how does the 16-50 PZ lens compare to the 18-55 kit lens on the NEX 5N specifically?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rickj23 Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: how does the 16-50 PZ lens compare to the 18-55 kit lens on the NEX 5N specifically?

ijustloveshooting wrote:

RezaTravilla wrote:

ijustloveshooting wrote:

i had both lenses on my nex5n...18-55 is sharper generally, espescially at F6.3 which is the biggest ap. on both lenses, 18-55 is sharper....also, at tele end, bokeh of 18-55 is much better, let's say, with 18-55mm, your object is better isolated from background...

i also had problems with 16-50mm on nex5N despite i updated the fw issued for this lens..however, at smaller apertures, as far as i remember F11 and smaller aps, lens simply refuses focusing,,,...but portability of  16-50mm is great.

i'm intend to change my kit lens 18-55mm to PZ 16-50mm. May i know in what condition the lens were refused focusing?

Yes i like the portability. For sharper or not i think it's slight different and it will be okay for me.

in any lighting condition,,,bright day doesnt matter, if you are above F11 (i hope i remember correctly), it simply refuses to focus on distant used to focus on subject a few meters away from me but , when i try to focus on 20-30meters away, it can be a problem for landscape ...

There is an old English saying, that was used in tailoring trade, but might be applied in this situation just as well ?  "Never mind the quality, feel the width" ...

The lens looks nice shiny black and it is compact ... which for some people is the key consideration ....

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