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Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
|Compatible Mountings||Sony E|
|Lens Description||50 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||50 Millimeters|
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- POWER ZOOM for smooth zooming with superb operability and quietness
- ED glass and Aspherical lens elements for excellent performance with reduced aberrations
- Built-in image stabilization
- This lens is designed for Sony α camera system E-mount cameras. You cannot use it on A-mount cameras
- Minimum focus distance - 0.25–0.3 m (0.82-1 ft)
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony E||This lens is designed for Sony α camera system E-mount cameras. You cannot use it on A-mount cameras||—||Sony E, Sony E||Sony E||Sony E|
|Item Dimensions||1.18 x 2.56 x 2.56 inches||1.20 x 2.60 x 2.60 inches||4.09 x 3.40 x 4.69 inches||3.60 x 2.80 x 2.80 inches||2.75 x 3.50 x 0.03 inches||7.75 x 4.52 x 4.52 inches|
|Item Weight||4.09 ounces||—||—||0.89 lbs||0.72 lbs||1.09 lbs|
|Lens Type||Standard||Wide Angle, Normal||Standard||Wide Angle||Wide Angle, Normal, Telephoto||Standard|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5||f/3.5||1.8 millimeters||1.4 millimeters||f/3.5||2.8 millimeters|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50.00 millimeters||75 millimeters||16 millimeters||135||55|
|Minimum Aperture||36||—||22||16 millimeters||5.6||0|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 millimeters||16.00 millimeters||35||16 millimeters||18||16|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||41 millimeters||—||—||67 millimeters||—||—|
Compact and lightweight design for excellent portability thanks to retract-ability down to a mere 29.9 mm
From the Manufacturer
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens
This 16-50mm retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry and the ideal lens for traveling and other scenarios that require a lightweight, compact camera and lens combo.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.
Aspherical lens elements
Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.
The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.
Lens-based optical image stabilization
Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.
Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.
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In this particular case though it’s more than just a few dollars, it’s substantially more than half price. Despite all of the warnings about not intended for sale in the U.S. and possible incompatibility issues, the reality is that this is the identical lens that’s sold in the retail box … there’s no value to anyone to make a special cheaper version. It all comes down to will you get a new unused one or will it be damaged and the fact that there is no warranty of any kind. Is that worth the risk and gamble? With some products, probably not, but with a lens if it works out of the box it’s probably going to continue working unless it gets physically damaged … and manufacturer warranties don’t cover that anyway.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM
This lens has been reviewed in depth in hundreds of places including some very respected and detailed pro photo sites so it would be a waste of time to repeat all that here. If you are looking at this model you know that it is an excellent value for the price and is well suited as a walkabout lens for the NEX series of cameras. It has a lot of potential if used properly and it certainly compliments the NEX series compact size by delivering a 24-75mm equivalent lens that folds into itself and only adds about an inch-and-a-half to the depth of the camera (not even really that since it doesn’t stick out much further than the handgrip). To get a lens with decent optical performance, a motorized zoom with that goes wider than average, and optical stabilization for the price and that has the Sony name on it is quite the bargain. I tried it side-by-side with the official retail boxed version and they were identical in look, feel and performance.
WHAT DOES BULK-PACKAGING MEAN
The term may be unfamiliar to you, most things you buy are in colorful retail containers complete with instructions, warranty info and accessories. In this case what you get is just the lens wrapped in bubblepak. That’s all. You can and should expect it to be clean, new and with both protective lens caps and of course you should expect it to work. All that was true with mine. You have no idea what the region of origin is but Sony has factories all over the world. In my case the country was Thailand. Also important to note is that various different sellers rotate on this page depending on who offers it for less that particular day, some may be better than others but you are the one who chooses which one so it has nothing to do with rating the actual lens.
I didn’t get this for pro studio work, which should be obvious because the lens is intended for a middle-of-the-line consumer point-and-shoot camera. You can’t expect Leica quality for the price. As a general-purpose lens for vacation trips the compactness, zoom range and image quality is highly acceptable and I like it.
I've posted two photos to illustrate image sharpness. The second is a close crop of the first, which I took from about three feet away using the on-camera flash. I converted the image from RAW using DXO and used only the default sharpening. Notice the cell structure in the leaf. Also notice how the twig laying across the leaf is slightly out of focus. So the depth of field was less than half an inch. This means the aperture was wide open, and the camera nailed the focus precisely where I wanted it. What an amazing camera-lens system!
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Pagato la metà rispetto al negozio, mi è arrivato in una confezione assolutamente anonima, benché ben protetta.
Comunque ad un primo uso non mi ha dato nessun problema. Sarei curioso di sapere da dove viene...