Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
nevada5 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,568
You might be asking the wrong question

Instead of asking how crappy is the lens, you should be asking about how crappy is Sony's quality control.

I don't question those who claim they are getting great results from the lens - why would they lie?  But I bought two of them and had to send them both back due to unacceptable quality loss about two-thirds away from the center of the frame.

I really liked using the lens and I'd like to have a good compact normal-range zoom.

So my question is - How many do I need to buy to get a good one?

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