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

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

bill hansen wrote:

The important message for me is the very impressive performance of the Tokina 11-16. For a lens in that focal range, it's a great bargain.

I agree.

Both the 16-50 and the 17mm prime look quite bad; soft even in the center, and significant CA issues .

So , judging by this 'test', the SEL 1650 is indeed crappy . At least shot wide open, and possibly without decent Raw processing, it is a pretty bad lens . In its defence, it also is a crappy test, so maybe there is still hope for the apologists .

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