Will the image quality of the A65 considerably improve...

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Questions thread
NPPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,084
Yes and No...

The new kit "II" is supposedly much better than the old kit lens. The 16-50mm is built differently and open up to f2.8 and has better glass overall. However, you will be disappointed if you expect day and night difference between both those lenses.

In perfect shooting conditions, say at f5.6-f8, you will get very good results with the kit lens. Since the A65 supports lens correction, you would not have to worry about CA, etc.

In low light conditions, the 16-50mm will shine and you'll get the advantage of a faster lens.

bobbidog wrote:

... when mounting a better lens?

I just had the opportunity to purchase an A65 for a really good price.
But clearly the kit lens (although the 18-55 II) was part of the package.

Now i ordered the Sony 16-50 f/2.8 and really do hope that this lens
will help to improve the image quality. I do shoot RAW exclusively, was
assured to buy the A65 not least because of the dpr-statement "rewarded
with results that are close to what we've seen from high-end full-frame cameras
such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or Sony's own Alpha 900."

Up to now (with the kit lens) i am rather disappointed in terms of IQ produced
by the A65. Details look mushy and flat, sharpness is far from being impressive.

Can anybody brighten up my mind by telling me that the A65's IQ will improve
when using the Sony 16-50 f/2.8 lens?

Thank you very much for any kind of help.

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