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May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of SONY SAL-1650. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price, whereas opinions are divided on the usability.

price, design

On average, users rate this product 92/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of SONY SAL-1650 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 People are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably.

price, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

May, 2015

Expert review by: PhotographyBLOG (

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (

DT 16-50 mm f/2.8 SSM


Weak image quality on the edge of the frame near the maximum relative aperture,, Significant chromatic aberration close the maximum relative aperture at both ends of focal range,, Vignetting which is not only high but also higher than that of the...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: PhotoReview (

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Lens


A superior general-purpose kit lens designed for the new Sony SLT-A77 camera.Sony's DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM zoom lens was announced at the same time as the A77 and A65 camera bodies and features a dust- and moisture-resistant construction that has been...

You want a fast general-purpose zoom lens for everyday and travel photography., You require superior performance and build quality plus dust, and moisture-resistance., You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with good flatness of field.,...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Review

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM (SAL-1650) - Review / Lens Test


The Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM doesn't deliver an absolutely flawless job on the NEX 7 but at optimal settings you can achieve very good if not impressive results across the image frame. The center quality is generally superb at mainstream settings and...

Mar, 2011

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

Consumer review by: TheEnthusiast (

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


Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: OldNoob (

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

May, 2012

Consumer review by: A65MACGuy (

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

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: markrathgeber (

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

Feb, 2012