Night-time image shot with the 16-50 kit lens on my NEX-6

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by -et-, May 20, 2015.

  1. -et-

    -et- TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 26, 2013
    Southern California
    I often see negative comments about the 16-50 kit lens, but those do not match my own experience. It may not be the equal of my Zeiss 24mm f:1.8 lens, but I have found it to be a quite satisfactory lens, especially for the price.

    Here is an image taken after dark a couple of weeks ago in Vancouver harbor. Shot handheld at 50mm, 1/8 second, f:5.6, and ISO 3200, using my NEX-6.

    - Tom -

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice photo!
  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Great night capture. I agree with you there in that regard about the kit zoom. I believe designers at Sony optimized it well to be an all-rounder lens.
    I shot at entire evening of street shots with it in Ventura, CA. I didn't have high expectations but was astonished by the number of acceptable photos. All hand-held as well.
  4. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    I've had a lot of great shots from the kit lens. There are times when it outshines my rokkor 50 f/1.2 in the sheer quality of the pic

    MAZALA TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 2, 2016
    That is great to hear. As the soon to be new owner of a A6000 with the above mentioned lens, I'm happy to read that this lens is not as crappy as a lot of people seem to think. Looking forward to learning about my new Sony gear on this forum. Thank you.
  6. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Welcome to Talkemount MAZALA
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    MAZALA TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 2, 2016
    Thank you.
  8. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    N├Žstved, Denmark
    The lens IS crappy but thats made plenty well up for by some great correction software :)
    Great picture btw.