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

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Keit ll
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Re: Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina
In reply to forpetessake, Apr 1, 2013

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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