How to Evaluate a New Lens? (Sort of Disappointed with the 16-70)

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Re: How to Evaluate a New Lens? (Sort of Disappointed with the 16-70)
In reply to Ynos, 4 months ago

Ynos wrote:

My opinion is that people just over expect or expect too much from a zoom. 16-70 is a nice zoom, but it is not much different from 16-50 or 18-55 or any other NEX zoom.

Sony produces great sensors and pretty good bodies, and ... pretty average, if not to say mediocre consumer grade lenses. People are willing to pay any money just to get a good lens. It stands to reason that they think paying a grand for the 16-70 they would finally get a great lens and very disappointed when they get pretty much the same image quality just a little bit longer and a little bit faster lens. If the lens were priced according to what it actually offers, say $400 retail and $200 as kit, then there wouldn't be any unreasonable expectations.

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