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

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Glen K Wells
Glen K Wells Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: It's a compromise (but a handy one!)

AndreasBraun wrote:

telefunk wrote:

A test of the selp1650 on the german site dkamera and it confirmed my experience. They tried this kitlens on the nex 6 and nex 3n: same result as I had: very average sharpness. They mention that a good P&S has better results.

Both nex's have class leading sensors which could resolve much more with a better lens. Also the in-camera jpg sharpening is very conservative.

So, everyone who is so happy with their nex 6 + 1650 lens have never compared their pictures with a good P&S!The test repürt of the Sony NEX-6 in the mentioned site

The mentioned dkamera-review, see here:

is VERY positive about the NEX-6, almost enthusiastic (including the 1650 PZ!). The conclusion lists 22 pros and only 4 cons. Your verdict is absolutely inappropriate and does by no means mirror the 12 page long review.

Are you sure having read it at all?


I have a 16-50mm on my NEX-6 and ok there is distortion but even in RAW format photoshop is a one click correction as there is a full profile available.

It holds up very well at all focal lengths.

I have camera turrets syndrome so cannot help but type the statement 'maybe I have a good copy'!

This pic is at 16mm jpg - sharp enough for my needs.

I did the same shot at other focal lengths if anyone is interested.



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