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Sony SEL-P1650

Sony SEL-P1650
alaAverage 3.8

65 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sony SEL-P1650. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Views about the design and reliability are generally positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

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On average, users rate this product 76/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony SEL-P1650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and price also get good comments.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SELP1650 Alpha NEX Series Power Zoom Lens 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ritchierich (

Pretty darn good wide angle


I don't see what all the fuss is about. I had reasonable expectations with this "kit" lens, but actually was blown away with its performance! I work at a camera store and see all sorts of optics and this one is well worth it. I was initially planning...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (

Terrible lens


Terrible distortion below 20mm. No straight line will look straight with this lens at those wide angles. The distortion is so bad that you have no chance of correcting it in post processing. Also don't shoot in any direction where there's alot of...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: George8 (

Excellent Lens


Certainly not a professional, but I do like to take good photographs. I gave up a nice Nikon more than a decade ago to dabble in digital photography - a simple Sony at the time. Four more simple yet great Sony's later, I'm finally back with an a6000....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Tob64 (



Great lens. Fast focus and useful in many different situations. But at 15 months the lens is suddenly a paperweight. When attached to the NEX-6 body the camera says "Cannot recognize lens Attache properly". My Sony 55-210 lens works perfect. So I...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Apocryphon (

Unfair reputation?


This was one of two lenses I got when I initially purchased my a6000. I'm pretty nocturnal and, to be honest, I pretty rapidly got sick of and replaced it, even though I kept it. The slow aperture just left a lot to be desired and I didn't really find...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: JMKinAZ (

Not Bad, Not Good


Overall, I like this lens. Images are sharp. The lens is compact. A good starter lens in a kit. And the price was right when I bought it Dec 2014. But there is way too much barreling at the widest angle and some vignetting on the corners. I will...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Techperson4 (

Good enough for a stocklens, but don't count on it


I have this Lens as a secondary. I never really use it. It's for a very good reason: This lens is not very good. It came in the package with my QX1. But that could only mean one thing: it's cheap. And as a matter of fact, it is. Unless this lens came...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: elyoung (

Not good


I bought the A6000 kit with this lens, and ended up returning it because the image quality was pretty bad. It has the worst distortion of any lens I've ever seen by a lot. Pretty much always soft images. This lens is not up to the standard Sony...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: fotorail (

OK purchase, does what I need it to do


The lens is an OK lens, would prefer a manual zoom though. The lens came with the camera, a Sony a6000. This is an amazing camera. I have a full complement of professional Canon Cameras as I am a sport shooter. This camera and the 16-50 lens will be my...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Agro84 (

OK kit lens


This lens came with my A6000 mirroless, my first experience with such a camera. Normally I lug around my Nikon D7000 with an 18-300 mm zoom. Took this camera and lens on a vacation to northern Italy. Still learning the camera, so results could be my...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:CSC LENS
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony E
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens