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Happy New Year, and an initial test of Sony E PZ 16-50!


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#1 Akira

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:08

Hello folks, I wish a Happy New Year to you all!

Today I made a New Year's visit to Ikegami Honmonji shrine, one of the largest in Tokyo. I brought my new Sony NEX-5R with E PZ 16-50mm/f3.5-5.6 and would like to share some results here.

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If you would pixel-peep them at 100% on the corners, you would be disappointed. But I would say that the lens offers the image quality decent enough to share on the 'net.

All but #4 shot at 50mm was shot at 16mm. The image #3 suggests that the distortion correction switched on in the camera doesn't seem to be reflected on ACR 7.3 (the latest version). I didn't switch the vignette correction on in the camera, because the vignetting of wideangle lenses doesn't really bother me personally. The vignetting practically disappears at longest end as indicated by the image #4 (shot wide open at f5.6).

Edited by Akira, 01 January 2013 - 06:13 .

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#2 Larry

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:04

Hi Akira,

So much has been crammed into this small pancake power-zoom 16-50mm that one cannot realistically expect it to shine at its most challenging widest focal length. I can see however that the 50mm is pretty good. Can you comment on this lens' performance within the 20-24mm range? Thank you.

Edited by Larry, 16 January 2013 - 12:06 .


#3 Akira

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:26

Thanks for the bump, Larry. :D

I will perform further tests with the performance of the mid-range of the zoom.
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