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

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
wictred Senior Member • Posts: 1,195
Re: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ (SEL-1650) - Review / Test Report

nevercat wrote:

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.

You can also make the corrections in PP and the results are OK (certainly better than in-camera corrections).

The corners are still not really good at 16mm, and that's the interesting FL for me (most kit lenses only cover 18mm instead).

I got the 16-50 with the NEX-6 and will keep my 5N as a backup body, so I'll probably leave the 16-50 on the 5N and use it as a compact APS-C zoom kit - really a great combo (touchscreen, high ISO, ...)  but the 16-50 is certainly not my lens of choice if IQ is important ... got the SEL35F18 and Sigma 19mm for that, and the Sigma 60mm will be next.

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