Sony 16-70 and 18-135 both reduced on

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Re: Sony 16-70 and 18-135 both reduced on

jcm56 wrote:

I picked up the 16-70 at the much reduced price and it arrived today. I already have a 16-55 f/2.8, but wanted something lighter and with OSS I could use on the lighter a6000, which of course has no IS. I tested it quickly outside against the 16-55 today. My copy of the 16-70 seems well centred, though it still has pretty dubious corners and edges, even at f/8. Against the 16-55, it is less sharp in the entire image, has less contrast, and is much weaker in the corners and edges. The 16-55 is of course, a very sharp and contrasty lens

I watched a YouTube review comparing the 16-70 and 16-55 and the latter looks like a very fine lens which justifies it's RRP much more than the 16-70, which I do like for its small size, useful range and constant f4 aperture.

Another review from the same guy compared the 16-55 with the Sigma prime trio of 16, 30 and 56mm primes and his test shots showed a negligible difference in sharpness between the zoom and the primes.

I've not seem the 16-55 discounted much other than the Sony cash back at around this time of year.

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