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Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS : Specifications and Opinions


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

The Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is a standard lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2012. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 199 €;
87 users have given it an average vote of 7.5 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Sony.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   16-50 mm
 Angle of view   84 - 32.1°  (equivalent to a 24-75mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/3.5-5.6
 Aperture blades   7
 Lenses/Groups   9 elements in 8 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.25 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.21x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, interal
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic)
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   41 mm
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   116 g
 Dimensions   65 x 30 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on December 25, 2019

Pros: super compact; power zoom; excellent optical performance for a kit lens; price; focus; Stabilization

Cons: distorts and vignettes at 16mm; some little chromatic aberration

Opinion: If you bought a sony with this lens avoid selling it. it is extraordinarily small and does not take up space in the bag (sometimes I put it in the pocket of the jacket to have it at hand) and unlike what many said, it has a good optical yield, especially in relation to the price at which it is offered. moreover compared to the classic 18-55 canon and nikon on which I put my hand this lens is more versatile. It's great for video thanks to the power zoom that allows you to control it even from a distance. autofocus is fine and same thing about stabilization. Moving on to the sore notes... vignette and distorts at 16mm, if you make videos or taken in jpeg you do not even notice, since the machine corrects all the defects of the lens. If you shoot in raw just let photoshop or lightroom do the same fixes. absolutely to have, even just as a backup lens

avatarjunior
sent on December 13, 2019

Pros: Small, light, stabilized, af fast, kit costs very little, quality more than decent

Cons: for me no one, given what it costs and its positioning

Opinion: Dignified optics, light, and stabilized. Closed the diaphragm a little by even good results. If you consider the price in kit and the fact that it is very small and with a very comfortable range, in my opinion it is a good lens to use when you want to stay light or to keep as an escort. Lr criticism towards this kit, are definitely unmotivated

avatarjunior
sent on December 13, 2019

Pros: compact, light, stabilized

Cons: It is an optic provided in kit, simple, but you know it and you can not expect both higher optics (quality and cost)!

Opinion: It is an optic provided in kit and combined with an excellent APS-C (my a6400), almost given away (the optics). It is clear that such an optics goes to stifle the enormous potential and quality of the 6400, in fact it is not intended to accompany the APSC forever, it is destined to be replaced as soon as possible with a better performing lens (I replaced it with Zeiss 16_35 f./4, heaven on earth...). Nothing stratospheric, but knowing how to use it (studying it and understanding it and not using it to "nose" as many do and then complain) you get good results, very pleasant. You can use it quietly, for photos of "everyday" and also for some nice shots avoiding critical situations of light. Better to close by 1 stop and stay on the f./5.6/8 to have good/dignified photos, I would say even at the corners. It's fine if you want a pocket-sized system or almost a pocket. The stabilizer does its good work without any problems. The AF of the 6400 has not been affected in the slightest by the use of this optics, always as fast and precise as a razor. Paraluce: it exists on the market, but it is so thin (1 cm) that it is irrelevant. FILTERS: it has the ability to use them, but you do not find many on the market with what diameter (I put a simple UV). In the gallery I have a couple of MORAL photos: keep it for a while, but sooner or later you will have to replace it. Hello Alberto

avatarjunior
sent on December 12, 2019

Pros: Size, weight, stabilized

Cons: Indecent optical quality

Opinion: Taken with the A6000 I was definitely expecting something more, really bad lens that returns poor quality caditing how good the sensor of the a6000 manages to return even today . I thought I could have the quality of a very good Apsc sensor in the size of a compact and, having as the main body an a7Rii, a second body performing and cheap. so it wasn't because this little good zoom is only the size because it looks bad as a wide angle up to 30 equivalent returning bad sharpness then in my case the loss of sharpness affects the various parts of the frame differently. Flat photos and free of microcontrast, poor grip on the flare or various reflections . To those who say that you have to settle because it is a kit lens or to those who consider this bottle bottom a good lens , I invite you to try the incredible fuji xc 15-45 , lens kit of amazing sharpness and microcontrast. Ultimately I consider it as scandalous as all Sony 'cheap' lenses except for the 18-135.

avatarsenior
sent on November 30, 2019

Pros: Light, compact, stabilized, cheap, good overall optical yield especially from f. 5.6 to f. 11, good value for money.

Cons: Slow zoom, lack of lampshade (to be bought separately), optical yield does not excel at T.A. at the slightest focal, relatively dark, only electric zoom and a little slow.

Opinion: It's the all-rounder optics of the kit with the Sony Alpha 5000 that I took some time ago. It allows me to tuck the camera into my pocket due to its small size and featherweight. I did not find in this lens all those optical defects that other users have reported, if anything I detected some slight operational difficulty such as slow ness to zoom (electric zoom only), MAF slowness with poor light, some parasitic light due to the lack of the lampshade, but on the plane of optical rendering I have nothing to say. It is a lens that honestly performs its work, even mounted on extension tubes to make macros or close-ups. Good general sharpness, especially between f. 5.6 and f. 11, good color yield. Sure, it's not a blade like certain L Canon series lenses, but the photos you can take with this lens are more than dignified. I can only think that users who consider this lens to be like a bottle bottom have a faulty specimen, because my experience with this "piece" is satisfactory. I would add, after reading the comments following mine, that in fact even some of my acquaintances complained about the yield of this zoom, however, after trying my specimen, they had to recognize that in fact it was the one in their possession that was not satisfactory, otherwise mine; doing the test of the nine and that is by mounting their 16-50 on my 5000 I have to recognize that their 16-50 has a worse yield than my counterpart. The only thing that unites these more "poor" lenses is that they are sold in combination with the 6000 series cameras. Finally, some other friend who owns the 5000/5100, like me, never complained about the performance of their 16-50 kit.




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