Sony 16-50 kit lens

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Kiwi Paul, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Paul
    I'm actually very impressed with this lens, I don't know if I have a very good copy or that's how they are but using it on my A6000 has certainly not left me disappointed.
    It's sharp, minimal distortion (corrected by the camera I know), even the CA's and edge sharpness seem fine.
    Considering it's a kit lens and sells for nothing second hand, is small and light there's not much not to like.
    I'm now considering getting the 55-210 Sony lens then I'll have a light compact alternative kit to my A7R2 kit, comprising A6000 + CV12, 16-50 & 55-210.

    Paul
     
  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I also have no complaints about the 16-50. It's quite competent and allows for the smallest form factor when needed. I can stick my a6000 into a large pocket with it.
     
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I enjoyed using that lens when I still had my NEX-6. The 24-75mm eq. range was right in my wheelhouse, and its IQ was better than most of the legacy lenses I was using at the time. I think it had the misfortune to come out when people were shocked, SHOCKED to read that it had digital correction as part of its design. :eek-30:

    Nowadays, as with EVFs, most camera users understand that there are some advantages to that approach.
     
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  4. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    I took a hiatus from photography, due to many other demands.

    Tomorrow we're leaving on a vacation to Florida, that we take each year.

    Typically I take my best lenses. Tomorrow, I will be leaving with just 16-50 and 55-210. I should see how it compares to all the other trip photos :)
     
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  5. Hin Man

    Hin Man TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2013
    I would have done the same in vacation. I usually try to bring both kits + one good indoor fast prime. I recently bought the JJC auto lens cap for the kit zoom, it makes my kit zoom so much easier to use in grab, go and shoot. A worthy investment for around $15.

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    Link to JJC cap in Amazon

    And I use the original kit zoom cap on my Zonlai 25mm f/1.8 E-mount prime, a perfect use of the kit zoom cap, nothing is wasted.

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    Cheers,
    Hin
     
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  6. Hin Man

    Hin Man TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2013
    The tele zoom in 55-210 is surprisingly good. I seldom use the tele kit zoom, thought about letting it go at one point. Until I use it a couple of times, I then realize a big mistake it will be for me to let it go. It is definitely a keeper for aps-c and the occasional use to get close to nature.

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    Regards,
    Hin
     
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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Woof!
     
  8. Hin Man

    Hin Man TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2013
    A few from kit zoom in last vacation, my kit zoom usage has been overshadowed by my sigma primes in 19, 30 and 60. I need to use it more along with the tele. In my weekend trip such as hiking, I take my 5N instead of A6000 for smaller form factor.

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    kit zoom and 5N

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    kit zoom and 5N

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    kit zoom and 5N

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    Cheers,
    Hin
     
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  9. Nino Xerri

    Nino Xerri TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 13, 2016
    Nino Xerri
    I have both lenses and I am more than happy with both of them. Agree with you 100% on your comments re the 16-50.
     
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  10. johnson4096

    johnson4096 TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 23, 2016
    Dan Johnson
    I have both lenses and am very satisfied. I also have a Sigma ART lens, which is super good but I don't feel deprived when I 'have' to use one of the kit lenses.
     
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  11. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Hawon
    i am a prime shooter but like Hin Min, it is part of my compact take around camera kit