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Sony SAL1650 - 16-50mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens Essentials Kit

Sony SAL1650 - 16-50mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens Essentials Kit
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17 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The value for money also gets good reviews.


On average, users rate this product 96/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony SAL1650 - 16-50mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens Essentials Kit from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

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

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Awesome Lens


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

Great all around lens

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Killer Lens


I have two G lenses and two Zeiss lenses, and, subjectively, this lens is sharper. It is a perfect match to the A77, which needs the large aperture and super-sharp optical performance. When I bought the A77, I worried that the detectors (pixels) were...

Razor sharp; fast, silent focusing; great price



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Good , However...


One Month experience with this SAL1650 lens on both the a580 and a100 There are a lot of 5 star reviews on this page for the lens. I guess it is justified if you compare this lens to the other low to mid range zooms Sony produces. As a Zoom lens it is...

it is FAST! and very Sharp at 50mm f/10

at 16mm it is soft

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So far great!


Got mine off Ebay right after price increase. Got lit for lees than the old full price. Works great and very quiet. No focus noise at all and works great on my a65.

Very quiet

A little heavy

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Amazing sharpness for the price


Honestly, the quality of this glass is amazing. Because I always use cameras with crop sensors anyway, this is a perfect addition to anyone's collection. Constant 2.8 aperture is great for video. Couldn't ask for more.

Clear images

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Solid Lens, Great Purchase


This is a wonderful piece of glass. The feel of it in your hand is great, and it is better built than the CZ 16-80mm. If you don't need the extra reach, I definitely suggest this lens over the CZ given that it's faster and has the SSM in it. A little...

Optics, SSM, Build Quality, Everything

72mm diameter (filters are expensive)

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The SONY 16-50MM 2.8 lens is excellent


We've had our SONY 16-50MM 2.8 lens since the beginning of October. We are sooo happy that we bought ours as part of the 2nd SONY SLT-A77 we ordered as a kit.

very fast, bright, excellent color, great in low light

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simply the best lens for your Sony alpha APS-C


This is a beautiful (albeit not light or cheap) partner for the Sony Alphas, esp. the new A77 and A65. It might be the sharpest of any 16-50 2.8 on the market right now, and it is even sharper than the very pricey alpha mount Carl Zeiss 16-80mm, but of...

1) exceptional sharpness; 2) great value; 3) firmware correction

1) weight; 2) somewhat stiff zoom ring; 3) not cheap