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97 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of SONY SAL-1650. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of SONY SAL-1650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens for Sony A-Mount CamerasSony 16-50mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens for Sony A-Mount Cameras

Jun, 2018

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Super Lens


This gives me such a good range on my camera I'm sure it will be the most common I use. Lovely handle and excellent results.

Jan, 2016

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Quality Product


I bought this lens 6 weeks ago. So far had excellent results with it. With aperture of 2.8f it is fast, it renders the colours beautifully. As mentioned in other reviews it is slightly heavy than 100 mm 2.8f lens. It balances in the hand well, I have...

Sep, 2015

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Best kit zoom I've ever owned


My wife is very pleased with the portraits I get with this lens. It keeps up well with the grandchildren when I have the A77M2 in AF-C mode. It's brighter than the DT18-55 (mk 1) that came with my A55. The colours are good, and I haven't had any...

May, 2015

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Superb piece of glass


This lens is fast and sharp. I have done whole days crowd shooting after forgetting a flash gun. Silent focusing means you can use this lens for video. The weather sealed lens means you can have fun, its solid build makes it a little heavy, but f2.8...

Mar, 2015

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Kit lens


So far only used occasionally but offers fast autofocus, build quality and images

Nov, 2014

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Amazing Results


In January I upgraded from an a65 to an a77, and the SAL1650 kit lens. I had used the a65 exclusively with a SAL18250 and kept that lens for my new purchase. The SAL1650 is an exceptional lens matching the optical performance of earlier Minolta lens....

Aug, 2014

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every sony lens should be this good


simply put...this lens was the reason that i went with the A77 (came coupled with camera body)...and i wasn't disappointed...fantastic sharp results and lightning quick focus...takes a little bit getting used to the weight, but you can't go wrong at...

Jul, 2013

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Great as a general purpose


I've just shifted from Canon to Sony. I am very please with the results for this lens equipped with my new A-77. the results are is better than I've expected. I was using Canon 60D and 5D with my amazing Canon 24-70 f/2.8 and I have to admit that this...

Jun, 2013

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Awesome Lens


Cant complain with this lens. I use mine with a a77, a65, and a300

Apr, 2013

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Awesome Lens


Cant complain with this lens. I use mine with a a77, a65, and a300

Great all around lens

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 22
Closest Focusing Distance:11.8
Component for:MILC/SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):83
Diagonal angle of view (min):32
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 1.97
Lens mount interface:Sony A
Lens structure:16/13
Lens structure (elements/groups):16/13
Lens Type:Telephoto
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Other Features


Packaging Content

Lens hood:


Camera brands compatibility:Sony
Compatibility:Alpha Digital SLR\nAlpha NEX\nAlpha 58\nAlpha 65\nAlpha 77
Compatible products:Alpha Digital SLR\nAlpha NEX\nAlpha 58\nAlpha 65\nAlpha 77

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.83