Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS E-mount lens review by MichelvA
|MichelvA#11689 date: Feb-12-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony A900 with Minolta 17-35 f/3.5 G, 28-70 f/2.8 G|
|price paid:||came as kit with NEX|
|negative:||- distortion, especially at wide end|
- not very large aperture
- zooming only with motor, tad slow
- small flares with sunlight into the lens
|comment:||This lens came as a kit with the NEX-3N. I wanted this lens as it is the smallest zoom and i want it to fit in my pocket. |
Starting up takes about 1-2 seconds as it unfolds. The folding when not in use is a big advantage. The zooming is done by an electric motor which makes it a tad slowish, but for street photography it works.
The NEX-3N has good high ISO iq, but i wish the lens had a larger aperture. Maybe i'll go for an 20/2.8 later.
Biggest disadvantage is the distortion, which is large. I feel i have to develop all but snaps with ACR (now 8.5). There's is a dedicated profile and the difference is very noticable. Without this RAW developer WA shots look unattractive to me. Note i realise the JPEGS are corrected in camera, but there is still distortion left then.
This is the price for the size but a fair compromise.