SEL1650 vs SEL1670 : another comparison thread

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SEL1650 vs SEL1670 : another comparison thread
1 week ago

Took some controlled test shots today to compare the 1650 to the 1670Z. Setup the camera on A-mode, ISO100 with a 2sec delay for the shutter. Mounted the camera on a tripod to get pictures from both lenses as close as possible. Also made sure that the aperture for the 1670 matched that of the 1670 since the kitlens has a varying aperture speed compared to the 1670.

From what I get from these tests, I'm almost certain that keeping the 1670Z is overkill. The 1650 does quite well (or the 1670Z does poorly, depending how you look at it). I see a difference in iq and sharpness in the 1670 and of course the reach and constant aperture are a huge bonus, but still...

What do you guys think? First 4 pictures in the file are with the 1650, last 4 are with the 1670Z.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3301565/1650vs1670.zip

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