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Sony SAL-1650
9.4 out of 10

Sony SAL-1650

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Overall 9

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Review

What Digital Camera
25 February 2013
  • Summary: In summary, this is a very good lens in its own right and an excellent choice as a versatile kit lens. The depressed MTF curves simply indicate that advances in Sony's sensor technology are now out-pacing lens performance at the top end.
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Overall 7

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

PC Magazine
10 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is a fine standard angle zoom with a fixed f/2.8 aperture throughout its range, but it's a little pricey.
  • Pros: Sharp throughout zoom range. Fixed f/2.8 aperture. 3.1x zoom range.
  • Cons: Lots of distortion at 16mm. Edges could be sharper. Pricey.
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Lens Test: Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

Pop Photo
1 March 2007
  • Excerpt: This high-speed, standard-range, Alpha-mount utility zoom scales up to the full-frame equivalent of a 24–75mm on Sony APS-C bodies. When it was introduced with Sony’s remarkable Alpha 77 in mid-2011, Sony insiders referred to the 16–50mm f/2.8 ($700, street) as the camera’s “non-kit kit lens,” and,...
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DT 16-50 mm f/2.8 SSM

25 April 2012
  • Excerpt: When it comes to full frame cameras we’ve got two types of fast standard zoom lenses – we are thinking here about 28–7x mm f/2.8 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 class. In the case of APS-C/DX sensors the situation isn’t so clear any longer. At the beginning 17-5x mm f/2.8 instruments appeared on the market.
  • Cons: Weak image quality on the edge of the frame near the maximum relative aperture,, Significant chromatic aberration close the maximum relative aperture at both ends of focal range,, Vignetting which is not only high but also higher than that of the competitors,, High and complicated distortion at t...
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Photo answers
25 May 2011
  • Conclusion: If you're a Sony user looking for a solid and simple-to-use standard zoom, this is a great deal for you. We don't consider the £559 price-tag to be too steep for a lens of this quality, especially as it is extremely well-built and tough as old boots.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Overall quality 6
Build quality 8

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM (SAL-1650) - Review / Lens Test

15 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM doesn't deliver an absolutely flawless job on the NEX 7 but at optimal settings you can achieve very good if not impressive results across the image frame.
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Expert Review

23 April 2012
  • Summary: Bardzo dobrego obiektywu klasy 16–50 mm f/2.8 nie udało się jeszcze zrobić żadnej firmie. Niestety sztuka ta nie udała się też Sony. Co nie oznacza jednak, że Sony 16–50 mm f/2.8 SSM to obiektyw nieudany. Daleki jestem od takiego stwierdzenia.
  • Pros: dobra jakość wykonania,, bardzo dobra jakość zdjęć w centrum kadru,, mała podłużna aberracja chromatyczna,, przyzwoicie korygowana koma,, znikomy astygmatyzm,, bardzo szybki i cichy autofokus.
  • Cons: słaba jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru w okolicach maksymalnego otworu względnego,, wyraźna aberracja chromatyczna w okolicach maksymalnego otworu względnego na krańcach ogniskowych,, winietowanie nie dość że duże, to jeszcze większe od konkurentów,, duża i skomplikowana dystorsja na najszerszym kąc...
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Expert Review

25 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Универсальные возможности, легкий корпус, первоклассная оптика. Плавная и бесшумная автофокусировка при съемке фотографий и HD-видео. Корпус с защитой от влаги и пыли.
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