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48 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of SONY SAL-1650. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and size also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 95/100.

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Consumer review by: MikeCL (

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

Consumer review by: Darky (

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

Consumer review by: DutchMikeM (

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

Consumer review by: Angelladee (

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

Consumer review by: Goredolf (

Kit lens


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

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Tiny (

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

Consumer review by: deltadave44 (

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

Consumer review by: Ghuraify (

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

Consumer review by: FotoJunkie (

Awesome Lens


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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: FotoJunkie (

Awesome Lens


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

Great all around lens

Apr, 2013