Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS

Announced Sep 12, 2012 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Sony E | SELP1650
HoustonTexan75
 

Great little zoom lens for shooting video on my Sony A6500. Sharp, lightweight, compact and perfect for use on a handheld gimbal like the Zhiyun Crane. The only drawback is noticeable vignetting at 16 & 17mm focal lengths when shooting still photos, but luckily the vignetting disappears when shooting video.

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Sympa
 

My biggest gripe is that the lens does not remember the last zoom position. Overall IQ is very OK and the small size is great. AF is very fast.

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Ugo78

Pro: sharp, lightweight, good focal range, small, inexpensive Cons: Bad flare resistance

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Basic compact kit lens that lets me pocket my camera in my jacket, but which does benefit from a  little Lightroom adjustment.  It wasn't until I saw the RAW images, that I began to understand the magic of software.

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Ray Maines

If used properly it's a great super small zoom lens.

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I've had the Sony a6000 for a few weeks now and it's met all me expectations. The autofocus is fast and it tracks very well. The high ISO performance is almost a full stop better than the NEX 6. It processes very fast and the viewfinder has no lag. It has lots of customizable buttons and the grip is a big upgrade over the NEX 5r.The only let down is the kit lens. It isn't the best and it's okay for general purpose use. I did a nice group portrait with 24 people at 32mm, f/5 and the sharpness ...

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chkugler
 

it`s a great lens. very small. i like it a lot! pictures: HERE

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There are a lot of opinions on the quality of this lens. One problem I see is that many people do not understand or like that this lens was designed to be digitally corrected. This happens in JPEG format automatically but RAW is a DYI issue. If you look at the low distortion, light fall off and chromatic aberration with corrections on it's a really nice performing lens. This digital correction allows a less expensive lens design and in this digital world makes a lot of sense. If one can ...

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zygh
 

I've used this lens for a few months and liked it but then it broke. While the start time is not instant, it is good enough. It takes about 2 seconds for the lens to be fully operational if retracted. From day one I felt a slight wobble in the lens. The feel of it is plastic and does not feel very sturdy. The optical quality on a corrected body such as the NEX 5N is quite good for a pancake zoom lens of its size. Sure, there are a few gripes one can make about it, but for its size and ...

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