SEL20F28 impresses and puzzles at the same time

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
BigG30 Regular Member • Posts: 410
I compared mine to my Canon 17-55mm f/2.8

Annex wrote:

BigG30 wrote:

I've found the 16-50PZ to be very sharp from 20mm to 30mm, and it's fair to say it rivals prime lenses at stopped down apertures based on your results too.

Great lens by Sony.


However widely panned by miss-informed people (including on this forum) based on uncorrected Raws.

16-50 is a great lens.... but only when corrected....

It rivaled my Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 (considered one of the best crop fast zooms) at f/5.6 to f/8, and was even sharper than the Canon in the middle around 20mm to 30mm. I did find the Canon was perhaps very slightly better in the corners, but I was blown away by how good this cheap, compact and lightweight the powerzoom was. A hugely underrated lens.

I'm going to post some comparisons with my Sony E 35mm f/1.8 and Sony E 50mm f/1.8 this weekend.

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