Reluctantly returning 16-50 (not a short post)

Started Nov 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
PeterNMIF Senior Member • Posts: 2,438
Sergey, I am exactly with you.

Sergey, I have the NEX6 + 16-50 on preorder for exactly the same use as you describe.  I've always loved the NEX bodies with EVF but preordered because of the new small lens.  I have no desire to compare with my EM5 plus 14-54 because the NEX would be so much smaller and would fit in my jacket pocket.  It would be nice "on the street" and I hoping for good enough quality (it sounds like I might be being a bit optomistic) to become my landscape go-to camera, while keeping bigger zooms on my EM5.

HOwever, When it arrives, I think I will be immediately comparing quality with my smaller-sensor Pany LX5 with its slightly similar zoom range but faster lens to offset at least some of the smaller sensor light gathering disadvantage.  For the 16-50 to be a keeper for me, it must match image quality/sharpness of the LX5 when shot it lower ISO setting as I very rarely go above ISO200 on the LX5 and shoot wide open.

Peter F.

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