Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G E-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#44374 date: Sep-21-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony A DT 2.8/16-50mm SSM
price paid:unknown
positive:G-label, sharp from aperture 2.8, I can`t tell the difference in sharpness to aperture 11, lens produces beautiful sun stars, surprisingly lightweight compared to the A DT 16-50mm, fokus-hold-button and AF/MF-switch, weather sealing, the slightly longer focal length in the telephoto-range is very welcome!
negative:No OSS, flare control can be a problem, especially with larger angles of view.
comment:Even better and more useful than my loved Sony A DT 16-50mm, for me the best APS-C zoom lens from Sony so far, possibly the best APS-C lens from Sony ever. A "must have" for every Sony APS-C-shooter!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 3.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.15 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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