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

reviewer#45587 date: Sep-17-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:KM 18-70, Sony 18-55 SAM2, Minolta 35-70F4
price paid:300 USD
positive:Color, sharpness.
negative:Zoom ring, hard to adjust.
comment:It produces the best color of my lenses. Sharp is fine. My sample suffers with the zoom ring, a little hard to zoom with. A bit too large for a A58.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 99
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 4.44
  • overall: 4.57 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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