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Next OL lens test report - Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G
Very good ... unless used without auto-correction
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Huh... I almost missed the fact that it has no stabilizer.

9 stops of vignetting and 8% distortion is bit steep, any way you slice it, so gods bless the corrections. Big Grin
Not bad at all, that standard zoom. And the price? The Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f2.8 DX ED (remember thatone, Klaus?) was (quite a bit) more expensive more than a decade ago. And the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM that followed that Nikkor a few years later was in a similar price range as this Sony too.
Quote:While Sony's APS-C lens lineup is still far from being complete, it has now assembled an interesting gang of quality zoom lenses - the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS, E 16-55mm f/2.8 G, and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS represent a quite compelling compact and low-weight combo.

Correct. And it stands out the "gap" between 55 and 70mm (of course Klaus didn't list the Sony-Zeiss 16-70mm ƒ/4 because it's controversial.

BTW, for the wide end the recent Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD is getting very good preliminary (p)reviews... They say it's much better than the Sony 10-18 ƒ/4, being a stop faster (but not OSS and larger/heavier).


Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.
(06-20-2021, 05:07 AM)Klaus Wrote: Very good ... unless used without auto-correction

In your review you compare to the underwhelming 16-70, do you have a comment vs the 18-105, your last favorite (based on your review some 5 years ago)?
Well, if you look at the review of the 18-105mm f/4 G, the MTFs are substantially worse and it has distortion issues of its own.
The 18-105mm f/4 G was the best option back then but it can't really touch the 16-55mm G.
The 18-105mm has one neat aspect - it doesn't extend.
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