Sample pictures: You may click
on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The
full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open
for comparison. Focus is on the
dish to the right of the big solar panel near the center of the photo.
Coverage on full format, 16mm
Coverage on full format, 50mm
16mm, APS-C equiv. 24mm, F 3.5.
16mm, APS-C equiv. 24mm, F 8.
16mm, APS-C equiv. 24mm, F 22.
50mm, APS-C equiv. 75mm, F 5.6.
50mm, APS-C equiv. 75mm, F 11.
50mm, APS-C equiv. 75mm, F 36.
Closest focus (at 50mm,
F8) is only 14cm from
edge of the lens. Focus on
the program wheel of the camera.
I wanted the
ultra-compact SEL P1650, although it's an
APS-C lens, just for comparison. Of course it's possible
to crop yourself in case of.
Seen the prices of Sony full frame lenses, this is an inexpensive
all-purpose alternative if you don't need full format. Wide open it is
a bit soft, otherwise image quality is quite good. The lens is
extremely compact and lightweight. For simple private use it's o.k. and
much easier to handle than a legacy lens.