Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM A-mount lens review by kankushok
|kankushok#11761 date: Apr-13-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50mm|
Minolta 50mm f1.7
|price paid:||with kit|
-fast and silent focus
-lovely colors and 'rendition'
|negative:||-distortion in raw was a problem (LR5.4 now has a profile so it's not an issue any more)|
-a little drop off in sharpness in the corners
-significant vignetting at 16mm f2.8.
|comment:||This lens replaced my tamron 17-50mm. The sharpness is on par with the tamron, which is already good. However, bokeh, color, build, and af are all much better than the tamron. The sharpness on the lens is pretty good. I'd say it's on par with the minolta 50mm at f2.8. This lens has basically replaced the 50 mm prime, because I like it's renditions for portraiture better, and the 50mm isn't really sharp until f2.8 anyways. |
The distortions and vignetting are really its only weakness. However, LR5.4 now has profiles to correct them.