Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM A-mount lens review by keith_h
|keith_h#43012 date: Feb-11-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 16-105, Sigma 8-16 (borderline)|
|price paid:||aud$500 -ish|
|negative:||None I can think of.|
|comment:||This is Steve's old lens and I agree with his assessment. I'm using it on an a700 as a companion to either 80-200 or 70-300 (I use two cameras at a time). It's used primarily for events where it replaces the 16-105 and so you really need to pick the moment to use it. With the 16-105, the additional length improved versatility - but this is a thing I will get used to no doubt. On the other hand when the light is bad, this lens will get better shots than the 16-105 even with a flash.|
I did take it on holidays for a few weeks where the extra stops made it possible to take images hand held that would not have been possible with the 16-105, and there is no vignetting at the wide end.
I like it a lot, its getting plenty of use and the images it creates are great.