaks to colour or sharpness etc.

Most results can be improved with a little care & attention but no lens is going to equal another which may cost 3X as much ! The supplied kit lenses are good value for money but if you want better than you are going to have to pay much more & this is one area where Sony fails as other options are thin on the ground. 

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