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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Re: You might be asking the wrong question
In reply to temama, Apr 2, 2013

temama wrote:

cptrios wrote:

captura wrote:

However, the OP's original question was, "Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens?"

At about than about 20mm and wider, the 16-50 is worse than the 18-55. So the correct answer is;  Very Crappy.

I didn't want to say it quite so harshly, but it's true. At the wide end it looks to be potentially worse than the 16/2.8 (at least in the OP's samples).

It seems that we have very different opinions on this lens. On the other hand - who cares? No one is forced to buy it

I really like wide end of  this zoom  - that it is there when needed.

After-all we're talking about all-around zoom lens! And its tiny size is just perfect match for little NEX cameras.

I think that something like 20-50mm would be very boring range compared to the 16-50mm.

- No one is forced to buy it ?

Most people who want a NEX-6 or a NEX-3N are forced to accept it as part of the package.

Other forums scorn Sony NEX because of their disastrous policy wrt lenses. Many buyers avoid buying NEX's for the same reasons...mostly there not being enough decent quality E-mount lenses.

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