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

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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,803
Re: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ (SEL-1650) - Review / Test Report

Sol Invictus wrote:

Mel Snyder wrote:

But their testing on an NEX-7 is completely inappropriate. The lens wasn't designed for a 24mp sensor - especially one that has issues with many lenses that work just fine on the 16mp sensors.

Can you please shed shome light on why this is so? I happen to bump on this conclusion now and then when reading lens revies but can't figure out how someone comes to this conclusion. I guess it is related to border sharpness and megapixels.

This is my assumption -- it may be sharp over most of the field for 14mp or 16mp, but the lens may not be able to keep up with 24mp.

The other issue, and probably more what Mel was hinting at, might be that the Nex-7 has trouble with some more compact, RF-style lenses, particularly at the wider angles (requiring cornerfix, for instance). I'm not sure if this applies to the 16/2.8 or 16-50PZ.

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