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

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Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS vs Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

Why is Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS better than Zeiss Batis 25mm F2?

  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has rounded aperture blades
  • 9mm shorter minimum focal length
    16mmvs25mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • 219g lighter
    116gvs335g
  • Is a normal lens

Why is Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 better than Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS?

  • Has full-time manual focus
  • 3.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    2fvs5.6f
  • 42.86% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2 vs3.5f
  • Weather sealed
  • Has or is a prime lens
  • 0.05m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.2mvs0.25m
  • 8° narrower minimum angle of view
    24°vs32°
  • Lens hood is reversible

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1.Front element doesn't rotate
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

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.

2.Weather sealed
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.has or is a prime lens
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

4.minimum focal length

16mm

25mm

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.

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0.24mm

5.weight

116g

335g

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2.1g

6.Lens hood is reversible
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

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°

29°

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).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

3.minimum angle of view

32°

24°

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).

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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

4.optical zoom

3.1x

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.

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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

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Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

2f

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.

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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

2.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

36f

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.

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Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

3.widest aperture

f/3.5

f/2

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.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

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

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.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.Can focus to infinity
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

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.

3.minimum focus distance

0.25m

0.2m

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.

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Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

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.

5.Has focus motor
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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