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Sony SAL-1650
9.4 out of 10

Sony SAL-1650

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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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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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
12 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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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

Sharp lens, great for video

Amazon
11 June 2012
  • Summary: Good lens from Sony, one that is not converted directly from Minolta. It was designed for the A77 and when coupled with the camera it shows. Slient and quick SSM focusing is excellent when shooting videos and action at a high fps rate.
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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.
  • Pros: Improves Picture Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy this lens again

Kari, B&H Photo
9 March 2012
  • Excerpt: It works fine Quality is very good Best lens that I have owned
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
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