How is the SEL20F28 for walk-around/pocketing purposes?

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Re: How is the SEL20F28 for walk-around/pocketing purposes?
In reply to Chad Hardy, 5 months ago

Chad Hardy wrote:

It is a prime 2.8, will be better than kit zoom lens.

This is not a reasonable assumption in all cases.  I have used plenty of zoom lenses that perform better than prime lenses.

However, in this case I think it is a fair assumption, the 16-50mm is pretty weak in the corners until somewhere between 19-24mm.  I think the 20mm would have about 1 f/stop on it too, the 16-50mm drops in aperture very fast.  At 19mm it is already f/4, and f/4.5 by 24mm.

Eric

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