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Sony SAL-1650
9.6 out of 10

Sony SAL-1650

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Overall 8
8.0

A lens that does not disappoint.

Thinkinginpictures, Amazon
1 December 2015
  • Summary: I have shot with this lens for about two years before selling it off. I sold it- along with my A77- to acquire a A900. I've recently repurchased this lens along with the A77II for these reasons: 1) The image quality is very good even wide open. Color saturation and sharpness are all their.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent kit lens for Sony APSC cameras

AEH, Amazon
14 September 2015
  • Summary: This lens meets all my expectations. Excellent sharpness throughout range and fast accurate focusing on my Sony A-77 - even in very low light. I only wish the lens were a little longer than 50mm.
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Overall 8
8.0

great for sony alpha dlst

castrati10, B&H Photo
13 November 2013
  • Excerpt: great lens with pretty acurate autofocus for video. I would say the focal length range is pretty good on an crop sensor. I also have a 28-70 and i do occasionlly find myself wanting more in the frame.
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Overall 8
8.0

Must have walk-around lens

B. Fong "shinboy", Amazon
5 March 2013
  • Summary: Having owned the Sony 18-250mm, SAM 5018, and SAM 3518, this is the best solution that has both good image quality and portability without carry a bunch of lens with you. Another plus is that the autofocus is silent and quick so get ready for taking movies with faster autofocus and without hearing...
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth every penny!

oLy, B&H Photo
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I was looking for a great wide angle addition and I found it! Try the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 and I was very disappointed. I took the chance to pay more $ for this Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 and it pays off. It's a bit too big to handle easily, but nothing that you couldn't manage.
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Overall 8
8.0

very sharp and fast

PhotoRock, Amazon
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Pros: sharp images even at maximum aperture. Reasonably priced - good value. Cons: Wicked barrel distortion at 16mm. Substantially larger and heavier than variable aperture kit lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

One of the best!

Bernie R. Calkins, Amazon
15 August 2012
  • Summary: This lens lives up to all of the positive reviews I have read. Crystal-clear focus and easy to use. Even nice bokeh for a zoom. It is a heavy lens, but the photographic results are worth the extra heft.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Tyson L. Sparks, Photography Review
11 May 2012
  • Summary: I like this lens a lot, it never comes off of my alpha 100, it is a way better lens than camera. It needs to be on at least an a700. It is fast accurate and well built. I got a real good deal on it, I did not pay retail. But for anyone looking for a new lens don't pass this one up.
  • Pros: Fast, color, build, DOF control.
  • Cons: Sometimes it searches more than I would like in low light, requires some post processing as far as some sharpening.
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens, but noticeable distortion (updated on Apr. 11)

Amazon
11 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased A77 with this lens more than a month ago. This is a great lens and it works wonderfully even at its largest aperture! The biggest problem is, I like to shoot in raw+jpeg mode. When I compare raw and jpeg pictures, I can clearly see distortions!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good optics, great build.

ego, B&H Photo
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I am a long-time Canon shooter who recently received a Sony a65, so I needed a general purpose lens and chose the 16-50 2.8. The first thing I noticed was the build quality - easily Canon "L" quality. The focus motor is near silent, and it achieves focus very quickly.
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