About week ago I’ve got Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OOS lens, and this is my first impressions and my Sony Lens Review:
The lens is retractable, which is great for carrying the camera concealed and usually bad for image quality. I can tell you now is that the Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OOS lens has huge barrel distortion and has quite heavy vignetting. No complaints, great result for the retractable zoom for $300.
I waited for it for almost 2 months
But man, the camera looks so sexy with this black lens! I’ve snapped quick shots in the studio (you can see by the amount of dust on the table how quick I was:-) with lens in and out, check it out:
Instead of writing the sony lens review, I am talking in front of the camera. Here we go:
Sony 16-50mm F3.5-56 OSS lens first impressions video review
Sample images from Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens.
Landscape shot, hand-held, Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at 38mm (58mm on 35mm equiv.)
F8.0 1/250 +0.3EV, ISO 100
100% crop from the shot above, center spot
100% crop from the shot above, right edge spot
Portrait hand-held, Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at 31mm (46mm on 35mm equiv.)
F5.0, 1/125 -0.7EV, ISO 100, fill-in flash
100% crop form the shot above:
Another portrait with Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS @35mm
F6.3, 1/160, ISO 100, -0.3EV, Fill-in flash
100% crop from the image above
Not bad for $300 lens on a little 24Mpx sensor.
Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at macro work:
Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at 16mm F6.3:
100% crop from the image above:
Barrel distortion and lens vignetting
Below are before and after lens correction (Adobe profile) was applied:
Sad to see how bad lest is on a wide end, but I no issues at all with digital fix for it. Corrected files are looks great!
The RAW source files are available to download right here:To access this link you need to login or to register and then login.
The lest is good for $300 zoom, especially when you know where to wash your hands!
Where to buy it:
On Amazon: Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
On BHphotovideo.com (my favorite online store): Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-mount Retractable Zoom Lens
All the best to everyone:-)
P.S More reviews for mirrorless cameras I have:
- Canon EOS M review announcement: see what I’ve got to play with!
- Mirrorless v.s DSLR: Small and Smart or Big and Serious? The Canon M and Canon 7D compared
- Leica X1 vs Fuji X100: Two hi-end point and shoot cameras compared.