Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Review

May 2, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Thomas

MTF curves like on or would be the way to go for lens tests…

7:18 am - Thursday, May 3, 2012

#2 hsmadi

Hi there,
I dunno how u guys do ur reviews but I really suggest u review ur review,
One thing, the minimum focus distance is One FOOT, not one meter, and it’s one foot from the sensor to the object. just go and actually “try” it.
The second probably more important thing, is how u judged the sharpness, the whole thing is flowed, u don’t judge the sharpness of a lens by taking a shot of book shelf few feet away, given the books are NOT at the same distance from the camera, those not sharp things wr actually “out of focus” geniuses. why don’t u just take some pics out of the window, with focus on the infinity.

This is truly one of the poorest reviews I’ve seen of anything!

9:00 am - Sunday, May 6, 2012

#3 Adrian

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.

f/2.8 throughout the zoom range gives beautiful bokeh. Very good walk around and portrait/wedding lens.

check out sample images at

5:38 am - Monday, June 11, 2012

#4 Andrew

The sharpness test is the worst one I have even seen. The images are full of artifacts. There is no ISO information and original image formats so that it is hard to determined whether the artifacts are caused by noise reduction or JPEG compression.
Better use ISO 50/100 and RAW to test any lenses.

8:41 am - Friday, November 15, 2013

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