Shotkit.com just posted their review for the Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 G lens. In the review, photographer Marc Bergreen takes a closer look at the features, build, handling, autofocus, image quality, value and more. See what he has to say about the lens and why it makes him want to add the Sony α6600 to his kit.
“Together, this camera and lens make an excellent combination of performance/versatility while keeping size/weight to an absolute minimum.” – Photographer Marc Bergreen on the Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 G & Sony α6600.
The 16-55mm f/2.8 is a G-series lens, marking it among the top performers in the lineup and, as Bergreen notes, it speaks to Sony's commitment to the demands of APS-C shooters. "The Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 is an amazing powerhouse of a lens packed in a very compact size," he writes. "I was really happy to see that Sony finally released a f/2.8 mid-range zoom lens for their APS-C cameras."
As a native mirrorless lens, the 16-55mm f/2.8 G was designed and built to work synchronistically wirth the latest Sony APS-C cameras like the α6600 and throughout his review, Bergreen notes the performance of the camera/lens combination. “My main use for the α6600 and Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 G would be a compact, do anything camera for travel and adventure shoots where size/weight is extremely important. Together, this camera and lens make an excellent combination of performance/versatility while keeping size/weight to an absolute minimum.”
Bergreen sums up the experience of the 16-55mm and α6600 combination quite simply. "After using this lens for several weeks with the α6600," he writes, "I have concluded that it is the best lightweight travel combination on the market. The quality, versatility, and performance is amazing for such a compact combo." And he adds, “Overall, I thoroughly appreciated this lens and think it will be a ‘go-to’ for many APS-C Sony camera users.”
Read the full review.