Compact kit lens

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igool New Member • Posts: 18
Compact kit lens

Purchased: Came with the a6000 as kit lens 3 years ago

Image quality: Average sharpness. There is a little distortion but CA and vignetting is minimal

Focusing: Focus is fast at the wide end but poor at the long end mostly due to the poor aperture of the lens. Focus is silent, which is good.

Build quality: All scratched up after 3 years, but survived a hit onto a lamp-post from the front (filter absorbed the shock and broke). Optical quality did not degrade after the years.

Power Zoom: Accurate and noise is minimal (although it could be picked up on the mic)

Overall: Very compact lens but not very good optically. Get this as kit lens if you are planning to not do any specialised photography. If there is budget, get the 16-70 f4 lens, which is much better in optical quality.

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 igool's gear list:igool's gear list
Sony RX10 IV Sony a6000 Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 Sigma 30mm F1.4 for Sony E Fujifilm X30 +3 more
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Wideangle zoom lens • Sony E • SELP1650
Announced: Sep 12, 2012
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