Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ (SEL-1650) - Review / Test Report

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GaryW
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Re: They say it's lousy at 16mm:
In reply to Sol Invictus, 6 months ago

Sol Invictus wrote:

I tried to find some technical info on the term "that lens can't exploit the full potential of that camera/sensor". So it seems that some lenses should not be put on cameras with specific sensor specs. Is it the megapixel issue? I read a review on the SEL-16F28 that ended up NOT using this lens on a NEX-7.

So, how is it that a 24MP sensor can render a lens inapropriate compared to a 16MP sensor and how can we determine which lens to use according the MP of our camera sensor?

If a lens produces sharp details at the pixel level on a 16mp sensor but is not able to resolve the same sharpness on a 24 mp sensor, then I'd say don't use it on the 24mp sensor camera if you can help it, just because you're not taking full advantage of your more expensive 24mp sensor. Maybe try a more expensive lens, rather than Sony's cheapest?  What am I missing?

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