Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM A-mount lens review by stavros78

reviewer#11904 date: Jul-14-2014
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX-II
Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80 F3.5-4.5
price paid:400 euro used
positive:f/2.8, sharpness, build, fast focus
negative:distortion in raw but easily corrected in post processing
comment:excellent lens,very good sharpness at 2,8 sharp at 3.5 - 5.6 ,distortion in raw but easily corrected in post processing , perfect on a77 ,lens correction +1

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 101
  • sharpness: 4.74
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 4.44
  • overall: 4.56 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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