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Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Top 87%111 points
Top 87%
Top 87%108 points
Top 87%
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS vs Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS: 23 facts in comparison

1. widest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
5.6f
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: 1.2f
5.6f

2. minimum focus distance

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.
0.25m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m
0.4m

3. widest aperture

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.
f/3.5
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: f/1.2
f/3.5

4. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
30% have it

5. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
39% have it

6. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
36f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

7. Can focus to infinity

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.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
63% have it

8. Front element doesn't rotate

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.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
62% have it

9. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
91% have it

10. minimum angle of view

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).
32°
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD: 2°
23°

11. Has rounded aperture blades

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.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
75% have it

12. minimum focal length

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.
16mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm
28mm

13. weight

179g lighter.
116g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g
295g

14. maximum angle of view

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).
83°
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH: 318°
54°

15. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

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.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
40% have it

16. aperture blades

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.
7
Lensbaby Velvet 85: 12
7

17. Is a normal lens

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.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
27% have it

18. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

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.
22f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

19. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
94% have it

20. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
3.1x
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x
2.5x

21. Includes lens hood

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
58% have it

22. Is a telephoto lens

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
37% have it

23. maximum focal length

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.
50mm
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm
70mm

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