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

reviewer#44429 date: Nov-23-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:A 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 using LA-EA4 adapter
price paid:rental
positive:Excellent sharpness across the whole image, right from f/2.8
Reasonable size and weight for the A6500 camera
negative:only zooms to 55mm
67mm filter diameter
comment:The copy I tested is an excellent lens. Compared to the A 16-80mm zoom, the 16-55mm lens is sharper for all apertures at 16mm and generally sharper at all focal lengths at the max aperture of the A 16-80mm. If you're happy with the 24-83mm (equivalent) focal length range, this is the lens for you. For me, however, I want my walk-around lens to zoom out to, at least, 120mm (equivalent).

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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