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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The 16-50 image quality is better except at 35mm. If you tend to use 35mm a lot and don't need F2.8... The 16-80 is also smaller and lighter, but it is old. You are giving up AF performance.

There are good reasons to own any and all the DT lenses. Or Sigma 18-35 F1.8 Art. Or Sigma/Tamron 17-50 F2.8.

I really don't need either. Anyone want a very nice retail boxed copy?


Nah, 35mm isn't really a thing, I'd be mostly using it for landscapes so the wide side would be where it matters
 



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Fair point on an upgrade path to Emount with the adapter.
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Originally posted by kkart kkart wrote:

Hey all!

I am stuck in a rut here & unable to decide which lens to purchase. My brain is mush. It would help if anybody actually has both these lenses and what your thoughts are but I simply can't tell which is better & yes I have looked at the lens database here, it's about the same lol So more potato brain. Both lenses are priced the same.

The Sony 16-50 F2.8
OR
The Zeiss 16-80.

HELP!

Thanks!


I've had and used both. I've taken great photos with both of them so neither in this sense, is better. The advantages of the CZ16-80 come down to the more compact size and the longer reach. That can be handy if you're traveling.

The 16-50 is better, obviously, in lower light. The shorter focal length can be problematic when traveling. I find it however, more useful for shooting events. It focuses fast and quietly, and is obviously brighter if you want to manual focus.

Hence I don't think either is intrinsically better than the other. They just perform differently in certain shooting circumstances.
a7R, a77ii, QX100 | Minolta 17-35mm G, 20mm, 35-105mm O, 50mm M, 70-210 beercan, 85mm G, 100mm M, 300mm G | Sony 16-50mm, CZ16-80mm, 70-200mm G, 135mm f2.8 STF | Tokina 11-16mm
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