Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS E-mount lens review by linzthom

reviewer#44334 date: Jul-17-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:a-mount glass
price paid:NZ$300, NZ$110
positive:small, sharp, very portable, compliments my a-mount lenses, 16mm width.
negative:nothing really
comment:This wee lens came with a Nex 5T which was why I bought them both. The combination is very easy to transport around and as a general every day combo it is ideal. Using it whilst hiking I didn't notice its weight or baulk and it fitted into a shirt pocket perfectly.It is also very unobtrustive at events combined with the 5T .
I use an a580/a77ii and Tamron 150_600 for my wild life gear and I find with this wee outfit they all compliment each other in every way. The lens itself, is acceptably sharp from the camera and through PS Elements really makes it shine.
I was very scepticle about e_mount but now I'm rather taken with it and just happily change between the 2 systems.
Very recommended
Edit: bought a second one for my a6300 and just as happy with it as the one on the Nex5t. I can't see why people are so negative about it ( unless they are hypercritical, pixel peepers)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 17
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 4.41
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.00
  • flare control: 3.88
  • overall: 3.86 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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