New to me 16-50mm

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by davect01, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Just got a new to me 16-50mm for 100.00 on Ebay.

    Definitely not a low light lens, but a useful everyday outside lens.
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Congrats on the new lens. A AF zoom is new ground for you, isn't it?
     
  3. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

    323
    Jul 30, 2013
    Nice.... Is this the kit lens that comes with the nex series?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Yup, the kit lens.

    I do have the 30mm Sigma, but for 100, found it hard to pass up.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    So I tried using this lens over the Easter holiday and disappointed with the amount of keepers.

    When still, or moving slowly, this lens did pretty well. However, when trying to keep up with fast moving kids, this lens just could not cut it.

    Oh well, at least I did not overpay.
     
  6. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    It is very important to understand the strength and weakness of the lens you own. That's part of the fun, and will always be useful.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I bought it on a whim and for a steal. I tried it out and just found it lacking for what I want to do.

    Someone else could find it completly satifying.
     
  8. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    See now on the A6000 it's awesome for fast moving stuff - I did a load of my friends kids playing on a zip-line and one their scooters and they came out great!
     
  9. yakky

    yakky TalkEmount Rookie

    19
    Mar 25, 2014
    What body did you use it on?
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    NEX-6.

    I guess I've just gotten used to the 30mm Sigma:rolleyes: