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Sony E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS Lens

Sony E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS Lens

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Meh....
A-Cunning-linguist
very much so.
I'm not clear why anyone would buy this new. It's their kit on a lot of models and the better models will want better lenses than these. The only benefit I've found is ability to use power zoom remotely. If you really need it, but it used for super cheap.
My go to is the 35 prime in this form factor.
This is Sony's kit lens for their APS-C e-mount bodies.
It got a very bad reputation when it was released because many of the older e-mount bodies did not have a lens profile for it(no longer an issue since lens profiles are built into every recent e-mount body, or can be applied in lightroom).
Overall this is a decent kit lens. It has some above average center sharpness, and it gets even better when stepped down. The main point of this lens, however, is the compact size. Nothing else really comes close. This makes it an extremely good lens for a "walk-around" set-up or for vacations. It isn't going to outperform a Canon L or Sony G Master lens, but it will give you pretty good image quality in a compact package. Search for Kurt Munger's review of the lens if you want a more detailed review.
That said, this price is pretty mediocre. It can be found for close to $100 grey market on e-bay, and only slightly more on amazon.
Also keep in mind that this lens is for crop (APS-C) cameras. While you can use it on cameras from the a7 series, it is sort of a waste because the lens doesn't use the entire sensor, just the same area that would be used on a crop camera.
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acceptable, if its a kit len yes. if u going out your way to purchase one. Im seriously wondering why not just didnt grab a point and shoot. not like the difference would be noticeable. I understands its position as a lens. but it still seriously sucks. the sony 18-55mm is easily a better choice. and has manual zoom so you know it actually doesn't have to load that power zoom which is so much like a point and shoot anyways. Oh if I want compact Ill grab a 16mm pancake emount and crop to get some "zoom" would do the job better and is slimer. tldr: I'm just saying this drop ain't worth purchasing.
Fukuro
people should buy if they want. But if they are into photography, stop if they thinking purchasing this kit lens is a good idea. Get a sigma 30mm f2.8 for 50 usd more. If you aren't why do u have an interchangeable camera? grab a nice rx100 would service u nicely(that is if u want to purchase this lens).
Loved having this lens, made my A7 into a carry around for snapshots camera. I wouldn't use it for a paid job, but it is a nice fairly sharp lens for trips and personal use. Or as the internet would say, "Great for "Street Photography" and great as a "Backup" lens!"
BTW- It is currently $4 MORE at amazon right now :P
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snapshots like street photography? heck this is the last thing Ill use. As long as u get it as a kit lens. its fine, but not purchasing this thing and u put it on a full frame emount thats fine, but kinda of a waste.
Fukuro
whatever dude, to each their own.
This is the kit lens for the sony Alpha 6xxx cameras. While it's a nice lens especially when packaged with the camera it's not worth over 300$. It's small light weight and fairly versitle however low light performance is mediocre or poor. At 3.5 don't expect much by way of bokeh if thas your thing. I have one of these myself and while on a bright well lit day for casual shooting and video it's ok don't expect to much out of it. There have been exceptions to this and yes you can get some surprisingly good results from the lens but it's safe to say the lens is pretty mediocre. Check Adorama and B&H for this lens they tend to sell it at a cheaper price but not always.
Now will you surprise us with a 24-70/2.8 GM lens or any other good Sony lens?
So $4 less than amazon?
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Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Black, Bulk Packaging) - International Version (No Warranty) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSMDVJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_tt3Czb7AAT5R7
bigmikebrooklyn
Wow, nice find. I didn't think to search for the international version. Wonder if it's the same source/seller.
The kit lens?? Weak.
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I thought F5.6 was the sweet spot for many of Sony's E-Mounts. I didn't get a lens when I purchased my a6000. Not sure if I want to get this one or not. The size and zoom range is the selling point next to my 18-105.
tinyman392
You can use it at f/5.6 and get ok results when not in 16 or 50mm, but in the extreme ends of the zoom it's best to stop down to f/8.0 to get reasonable quality.
Unfortunately this drop went out with a data error and we will be relaunching the drop with the correct information. All the transactions before 8am PST will be canceled and refunded.
No longer active. Looks like I was 1 minute too late. :(
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So, I've never seen anything like this on MD before. Was it a legit drop or just an entry error as others have suggested?
Mulberry6
I have no idea, but I have a receipt for the drop ending and my purchase, which includes the $1 total.
Gotta say, I would be VERY impressed if this ended up not actually being a data-entry error. XD
*Grabs the popcorn in anticipation of Massdrop staff melting down*
Hint: you guys really need a function in this chat page where we can ping you for whatever reason
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I got two lens covers for 1$ and there is a lens in between.
IvanSpendalot
Rather than $10+ for a single lens cap.
At 1$ it is cheaper to buy this instead of buying missing lens cover for my same lens.