Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ (SEL-1650) - Review / Test Report

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
nevercat Veteran Member • Posts: 3,193
Re: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ (SEL-1650) - Review / Test Report

First: there is a big difference between real life pictures and test pictures.

Test pictures have a flat test chart as subject, made to reveal all the good and bad of a lens,

Real life pictures have all kind of subjects. You will most likely never realy see the difference between the differences between two lenses from the same class.

Second, about this given lens:

This lens is far from perfect, but many of its negatves are solved in camera, so when shooting JPG you will likely never see them. M43 have incamera lens correction too, so many of their kit lenses without correction are not much better as this lens.

When you want the best IQ you should go for primes on both the Nex or the M43.

Remember that you hardly ever look at a picture at 100% making many problems wit a lens unseen in real life pictures.

Start looking at the oictures you took in the past, take onky the pictures you realy like. Examen them closely, are the 100% sharp at pixel level, Are the corners super sharp? Is there CA or distortion in the picture? Did you ever bothered?

Digital and computers makes us looking at every technical detail of the pucture at pixel level, but we forget the whole picture. This may end up in rasor sharp pictures, without any distortion or CA, but also without anything interesting.

Now to your question: you will be able to take stunning pictures with both Nex and M43 with any of the given lenses. What camera you like best is more up to the ergonomics and the futures then to the quality of the kitlens. Check the cameras in a shop, go for the one you find handling best. Forget about minor IQ differences and enyou taking pictures.

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