Some simple questions from a beginner

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Some simple questions from a beginner
Jun 6, 2013

1. On the 16-50 kit lens what's the purpose of that W-T zoom toggle on the side? It appears to just go in and out, but it's far easier to twist the lens by hand.

2. I've been taking photos that look perfectly exposed on screen, but after bringing the RAW files over into iPhoto today I'm surprised to see them all a stop or two darker than I expected. I'd heard that I can't trust the LCD to be accurate but is that's what's happening? Am I missing something?

3. With the in-camera correction for the Sony lenses, that doesn't come over in the RAW files, right? Just jpeg? Do I need to do anything special in iPhoto given that (or Lightroom or Aperture if I get either?)

4. I've been experimenting with the focal lengths and 16mm looks kind of fish-eye to me. Is that normal? 30mm is my favourite, and 50mm seems a bit too close for my liking. Is this just me or is there more to 16/30/50 than just "zooming", it is actually doing something else to the way pictures look isn't it?

Thanks.

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