Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 2   
reviewer#44385 date: Oct-12-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
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
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
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price paid:500
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comment:In my tests so far (and I hope to do more) the optical quality is outstanding in terms of detail across the frame at all focal lengths and aperture values, and while there are also solid options on rival systems, the Sony managed to out-perform them at least to some degree. Impressively it’s also smaller and lighter than most 16-55mm f2.8 lenses without compromising on build quality, and this is important when mounting it on one of Sony’s equally compact A6000 bodies – I’m relieved it didn’t feel unbalanced in use. But it’s also the most expensive 16-55mm f2.8 lens to date, a little pricier than the Fujifilm version, and much more so than the Canon and Nikon 17-55mm f2.8 DSLR models, although these are considerably older designs.

So the Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 is priced high, doesn’t have optical stabilization and again I wish it focused closer, but there’s no arguing with its quality and portability. Certainly the price will have you contemplating if now is the time to switch to full-frame, but if you’re sticking with a Sony APSC body and are looking for the best quality general-purpose zoom to go with it, the E 16-55mm f2.8 is the one for you and comes Highly Recommended.

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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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 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!
reviews found: 2   

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 3.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.15

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