Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Review

February 13, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness Cont... 3

Sharpness at 50mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out with the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens attached to a Sony NEX-6 camera body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. The self-timer was activated to avoid any blurring from depressing the shutter release. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session. The 100% crops represent about 1/400th of the total frame area.

The full frame at 35mmThe full frame at 35mm

At the 50mm end, the lens is sharp wide open, with centre sharpness peaking at f8.

The borders are sharp from f8 through f16.

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