In a recent review, Matthew Richards and Chris George of Digital Camera World take a deeper look at the Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G lens. After thoroughly testing the lens and examining its build and performance, here’s some of what they had to say:
“It delivers sumptuous image quality with fabulous sharpness and contrast, along with pleasant bokeh." – Digital Camera World on the Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 G
“...autofocus performance is excellent in terms of both speed and accuracy.”
“Sharpness across the whole image frame is epic, even when shooting wide-open at f/2.8, throughout the shorter half of the zoom range. It remains excellent at longer zoom settings, although corner-sharpness drops off a little at the long end.”
“Contrast and colour rendition are superb, while resistance to ghosting and flare is very good indeed.”
“The quality of bokeh is very pleasant when shooting wide-open, and remains good when stopping down a little, helped by the well-rounded nine-blade diaphragm.”
“It delivers sumptuous image quality with fabulous sharpness and contrast, along with pleasant bokeh. Handling is very refined, with the addition of a customisable focus hold button, strong build quality and weather-seals. Autofocus is super-fast and deadly-accurate.”
See the full review and sample photos here.