Sony SAL-1650 reviews: Lens

23 customer reviews

+ This lens scores high on ease of use. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£327 – £617 at 8 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.4 out of 10 based on 23 reviews.
Diameter: 8.1 cm, 8.8 See full product description
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martyn, oswestry 35years of experience photography

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very quick to focus.
Extremely quiet focusing.
Build quality.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Mar 2012

Frank, Frome Enthusiastic amateur photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use...
Image quality...
Bad points:
Possibly the build quality body wise; bit 'plasticy'... and the price BUT not enough tp put off buying the lens.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Apr 2012

roger, norwich Newbie to digi SLRs

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This lens with the Sony a77 is a brilliant combination. So please I committed to these products/
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2012

gary, Rabat

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Big max aperture (2.8) which does not change with focal length. Filters will not rotate on focussing. Very fast, quiet focussing. A65 camera and others will compensate and correct some lens aberrations (vignetting, chromatic aberration, distortion). Bright images, very shrp images.
Bad points:
Plastic not metal. Zoom lock only works at 16mm. A bit heavy.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Mar 2013

John, Buckie Keen Intermediate

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This should be classed as a G series lens, however i'm glad it isn't as it saved me some cash.
Great quality images, tack sharp over almost all focal lengths.
Bad points:
Weight is a bit of a negative, but the quality makes it worth the effort.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2012

barry, Ware semi pro

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very sharp lens,a bit lmited on the 50mm end
i am very pleased with this lens and would highly recommend
to other sony users
Bad points:
not as sharp at f2.8 but this is the same on most lens
a bit heavy but this goes with the quality
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jun 2013

deck, Studley, Warks. Still after that image.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
silky smooth action, good solid feel, even the hood and front cap click nicely into place, well pleased so far.
Bad points:
none yet.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jun 2012

Product Features

Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 8.1
Length in cm 8.8
Weight (g) 577
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8

Also known as: Sony Alpha, Sony DT 16-50mm

 

Manufacturer's Description

SAL1650 16-50mm F2.8 SSM zoom lens
Bright, very high quality telephoto with approx. 3x zoom range

16-50mm F2.8 SSM zoom lens. Compatible with A-mount cameras

  • Versatile and easy to carry with premium optics
  • Smooth, quiet autofocus with stills or HD movies
  • Weather- and dust-resistant design

Features

  • High quality standard telephoto lens with approximately 3x zoom range
  • Ideal for wide range of everyday applications, including portraits, travel, landscapes and general-purpose shooting
  • Bright F2.8 maximum aperture allows creation of smooth background defocus effects (bokeh)
  • High performance optics achieve versatile zoom range with 16mm maximum wide angle in light, easy-to-carry lens body
  • Internal SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) drive achieves exceptionally fast, quiet autofocus – ideal for stills and HD movie shooting
  • Aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements suppress aspheric and chromatic aberration for superb resolution and contrast
  • Rugged weather-resistant design with interlocking seals to protect against effects of dust and moisture

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