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Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

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Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS review: specs and price

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Why is Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS better than the average?

  • Weight
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    116gvs329.18g
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.25mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    36fvs21.68f
  • Maximum angle of view
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    83°vs60.84°
  • Minimum angle of view
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    32°vs38.39°
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.37f
  • Minimum focal length
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    16mmvs29.98mm
  • Optical zoom
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    3.1xvs2.71x

Price comparison

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

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Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount...Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount Retractable Zoom Lens (Bulk Packaging)
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$124.05
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (B...Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Black) + 7PC Kit Includes 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) + Front & Rear Lens Caps + Cleaning Pen - Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - International Version
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$142.96
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony SELP1650 16-50mm OSS Lens: Sony E P...Sony SELP1650 16-50mm OSS Lens: Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Black) + AOM Pro Starter Bundle Kit Combo - International Version (1 Year AOM Warranty)
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$146.96
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonFotodiox Reversible Lens Hood Kit for So...Fotodiox Reversible Lens Hood Kit for Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-Mount Power Zoom Lens, Reversible Tulip Flower Hood w/Cap f/Sony Kit Lenses
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$9.95
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony E PZ 16-50mm OSS: (SELP1650) Sony E...Sony E PZ 16-50mm OSS: (SELP1650) Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Silver) + AOM Pro Starter Bundle Kit Combo - International Version (1 Year AOM Warranty)
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$152.76
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonJJC Z-S16-50 Auto Lens Cap for SONY PZ 1...JJC Z-S16-50 Auto Lens Cap for SONY PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount Lens, Sony 16-50mm lens Cap Hood Cap
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$12.94
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (S...Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Silver) + 7PC Kit Includes 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) + Front & Rear Lens Caps + Cleaning Pen - Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - International Version
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$152.96
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens (Black)
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$1,299.95
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony a6100 Mirrorless Camera 4K APS-C IL...Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera 4K APS-C ILCE-6100LB with 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Kit and Deco Gear Case + Extra Battery + Flash + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Filter Kit + 64GB Accessories Bundle
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$949.00
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonUV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer...UV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer + FLD Fluorescent Filter Kit for Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount Power Zoom Lens
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$18.95

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weight

116g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.minimum focal length

16mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
4.maximum focal length

50mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
5.Front element doesn't rotate
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
6.Is a normal lens
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
2.maximum angle of view

83°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
3.minimum angle of view

32°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
4.optical zoom

3.1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

36f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
6.aperture blades

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.minimum focus distance

0.25m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

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