Reviews and Problems with Sony 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-mount
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Not the sharpest tool, but good all-around
TaylorM, B&H Photo
20 December 2015
Excerpt: I purchased an A6000 with this lens. It's a kit lens and you shouldn't expect any more from it. Wide open it tends to be a bit soft, stopped down it has decent sharpness and contrast. The OSS works well and is nice for both photos and videos.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Oss Optical Stabilization
Cons: Poor in Low Light, Soft wide open, Zoom Noise In Video
Excerpt: I've used the lens for a long trek in Nepal, and for many family occasions. It's not as sharp as other lenses I've tried (Zeiss Touit, mostly), but the useful focal length, compactness, and overall OK picture quality made this lens stay attached to My A6000 for a long time. Very fast auto-focus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: This is the kit lens for the A6000, I found it convenient and sharp enough for my street photographyTogether with the camera house it is a very portable combo I can have nearly always with me.
Summary: I had this lens for about 3 months before it broke. It was in my bag and apparently the lens barrel had protruded outward and was misaligned while it was in my camera bag. When it performed it was ok for what it was. Didn't feel that fast and quality wise gave images that were subpar.
Misleading Item Description of a Lens that is Not Great for Serious Photographers
Sarah M., Amazon
6 September 2015
Summary: 2 stars for the item description and 2 stars for the item itself. This product is listed as "bulk packaging." To me, bulk packaging means an unmarked box, not a gray market lens with no paperwork and no back cap stuffed in a flimsy piece of bubble wrap.