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8.3 out of 10

Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS SELP1650

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Overall 6
6.0

Underwhelmed

jw.hunter, Amazon
7 July 2013
  • Summary: Even though i have an NEX-7, when i saw the NEX-6 came with a pancake lens, i just had to get one for myself, thinking it would be a small, versatile lens which would find a lot of use in my arsenal. i've used it for a total of 15 minutes in the 6 months i've owned it. Why don't i use it much?
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Overall 6
6.0

Compact and Convenient, Average Photo Quality

mir, Amazon
18 May 2013
  • Summary: This power zoom lens is the perfect size for traveling with a Sony NEX camera. It's lightweight, and the 16-50mm range is great for landscape shots and most street photography. Unfortunately, the image quality is only so-so, and the build doesn't feel very solid. For landscape shots, I used to use a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs with an older Canon Rebel DSLR system.
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Overall 5
5.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Reliability 8
8.0

Don't bother if you have an original NEX5

BLTMAN nickisntmyrealname KenMasters nickisntmyrealname sl7293, Sony
15 February 2013
  • Summary: I preordered it a couple of months ago and it just arrived from Sony.ca this week. The images produced by the lens (except when zoomed in all the way) have some of the worst distortion and barreling I have seen. All of the newer NEX cameras have had firmware updates adding in body distortion correction to JPEG images so this is really only a problem for those of us that adopted early and don’t want to spend $700 on a new camera.
  • Pros: Small and compact
  • Cons: Distortion. Almost unusable on older NEX5.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good products, some doubts...

CheAuDev, Amazon
30 June 2013
  • Summary: As far as the product goes, it's light, it's compact and it's quiet so almost everything I ask for. The description mentioned a constant max F4, that's not true, as I zoom in to max, it went up to F5.6, not a problem to mark down the score, but not what it said on the tin, so that goes 1 star. The lens is a bit smaller than the 49mm, so surely do not catch as much light, but that's a compromise I am happy to accept with it's small and light design.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great image quality - however...

A. Blok "Oflife", Amazon
21 April 2013
  • Summary: Wow, so the PZ has fallen to almost half price, glad I got mine in the NEX 5R kit! Anyway, after approximately 6 weeks of use, here is my take: a) Sony claim the zoom is silent. It is not, and neither is the lens on the camera in the shop where I bought my 5R from because I tested it. When you zoom whilst recording video, the zoom mechanism noise is clear to hear on the recording, whether you rotate the lens ring or use the slider on the lens barrel.
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Overall 6
6.0

im Bereich 20-50 mm empfehlenswert

helmut seeger "liberaler", Amazon
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Die Testergebnisse von photozone entsprechen weitgehend meinen Erfahrungen. Wer das Objektiv im Bereich 20-50 mm nutzt, wird damit recht zufrieden sein. Wer es aber als Weitwinkelobjektiv nutzen möchte, der wird an Verzeichnung und vor allem Vignettierung verzweifeln. Letztere ist in vielen Fällen nicht einmal mit Lightroom mehr zu korrigieren.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ein durchschnittliches einfaches Zoom

Gregor, Amazon
17 November 2013
  • Summary: Das Objektiv habe ich schon 1 Jahr im Gebrauch an der NEX6. Ich hatte auch mal Gelegenheit ein "Zeiss" 32mm zu vergleichen. Das ist meiner Meinung nach kein Zeiss weil es nicht bei Zeiss sondern bei Sony, oder einem anderen Fernosthersteller, produziert wird (soll mich einer korrigieren wenn ers besser weiß!!-es ist aber definitiv nicht "Made un Germany").
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