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

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mel Snyder
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Re: Effect of software correction
In reply to fotowbert, Apr 1, 2013

fotowbert wrote:

Mel Snyder wrote:

16-50mm kit lens @ f3.

Uploading error detected in original post (realized it when I saw the EXIF data) - image for kit lens is now correct - and DEFINITELY GREAT!

The semi-fisheye look may not appeal to everyone.  Have you made any comparison using a software corrected 16mm image?

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It doesn't appeal to me, either. But I shoot raw and do correction in Photoshop. I admit that if there are not architectural objects or people in the edges of the frame, I usually don't do correction. Shooting jpeg isn't worth it to me, and I thought not useful in trying to compare lenses.

 Mel Snyder's gear list:Mel Snyder's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha 7 Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 +13 more
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